Top Ten Countries With the Most Fascinating Cultures and Histories

keycha1n

The Top Ten

1 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 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

China has an incredible amount of history, there's no way you could remember it all. Being Chinese, I celebrate the holidays and eat Chinese food and grew up on their stories. So maybe I'm a bit biased, but I don't think anyone could argue that its culture and history are extremely interesting. - keycha1n

Absolutely agree. In spite of Chinese food, Chinese culture is rooted from its far-reaching history, it is truly fascinating it you tap into it. It is also influencing the world

China has an amazing culture as well as great history. I really enjoy learning about the Chinese calender. I am a rooster according to the Chinese calender.

Absolutely the most culturally rich country. No question.

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2 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece is a classic civilization we all still learn from to this day. From their beliefs, government system, and obviously their mathematicians and scientists, who've discovered some of the most important and basic concepts that we still build upon to this day. Their ancient history is absolutely fascinating! - keycha1n

In my opinion Greece is one of the most artistic countries. - SamuiNeko

Vibrant culture, fascinating history. Truly the most wonderful Western civilization.

Love ittt!

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3 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.

India has the world's most beautiful architecture, the Taj Mahal, built out of love by Shah Jahan. A truly mesmerizing place that must be seen! The beautiful sunrise behind the incredible monument and the bright rays of the full moon that fall on it makes it a paradise. It is astonishing to see how clever Indians are to construct such an amazing monument that is symmetrical and adheres to mathematical formulas in every way!

I strongly believe India has the world's best culture in the whole universe. It has more than 25 languages, more than 30 different traditions, it has 6 classical dances and it has 30 unique tastes.

India is a very developed culture (just look at Bollywood! ), and it has a truly rich history! - keycha1n

Taj mahal,qutub minar isn't that all in india vote for it

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4 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.

The Island Nation has remained aloof from the world through centuries of separation and isolationist policies. With the rise of the modern technology and international commerce, this has create a unique mix of tradition you won't find anywhere else with the cutting edge of the modern. No country is as unique, or has a history so steeped in legend that at certain points of history, they become inseparable.

Even out of Japan, Japanese culture is one of the most amazing and intriguing out there. The history, language, food, and people make it incredibly interesting.

Visited Japan over 15 times in my life (so far), the culture does not seize to fascinate and surprise me. The traditions are so rooted deep inside the society as if the people were born with the knowledge.

Nice place good food

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5 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

Italy is a beautiful place, with a very unique culture. Not only is it pretty important today, but it was also the center of the Roman Empire and Republic. Florence, Rome, and Venice- Italy has some of the greatest cities in the world! - popsmarts

I will not pretend to know much about Italy, but it's a place I've always wanted to go to, just to get a peak at Venice! - keycha1n

Italian is one of the most beautiful languages of the world! And Florence is the true City of Love.

pasta!

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6 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

Ancient Egypt is one of the most interesting subjects I've ever been taught in class. It has such a rich past, that's so full of mystery. - keycha1n

Egypt's history and culture are very rich richer than bill gates

Egypt has a very amazing past!

It's the best country in the world

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7 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

Their history in dance and other forms of art has always captivated my attention! - keycha1n

Soviet history is particularly interesting in my opinion. But the more obscure regions of Russia, like Kaliningrad or Tannu-Tuva, or the most interesting.

8 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.

I've actually visited France, and I take French in school. The language is beautiful and it's a very romantic place! - keycha1n

Sure one of the most famous, should be in top 5.

Sure France is well known to be one of the most famous, so famous that lots of jealous like to play French bashing. More you play this game, more France strong is.

Good food, patisseries, charcuteries, cheese, good wines, beautiful landscape (mountains, sea, countryside, tropical islands, amazonian forest, pittoresque towns, beautiful cities and Paris), music, festivals, fashion,...

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9 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

I'll admit, this is mostly because I am in love with the Scottish accent, but since seeing Brave, I have been super fascinated by the stories and mystical places the movie was based on. - keycha1n

I voted this one. To make history, I hope Scotland becomes independent in the future!

Scotland used to be a monarchy, which is interesting. It also has interesting food, and the scenery is beautiful, the accent is also awesome

I like da accent mate

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10 Israel Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

It is the home of Jerusalem, and even for people who are not religious, it's still amazing to learn about the the birthplace of the three major religions of the world. - keycha1n

The son of God was born in Bethlehem. There is so much history and culture surrounding this country. It should be number one.

This should be number 1

It became a country again after 1000s of years...

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The Contenders

11 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The language is Persian. ...read more.

A country with thousands of years of continuous history, glorious architectural and musical traditions, and much to offer to foreigners. A country that has survived dozens of invaders and continues to exist as a single state today, from the first Elamite empire all the way to the modern Shahdom, then the Republic. It stands as unmatched today as it did in 510 because, 10 AD, 300 AD, 1000 AD, 1750, and many other time periods where it dominated the near east with a highly refined and trained military. It is one of the few countries to never be colonized and it is one of the most authentic and most understudied countries that Asia has to offer.

I think Iranian People are so kind and hospitable.

They have traditional culture.

I sensed no racism when I went to Iran, and I am from Canada.
Every city is so different with different culture and beauty, from desert to mountains, to ski resort to caspian sea.
Religious freedom as well, and women have more rights than any other muslim countries.

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12 Mexico Mexico

Mexico holds a lot of culture and tradition. The ancient buildings and towns are preserved with love. The people are super genuine and welcoming. Great food, music, views and energy. Mexico holds one of the seven wonders of the world, the pyramid.

