The "What is the coldest country in the world" riddle is as follows: "What is the coldest country in the world?" "Chile." The answer is a pun, referring to the South American country of Chile and the term "chilly," meaning "cold."
The truthful answer to the question, "What is the coldest country in the world" is not Chile, but Antarctica.
With temperatures dropping as low as 89.2 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, Antarctica is the coldest country in the world. The average high temperature for the year in Antarctica is 49 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.
Chile has mild or warm weather year-round. The warmest month in Chile is January, which has an average high of 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest month in Chile is July, which has an average low of 37 degrees Fahrenheit.