Top 10 Cleanest Countries In the World

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The Top Ten

1 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

Sweden is the country I live in and it is the cleanest and it has other great countries around it that are very clean as well like Finland, Norway, Switzerland, and Denmark. By far this area of the world is the cleanest in trash, crime, and just being beautiful.

Wish I could come to Sweden Singapore is clean and so is Sweden but unlike Singapore they resolve issues peacefully not publicly caning somebody unless your a masochist or a sadist it's not a nice place to live they're harsh and take things too far and what the hell with U.S. being on this list I know you have pride for your country even though they're in national debt and police are asses with weapons who still think its civilized to hit a smaller being than you who can't defend themselves (children) that's great who also take ride or die together too seriously when they allow Mexico to send refugees to come over here when we can't even take care of our own people like our economy doesn't already suck trying to find jobs for just the people that live here already but no lets bring more people in instead of handling our own problems first and then handling others but with all that said I would rather live in the U.S. than Singapore and I HATE IT HERE!

In 2014, ONLY 4% OF ALL WASTE ENDED UP ON LANDFILLS.

I've read on lots of pages that Swedes are TOO GOOD at recycling waste that they have to import around 80.000 tons from Norway every year... - L3ON1Z

Sweden rules, by the way, why is India no. 2 on the CLEANEST COUNTRIES list?

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2 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.

I don't want to be mean, but India is one of the dirtiest countries in the world. If you look at the back side of the Taj Mahal there is a river with SO MUCH GARBAGE! In India and in most poor countries there is an extreme amount of garbage.

But the good news is that the current prime minister of India
Narendra Modi has sold his Suite that cost around 1 million British Pounds. He is using that money to clean the streets of India.

So India is getting cleaner. (Unless the Muslims are overpopulating and taking over the country than India will be a dump! )

I am an Indian, I was actually born in British India.

Whenever I walk around, I see garbage almost everywhere. Once I saw a pile of garbage on FIRE and nobody seemed to care. India is pretty high in this list. I think it should be much lower.

What! India is ranked higher than Germany, England etc... seems that the person doesn't know anything about India prepared this list... - zuni

Great

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3 Singapore Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

Really? Are you kidding me?
Singapore is like the World's most cleanest country.

Even though I'm from Singapore, you HAVE to see the laws of Singapore. I'm not being bias.

Come on! There is a law that says you can't buy a gum in Singapore thus can't throw it on ground!

One time I visited Singapore, and it is the CLEANEST country I have ever been
So why is this not top 10?

How can india and united states be better than Singapore

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4 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

WAY too many US fanboys here!

I am an American, and I want to get out of here ASAP! I want to move to either any Scandinavian country, or Singapore!

With the already existing problems, USA is FAR from tidy, from being the second leading polluter, to the countless people smoking! To the garbage EVERYWHERE, to dickheads throwing away cigarettes ON THE ROAD! To people not cleaning up dog dung, to alleys with respectable amounts of trash, to the smelly parts of the cities, everything in america is a BOMB with numerous problems!

However, I really do like my country but its far from being clean or even good. Iceland DESERVES to be at least number 3!

It is perhaps hard to comment generally on the USA's cleanliness because it is so vast and different states have a different attitude to cleanliness. LA is by far one of the dirtiest and most disappointing places I have visited within the US. I felt mucky all the time I was there, which to say it has some of the most affluent inhabitants is remarkable! New York however should feel awash with the city's pollution and dirt, and in fairness there is a garbage problem but it doesn't feel as murky as LA or Las Vegas for example. The East Coast - places like Bar Harbour feel very clean and their councils take great pride in the appearance and overall cleanliness, but other states like Michigan, Nebraska feel generally like more attention could be paid to things like refuse, garbage and how the shop fronts appear for example. Texas is polar in appearance - from really poor to really affluent depending on which part you go to. Not the cleanest country though generally!

The problem is that people in the US are more individualistic than people of Japan. This means that in Japan, people love their country so much they do whatever to keep it clean. America is different.

