Would you like to know, which are the most peaceful countries to live and raise your kids? Or how much peaceful is your country among 162 countries in the world? .. If your answer is yes …then ..check out the list below…
Mainly, ‘absence of conflicts’ and ‘war’ were considered as the main factors to determine the presence and maintenance of peace by GPI.
They Also found Peaceful countries have something in common like highly transparent government and low corruption rate. Their peace is related to income, schooling and the level of regional integration. And small and stable countries, that are part of regional blocks are likely to get high rank in Global Peace Index.
Now let us check out 15 Most peaceful countries of this year:
1 . Iceland
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Peacefulness: Iceland is in #1 position among the peaceful countries in the world. They are not involved in conflict or war within their country or outside. According to GunPolicy.org, about 90 thousand guns are possessed by 300 thousand people in Iceland. You will find it unusual that most crimes don’t involve firearms and there is low crime rate even though Icelanders keep lots of gun in their possession ( by the way, it’s not easy to have a gun legally in Iceland).
Police are unarmed. The special force called ‘Viking Squad’ is seldom called for keeping the peace. They don’t have any standing army at all. Lightly armed coast guards are in charge of country’s defense.
Low crime rate is because of its economic stability. There is hardly any difference in classes of people. Most people in Iceland are in middle class and educated.
Things to do or see in Iceland: You can see rare seen of Whale, Northern phenomena and so on. Beautiful underground springs and thermal pools are available all around Iceland. Those are beautiful and some are good for health and skin. One can go for horse riding and hiking to explore the attractive landscape.
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From 2008 to 2014, Denmark was ranked within 2 to 6 among the most peaceful countries in the world. This country is becoming better and better. Denmark is one of the most peaceful countries in the world as people are safe here in many senses. High living standard is because of its social structure, low crime rate, less pollution and stable political condition. They have a long history of avoiding war or conflicts. Even after Being occupied under Nazis, Copenhagen was not in conflict during World War II.
People are calm and peaceful, too. They focus on social and economic development more than engaging in conflicts. On my Denmark stay, I personally found Copenhagen is the most peaceful and friendly city. When I first went there I was really surprised and glad at the same time to see that there is a parallel path for the cycles with each road . By the way, I found they like to bike a lot.
Things to do or see in Denmark:
Summer, middle of the year, is the best time to meet happy Danes; you can enjoy the Sun, see picture perfect green everywhere, and know about their culture. Denmark is a land of beautiful people, gorgeous architecture, castle, museum, park and so on. If you are in a short trip you can see the multicultural Copenhagen by bike. It is may be one of those countries in the world you would like to travel around by riding a bicycle.
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Austria ranked high,#3 out of 162 countries, in 2014 ranks of peaceful countries. Good social structure , Low domestic and internal conflicts and low militarization make their position higher. They highly focus on their citizens, peace, environmental well being. It’s one of the best green countries to live in. Famous Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger grew up in Austria.
Its also has a rich history, and some very beautiful places to see. You will like their stunning architectures like Schonbrunn Palace, Melk abbey, Vienna State Opera, Two time home to the Winter Olympics, Seefeld. Like Switzerland in Europe, Austria is famous for it’s Olympic winter sports venue.
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New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with amazing views of landscapes. This country is known for its peaceful environment, low crime rate and internal conflict. Also another important aspect is its remarkable hospitality. The local people too turn out to be good and friendly. New Zealand is a nice country to study as well. Every year New Zealand attracts thousands of visitors who appreciate the beauty of this land.
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Switzerland is a beautiful country that attracts tourists from all over the world. The legendary scenic beauty of Switzerland calls up travelers to visit this amazing country. Swiss people are renowned for their hospitality and non violent nature. Switzerland has lowest political instability. It had very good relationship with its neighbors and other countries as well. It is notable that this country has long been playing neutral role in international politics and matters. The largest city of Switzerland is Zürich and capital is Bern. The official languages are German, Italian, French, Romansh.
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According to the global peace index ranking 2014, Finland holds the 6th position among the most peaceful countries in the world. Its capital is based in Helsinki. Finland’s main languages are Finnish and Swedish.
It is the eighth largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. Finland is a parliamentary republic.
Newsweek chose Finland as the best country in the world in 2010. Though initially this country was laid back in terms of economic development, It rapidly developed an advanced economy resulting in widespread prosperity. Finland has one highest per capita incomes in the world. Finland is a top performer in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic competitiveness, quality of life, liberties and development.
In 2013, Finland’s population was around 5.5 million. Crime rate in Finland is very low.
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Canada is a developed country. Its main two languages are English and French. Also Spanish is widely used in Canada. Ottawa is the capital of Canada and its largest city is Toronto. Canada holds the 7th position in 2014 ranking of Global Peace Index. It is one of the wealthiest country in the world. Canada is a very suitable country for studying, migrating and living. Canada has the eighth highest per capita income globally; according to the news source it has the eighth position in ranking in the Human Development Index. When it comes to international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education, it holds a very good position in the rank and stands among the world’s most educated countries- ranking first worldwide in the number of adults having tertiary education with 51% of adults having attained at least an undergraduate college or university degree (according to the OECD 2012 survey).
