According to various sources, there are about 196 independent states in the world. Each region has a lot of features – from the climate, to the quality of life of the local population. And if the financial and economic indicators can be measured objectively, for example, by GDP per capita to make a rating of the richest countries in the world, it is very difficult to determine which country is the most beautiful.

Most often, lists of the most beautiful countries in the world are published by famous travel portals, which are based on surveys of a wide audience. Usually the leading positions are taken by the states with rich culture, comfortable climate, lots of historical sites, beautiful architecture, breathtaking scenery, diverse flora and fauna.

The most beautiful countries in the world – those places where millions of people from around the world dream to visit at least once in a lifetime. In this case, each person is dominated by his own criterion of beauty. Some fall for the incredible atmosphere of the streets of Venice, while others are crazy about the famous city beaches in Rio de Janeiro.

Based on current data of the major travel agencies and international independent research, we assign a rating of top 10 most beautiful countries in the world in 2024.


1. South Africa
2. Italy
3. New Zealand
4. Canada
5. Switzerland
6. Greece
7. Norway
8. India
9. Brazil
10. USA



South Africa

The most beautiful country in the world is the Republic of South Africa. The nature of this colorful state is so impressive that despite the distance most tourists tend to return to this place more than once. It concentrates a huge variety of flora and fauna, located the most beautiful coastal areas and unique wildlife. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the best national parks in the world and stroll around Cape Town's historic districts.



Of European countries Italy is considered the most beautiful in the world. Along with France and Spain, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Every year, up to 60 million people visit Italian cities with majestic architecture, such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Naples and many others. Italy has an incredible amount of beauty, such as the Dolomite Alps, the Amalfi Coast and Lake Como. Not to mention the famous Colosseum and the Tower of Pisa.


New Zealand

Almost no authoritative rating of the most beautiful countries in the world is not without New Zealand. There is no more picturesque place on the planet. Moreover, everything is in harmony in this state - from the perfect infrastructure and high standard of living, especially in cities like Wellington or Auckland, to the unique nature, including manicured beaches, tropical forests, lakes, fjords, mountains and plains. Moreover, New Zealand is on the list of countries with the best climate for living in the world.



The Canadian Rocky Mountains, glacial Lake Moraine, Sam Ford Fjord, and Niagara Falls are just a fraction of the attractions you can and should see in Canada. The largest country in the world, after Russia, has a wealth of natural beauty, including virgin forests and arctic tundra. Attractive population centers in Canada are Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal, and Vancouver is considered one of the best cities to live in the world.



Not only is Switzerland one of the richest countries in Europe, but it is also in the top five most beautiful countries in the world. For example, there are mesmerizing parts of the Alps - the Matterhorn, the Bernese Oberland and the magnificent lakes - Lehmann, Lugano. Switzerland has very clean air and beautiful cities with stunning architecture - Geneva, Zurich, Lucerne. No wonder that find a job in Swiss companies and stay here forever dream of millions of people.



Thanks to its unique location, ancient history and culture, the origins of Western civilization, democracy and philosophy, Greece is considered one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and the world. The most popular destinations are Mount Olympus, the Monasteries of Meteora, the Acropolis of Athens, the Temple of Poseidon, the ruins of ancient Delphi, the Gulf of Corinth, as well as the stunningly beautiful islands of Crete, Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos. Holidaying on the coasts of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea attracts millions of tourists to Greece.



The northern part of the planet is represented by Norway in the ranking of the most beautiful countries in the world. This is largely due to its luxurious fjords, such as Geiranger, Nørøy Fjord and Sogne Fjord, which are called the "jewels" of Scandinavia. In addition, Norway is one of the best places to watch such a mesmerizing phenomenon as the Northern Lights. Another visually appealing place is the Lofoten Islands (archipelago in the Norwegian Sea). By the way, Norway is considered one of the happiest countries in the world.



Incredible beauty of Asia is best demonstrated in India. It has everything – from ancient temples and architectural monuments, to tropical beaches in the GOA and glaciers in the Himalayas. India is home to one of the world's most significant cultural heritage sites, the Taj Mahal, a mausoleum mosque. Nature includes beautiful mountains, forests, rivers, lakes and waterfalls, as well as tens of thousands of species of plants and wildlife.



Latin America is represented in the list of the most beautiful countries in the world by Brazil. The greatest impression is made by the largest rainforest on the planet – the Amazon Rainforest, which covers almost the entire Amazon basin. Equally mesmerizing are the Iguazu Falls and the vast marshland area, the Pantanal. Moreover, Rio de Janeiro with enviable consistency is included in the ratings of the most beautiful and colorful cities of the world.



The United States of America closes the top 10 most beautiful countries in the world partly because of the natural diversity and huge technological advances. Along with "soulless" skyscrapers and other modern architecture the U.S. has a lot of interesting places - the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Yosemite Falls, Lake Tahoe, Yellowstone supervolcano, wildlife in Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands. No less popular among tourists are well-known American cities - New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Las Vegas.

In conclusion, we note that above were presented the 10 most beautiful countries in the world according to a set of factors, but the Earth as a whole is a delightful planet. On every continent and in almost every country you can find something special. For example, somewhere stunning wildlife, and somewhere unique architectural structures. In one country prevails mountainous terrain, and in another continuous plains. In short, when choosing the best country to live or travel, rely on personal taste.

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