With the changing social, political and economic environment, the world has affected a lot from these factors and it is not peaceful as it was in the past. Why it happened is a long discussion but here we will discuss about the most peaceful countries of the world to live in. Since 2007 the Institute of Economics & peace (IEP) is issuing global peace index every year which is basically a measurement of the nation’s peacefulness and based on the internal & external factors of that particular country or region. There are lots of countries in the world who are considered as one of the major tourist attractions in the world due to their natural beauty and importantly peace in their country. The colder countries like European are most peaceful as compared to others because in the cooler atmosphere the people’s attitude also becomes moderate. So in this special article you will find countries that are most peaceful, beautiful, romantic and progressed. You will also find the major tourist attractions in the world. Let’s have look at the most peaceful countries of the world. This special list has been prepared according to the research of Forbes Magazine.
Having the magical natural beauty, Iceland is the most peaceful country out of 162 nations of the world. There are many factors which make it as the most peaceful nation in the world; firstly it remains out from the main conflicts of the world, that’s why it not looks in the media or any headlines. Secondly due to its spectacular natural beauty, the tourists across the globe come there to enjoy their times. In Iceland the major tourist attractions are huge beautiful glaciers and Volcanoes and also people takes great interest in the cultural attractions of Iceland. Actually Iceland is a Nordic island nation having the total area of 103,000 square kilometers with the GDP (PPP) of $14.488 billion as of 2015 and per capita income is $44,575. The Currency of Iceland is Icelandic Krona (ISK). Its total population is estimated 325,671 as of 1 January 2014. It is obvious that the smaller is the population, most peaceful the country will be.
The European countries are consistently ranked in the top ten list of most peaceful countries but among these European countries, Denmark has made its 2nd place due to its business and safety as compared to the rest of the countries of the world. In spite of the Nazis occupation on Copenhagen which is the capital of Denmark during the 2nd world war, Denmark did not fight. Actually the Danish people are really friendly and their focus has always remained on the economy and they prefer economic matters rather than in conflicts especially in armed conflicts. I really challenged that the people who have visited Denmark ones or twice will want to live there. Denmark consists of an area of 43,094 square kilometers having a population of 5.7 million as of October 2014. Basically Denmark consists of 443 Islands where 70 of them are inhabited. Its GDP (PPP) as of 2014 is estimated as $248.683 billion while per capita income is $44,325 dollars which makes it as one of the Developed economies in the world.
Located at Southwestern Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is the 3rd most peaceful country in the planet according to the Institute of Economics & peace. New Zealand is maintaining its top ten ranking due to the stable economy and political atmosphere. This island country has the area of 268,021 square kilometers and its population is estimated 4,509,900 as of June 2014. If we talk about its GDP (PPP) then in 2013 it was estimated as $122.193 billion and per capita was recorded as $30,493. The Currency of New Zealand is New Zealand Dollar (NZD). The Capital of the country is Willington while its largest city is considered as Auckland. This Island country is situated near about 1500 kilometers east of Australia; if we search the history of Kiwis then it shows that it was probably the last major landmasses which were established by the human.
At number four there comes Austria which is one the most peaceful and richest country in the world. The Austrian people are very friendly and romantic and they remains very far away from conflictions, that’s why every year they declared as one of the peaceful countries in the world by the Institute of economics and peace. The Republic of Austria is one of the developed economies and tourist attractions in the world having an area of 83,879 square kilometers. As of October 2014 its population is estimated at 8,572,895 while its GDP (PPP) is $373.133 billion and per capita income is $43,796. The currency of Austria is Euro (EUR). The Austrian terrain is mountainous and you can guess its height that only 32% of the country is located below 1,640 feet (500 meters). If we talk about its ethnic groups then 81.1% are Austrians, 2.7% Germans, 2.2% Turks and 8.9% others.
If we talk about the most beautiful and progressed nations in the world then Switzerland definitely comes first in our mind as it is one of the magical tourist attractions in the world. The Swiss people are considered as the romantic nation in the world and of course are very friendly and hospitable. Due to its stable and open political structure the country has to face very less political instability. As far as its crime rates are concerned then these figures are very less as compared to the rest of the countries. Besides that the Swiss government keeps very friendly relations to the other countries that are why they have strong diplomatic relations with the world. Similarly in International, regional and global political conflicts, Switzerland play a neutral role.
According to the Institute of Economics and peace, Japanese are the 6th most peaceful nation in the world and is the most peaceful and prosperous country in Asia. The crime rates are very low as compared to the rest of the countries and due to its political and economic stability it has no conflicts with its neighbor countries. Besides that it has strong diplomatic relations with the world. The 3rd largest economy of the World, Japan has its internal security force in order to maintain peace in the country, that’s why lots of tourists come there to enjoy the beautiful places located in Japan. It has an area of 377,944 square kilometers and as of 2014 its population is estimated at 126,434,964.
Having an area of 338,424 square kilometers and the population of 5,474,094, Finland is the 7th most peaceful country in the world and the 8th largest country in Europe. The Finland is a country which is full of natural places and it has strong economy as well which makes it as one of the developed countries in the world. One thing is very important about Finland and that is their quality education because it is considered as the 5th best education system in the world which is really an amazing achievement got by the Finland government and people. Its capital and largest city is Helsinki and if we talk about its GDP (PPP) then it is recorded as $221.539 billion as of 2014 while per capita income is $40,485 which is really amazing.
Canadian people come at number eight in our ranking. Why Canada comes in the top ten lists? The people who have visited Toronto or Niagara Falls can give the best answer. Yes of course it is awesome due to its cleanliness, diversity and crispiness. Having the population of approximately 33 million people, it is one of the highly standard living countries in the world. Having the total area of 9,984, 670 square kilometers, Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world by area. It is the 13th biggest economy in the world as it has a total GDP (PPP) of $1.518 trillion as of 2013 figures while per capita income is $43,146 which is the 9th biggest in the world. These figures make it as one the richest country in the world.
Sweden is the 9th peaceful country in the world and it borders with Norway & Finland. Having the total GDP (PPP) of $454.320 billion and per capita of $46,386 as of 2015 it is one of the developed countries in the world. It has an area of 450,295 square kilometers which makes it as the 57th largest country in the world by area. Near about 85% of its population lives in urban areas and Swedish people are considered as the romantic nation in the world. Sweden is one of the biggest weapon exporters in the world especially in Europe, yet it is maintaining peace and development in the country due to its strong political structure. Here the crime and robbery rates are less as compared to America.
The last name in our countdown is of Belgium. Having the roughly population of 11,198,638, this small country is very peaceful and progressed in the world. The GDP (PPP) of the country is estimated as $434.503 billion as of 2014 which is the 32nd biggest in the world. Belgium keeps great importance in the European countries due to its location because it is located in the heart of the Europe and also is the home of NATO & European Union. Besides that it is also one of the beautiful countries in the world for recreation and tourism as it keeps enchanting beauty, majestic castles and beautiful town halls.