However, individualism and freedom in America are no longer as extreme as maybe in 1900. If you think America is dirty today, you should see us in 1900. In 1900, pollution was a huge issue along with crowded tenements, migration crisis (immigrants were literally flooding this place faster than we could handle them), lack of a sewage system (so the streets were really dirty), and all sorts of corruption problems.

If you don't like the politics today, get in a time machine and go back to 1900, and you'll appreciate America for what it has today.

Really? I though this country is the most powerful not most "cleanest"

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5 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

More better roads and streets. Beautiful houses whenever I pass to their houses, I can see Beautiful garden and arranged things.. Strict country too, and intelligent people..

What why isn't Japan number 1 it one of the cleanest countries in the world

It is a rubbish thing really. Japan is more clean country than america. when I have seen American slums they were worst, but when I have seen Japanese slums on internet. I have seen Japan don't have any slum.

Great county

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6 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, ...read more.

Canada s the most cleanest country cause there is rules and fines for littering and there is a enviromental resource team that cleans up all the litter and make all the country clean so not a doubt CANADA IS #1

There's still piles of garbage everywhere. Even if there it is illegal, people will still litter. - godlygodgod

I wish to get my visa and immigrate it.

Canada should be number one

It is heaven

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7 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

Paris is has the highest population density capital city, so it cannot be as clean as a village, and if you have time to visit the non crowded areas and streets you will discover a clean Paris. All the other 36,000 cities and villages are clean as well as the splendid scenery.

Well, it's really cleaner than we were excepted, even cleaner that most of European countries we have visited, especially Southern and Eastern Europe. Maybe the only place a bit dirty is the touristic Paris. But as soon you leave the touristic areas of Paris, it's really clean. The country side, villages, ocean coast are without any trash.

France is a clean country, large cities, especially Paris and Nice (the most touristic ones) are the less clean, because of the high density of population (Paris is the most densely populated European capital city). All the rest of France, cities, villages, country side, beaches are clean.

Never been by 2018 I would go It tells me on when google pics on internet all european countries and cities are very superclean everywhere best country in the planet

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8 Austria Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.

In my opinion Austria is the most beautiful and cleanest country of the world.

Australia,Australia

Bekar country hain

Guys really that is so stupid Austria is hevin clean organaisd and it's so green and full of mountains

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9 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Germany 22? I went there and it was super clean everywhere.

Shame in you people to put Germany at number I while India number 2. You don't seem to know what real beauty and cleanest are.

They use more renewable energy than any other country on Earth.

No doubt

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10 Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe . It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities . ...read more.

Every inch of the country is so spotless, even the water is so clean and so clear like crystals. The environment looks so pristine and flawless, even there was an article from the magazine I have read that suggested everyone who want to improve their body health to go to Switzerland for vacation. There are so many researches and reports said that Switzerland is the cleanest country on earth with the best environmental records.

I traveled Switzerland a while back and everything was so clean, it was quite a shock for me personally because I knew it would be clean but not that clean. Public transport and roads are clean, water is clean, bathrooms are clean. They have a very good waste removal system for recycling

I have visited Switzerland, and found it very clean. No garbage anywhere. I didn't notice people peeing in the footpath even once (unlike here in India). It is ridiculous that Switzerland is ranked 10th, while India is ranked No. 2.

Spotless beauty

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The Contenders

11 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Never been, but all the sources tell me its by far the cleanest. Takes the number one spot for countries using renewable energy

I went to a music festival, they literately checked the porter potty after each person used it, to see if it needed to be cleaned, and if you dropped trash on the grass, it would literally get picked up within 5 minutes!

Because Norway is the cleanest country

They're clean.

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12 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It is known as the most peaceful country on earth.

Iceland is more than beautiful! It has 100% clean water and almost no one is smoking!

Iceland is very clean

The only pollution they have is volcanoes and small amount of car fumes

The population of Iceland is really low, which makes it a really clean country.

Have you seen the buses?

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13 New Zealand New Zealand

I was hoping it would be at the top ten at least. it is a clean, sustainable, beautiful country. it is lovely!

How is this so low? I live here and it's great! - DunnaNunnaBatman

I think people are just voting for their own countries. How are countries like China and India above New Zealand?