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About peacefulness: After world war II , japan struggled hard and gradually it became economically stronger and more peaceful. People are hard working and build a good economy mainly from technology.
With low crime rate, Japan ranked consistently well within in top 10 for last few years. Yes, it is peaceful country to live in. Japan has strong policy to protect human rights and security, high political stability and has low crime rate. Japan may rank even higher if the country manages a better relation with its neighbors like China and North Korea.
Place to see or things the country is famous for: Strong culture and breathtaking beautiful views make japan one of the favorite tourist spots. You will find the country calm and peaceful with strong heritage. You will like there food, technology too. For instance, festivals, castle, temples, world class food such as sushi and so on are there main attraction.
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Belgium is relatively safe and peaceful than many other countries according to the Global peace index. This country is not in any conflict with neighbor countries and has low crime rate within the country itself. It is located in the heart of Europe and is the home of the European Union and NATO.
You will find many magnificent castles, more than you can find in France and Germany. Belgium is known for its Beautiful architecture, good transport, medieval cities, amazing natural beauty.
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This is a peaceful nation with incredibly low crime rate, murder rate, low imprisonment rate . As part of the peace movement, we see Norway , STILL NOW keeps the tradition of noble prize since 1901. Even After Anders Behring Breivik, mass murderer attack in 2011, Norway is in the top 10 peaceful countries in 2014. Their ranking fell from 4 to 14 in 2012 after that accident. But the ranking is getting better again.
Mountains and midnight Sun are Norway’s main attractions. Norway has rapid economic growth mainly because of its oil resource. They have other beautiful natural landscape too ..for instance there are more than 5000 lakes in Norway. One can also go for skiing and snow surfing.
11. Check Republic
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Within short time they got good ranking in Global peace index .Check republic was established from Czechoslovakia in 1993. And before that , they were occupied by First German in world war II , then by Soviets for long time.
High living standard with good economy make this country one of the nicest living place on Earth. It has high “potential” human development index according to UN (actually it called the inequality-adjusted human development index) . they also achieved strong performance in democracy index. This country is proud member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, the OSCE and the Council of Europe .
It’s capital and largest city is Prague, which is a worldwide known city for its rich culture.
Prague or Praha is home to a number of famous cultural attractions. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Lennon Wall, Petřín hill, etc. Since 1992, the historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits.
You can check out Terezín Concentration Camp, Prague Old Town Square and so on.
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Among the Scandinavian countries Sweden is noteworthy as a peaceful country. It is known for its nice social environment and social system. This country is known for its peaceful environment and sound internal condition, though it will sound contradictory that Sweden is the world’s top arms and weapon manufacturer and seller. The rate of crime occurred in Sweden is low.
According to the rank by Global peace index of 2014 Sweden is in 11th place now. Swedish are eminent for their good taste of fashion and clothing. This country has not participated in any kind of war since the last two centuries.
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Ireland is a good place to live in. It is relatively peaceful than many other countries and it ranked consistently well in global piece index . It did good also in freedom of the press, economic freedom and civil liberties. It is the 7th developed country in human development index. Even though Ireland obey Policy of neutrality, they participates in peace missions.
Some interesting facts you may like..
In average, Dublin has one pub for hundred people. Only a few of the total population are red headed (about 9 percent). They like cats more than dogs. Only 3000 to 5000 copies of their songs or books are needed to sold to be in top chart.
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After establishing in 2004, in short period Slovania established herself as one of the most peaceful countries. It consistently ranked # 14 in average for last few years. Even though, Slovenia was occupied by Germany, Italy, Croatia, and Hungary during world war two Slovenia is rich with culture, architectural heritage, churches and beautiful landscape. You will be amazed by its beautiful land contrast. You can see the mountain in one side and sea on other direction, there are forest and green fields and rivers.
If you have not yet found your chosen country in this list .. then you should check out Global Peace Index for full list .
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Australia is in 15th position in the 2014 ranking of Global peace index. Its Capital is Canberra and its largest city is Sydney. Australia has population of 23,687,200 (2014 estimate). It is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area. Australia is a developed country. It is one of the richest countries in the world, with the world’s 12th-largest economy. In 2012 Australia had the world’s fifth-highest per capita income. Australia’s military expenditure is the world’s 13th-largest. With the second-highest human development index globally, Australia has maintained a high position in ranking compared to many other countries for the quality of life of the inhabitants, their health, rate of education, economic freedom and solvency etc. Australia has beautiful sights. This country attracts many international visitors each year. The indigenous people play a very important part in Australia’s history. The first Human habitation of the Australian continent began between 42,000-48,000 years ago from now. It is estimated that migratory people from South-East Asia came to Australia to reside here. These first inhabitants are assumed to be the ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians. Evidences and research found that some career-driven ones from Bangladesh too migrated to the Australia continent by sea crossing during that time and settled there.
The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, The Grampians National Park in Victoria, Sydney opera house in Sydney, Daintree Rainforest in quensland, The Great Barrier Reef , Kakadu National Park in Darwin, Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park in Central Australia.
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