New Zealand is the greatest and magnificent country in my experience!

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14 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands . Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry .

Obviously who so ever conciled this list has no knowledge whatsoever of Australia and has never been there it has some of the harshest littering laws in the world with fines starting at approx $300 for just dropping a cigarette on the ground up to hundreds of thousands for companies caught illegally dumping waste people place Singapore as a clean country I have been to the back streets away from the tourist pathways don't be fooled whilst in Australia a country 100's of thousands times larger you can go even to industrial areas and be shocked by how clean and tidy the surrounds are so people who do lists like this should maybe visit the countries prior to going there really India is cleaner than Australia wow!

Sydney has sewers with clear water. Cannot argue with that.

Australia IS CLEANER THAN CLEAN. The only super unclean thing in Australia that I've seen is my bedroom (i live there) Really cool country, and the beaches are clean as hell, I can surf for hours

Clean,pristine and the best country in the world

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15 Finland

That is BS we have so much garbage on the street, you are a liar. Every morning there are cleaning cars going through all streets in the town and villages, and the streets and roads. If there has been garbage what you've seen, that is garbage that tourists has thrown out from their car window. This whole list is a joke, has Sweden on Place 1, go look at Sweden, see what we see. Know for a fact that Island is the worlds cleanest country, and Switzerland is too. Here you can see this list what is accurate list of Cleanest air in the world.

Sweden is in no way cleaner than Finland.

Finland is in the top 5 over 75% of Finland is forest and it is growing every year it invests heavily in renewables, England's forests have been obliterated, India has serious problems with pollution, China releases over 3.8 billion tonnes of coal into the atmosphere each year, France has done nuclear testing, the oil industry in Canada destroys its forest and natural beauty, columbia has massive slums. This list is a joke

I have been there! It's the best. Finland has the kindest people in the world.

Finland is not a clean country! Everywhere you go, there's a lot of cigarette butts, plastic bags and packages and other carbage on the ground! And I know, because I'm Finnish!

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16 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Yeah maybe some business people throwing cards on street but did you see a lot of it? Well nope, the public market is organized well, we just can't take off out the world that there are many bad humans..

Very cool and clean country

Korea should at least number 4

How do you call Korea clean when there are inconsiderate businessman who just throw business cards on the road like Naruto and Sasuke throwing shurikens at each other.( If you know what l mean )

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17 Denmark Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Greenland is a part of Denmark and the actual Denmark is well kept itself.

This country is very clean

How is Italy behind this.

Where is the garbage? I can't see it ;

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18 Colombia Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic ...read more.

What the HELL. Colombia IS AWFUL. GET A LIFE! - adeotto

They're not talking about the politics or what goes on there, Colombia is actually a gorgeous country you bunch of bigot pigs they're talking about the cleanliness of the country and what they do to maintain it that way.

Dude they murder people with police in front of them

Colombia is not a clean country. As you can see on internet slums are worst.

I'm british and last year I dos a tour Of all South america and let me tell you it is one Of the cleaniest place I have ever visited, regardless The fact Of your ignorance Colombia is a beautyful country full of wonderful people, great beaches, a Lot Of biodiversity and modernism, so stop critizicing a country you don't Know anything about I think it is Pretty clear that The haters are just uneducated people that don't have enough money to visit such a lovely country

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19 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1. 388 billion . It was established in 1949. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only ...read more.

China doesn't deserve to even be on this list, Is so dirty

China is much more cleaner than India for sure.

Clean places are actually pretty clean but dirty places are pretty dirty ill admit it overall its pretty clean inside most buildings

I was born in this country. People here are extremely kind.

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20 England England

Compared to places like India really... England should not be this far down, but then to be fair there is a real split between the really nice areas and the really bad ones if people have looked at the bad ones then they will have thought it was vile! Parts of Central London for example are really dirty especially when the bin men are on strike! But then go to the Cotswolds and it's a different thing altogether!

Come on guys..England is so immaculate

Um, England is not a country! It is a country in the United Kingdom, get it? That is TRUE! - Dave346

The only place untidy around here is our language

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