The coke is great, so fresh

Each part of the country has its own tradition, it's so rich culturally and the people there is so nice!

Ancient pyramids, colonial towns, and rich culture, oh and the FOOD!

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13 England England

It is awesome with great cultures and interesting food, it may be small but great to explore with all the great walking places

England may be small it is full of culture. For example, the many stunning buildings from the tutor period, Victoria era

Ten? Come on! We all know about dear old England's fabulous history and culture... She is amazing! - Britgirl

The greatest country on earth. - wizstorm

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14 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

The most interesting and diverse country in Europe. Great food. Beautiful landscapes and people.The North has one of the most magnificent coast lines I have ever seen

Spain is great but I'm surprised Brazil isn't on the list... Would've voted for it

cool

dumb

15 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. The country's official language is English.

Rich culture in the indigenous community that can rival many other older civilisations with its unique ways, may not be as old or have as much recorded history but is truly a beautiful culture

I strongly believe Australia is the most fascinating and interesting country/continent. In the universe

A country where saying "mate" is hip, and not only that but with a neat aboriginal culture, this place has it all! Not to mention a great art scene!

GOAT

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16 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.

As a German I usually speak negatively about my country, but when it comes to history I must admit that Germany has one of the most interesting ones. Beginning with the Holy Roman Empire (Of German Nation), over the German Confederation to Weimar Republic and Third Reich.
However in terms of culture Germany isn't that interesting in my opinion. Most things people consider as "German Culture" is actually Bavarian Culture, so there is that. - Flav

17 Wales Wales Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Located on the island of Great Britain, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

Wales is a lovely country when I visited Swansea in Wales and when I went in to town everybody was so caring and helpful.

Wales is beautiful and underrated.

Rich in culture, language, eisteddfod, history and a beautiful place

Wales is an amazing place!

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18 Netherlands Netherlands

Very happy people.

We are the best

Shake everyones hand at a birthday.

So unique!

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19 Portugal Portugal Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe.

Very underrated. Always in the shadow of Spain, but Portugal has a completely unique culture of it's own. They also have a very fascinating naval history; the sun never set on the Portuguese empire! Far before the same could be said of the British.

I think that there culture is interesting and I went there a few years ago and got too see how the pottery there was made! It was awesome.

Great country with a lot of history, it has the oldest borders in Europe and the portuguese people are very nice to foreigners.

Awesome soccer team

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20 Kenya Kenya Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.

Great people, great climate... did you know it was one of the few countries in Africa to have gotten independence from colonialists, and yes using homemade guns, bombs, arrows and so on, and they won! Wonderful history!

African cultures in general are always so awesome to learn about, but Kenya in particular is the country I have the most knowledge on, so it's the one I'm picking. - keycha1n

I call on all anthropologists in the world to come to Kenya...there is much to learn in Kenya...immense knowledge

Just because

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21 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.

Vote for us or we will invade you and flatten your country

Um, stop hating on the USA people just because most of you live here. We're like super more interesting than these other countries!

GO Donald trump

We're a nice country... Hopefully Trump doesn't screw that up.

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22 Mongolia Mongolia

Really interesting and fun to learn about

Most richest history in human life

23 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region. Located at the crossroads between Eastern Europe and Western Asia it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russian Federation, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The country's capital and a largest city ...read more.

Long history great traditions

Amazing nature

Very old civilization, Grateful people, First woman monarch-king in the world, the birthplace of WINE, Long and interesting history, Shota Rustaveli- who wrote one of the best poem in the world, one from 14 unique alphabet in the world...

faithful

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24 Armenia Armenia

Very ancient history and traditions that have been passed down since ancient times. A unique culture, that has survived the lowest points of human history"

Armenia is a land of mystifying beauty and an aincient history that nobody really fully understands.

25 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

If your Irish your amazing

Jacksepticeye and McGregor

If people knew the history it'd be number one!

Ireland ALLL the WAY

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26 Peru Peru Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America, bordered by Colombia and Ecuador to north, Brazil to east, Bolivia to south-east, Chile to south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Peru is mostly known for being where the Inca people originally came from. The capital of ...read more.

Lots of llamas

Huh...I guess Peru must be Carl Wheezer's favorite country. - PerfectImpulseX

Vote us or we will send a stampede of llamas

Llama Kingdom

27 Cambodia Cambodia Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In ...read more.

Kingdom of wonder, the country with such difference Things to explore.

28 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north .

They have amaizing history.

29 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
30 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

I would say that the Philippines has the best culture in the world. From superstitious beliefs to tradition, Fiestas and the people. It also has rich history. People in the Philippines has many ancestors outside the country like Chinese, Spanish, American, Japanese and etc. Philippines has an interesting history and culture.

Philippines is a melting pot of cultures form their own Native Culture & Pagan deities of the Diwatas & Bathala, to Spanish traditions, Chinese beliefs, Japanese, American & even Middle Eastern influences. The mix of cultures across the world has given birth to a unique combination that results to the Philippines & Filipino we know today. A group of happy, foreign welcoming, warm hearted people, hard working people.

Philippines has a rich history and it is really beautiful there.

Very beautiful people

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31 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 is one of the most unappreciated countries in the world but is beautiful in every way!

I live in Canada its awesome

Canada is a beautiful place to live a new adventure every day

The best

32 Democratic People's Republic of Korea

It is the best culture I have ever known it should be in top 10

Is this north or south korea

Would love to live there

Lol. So many of you thinking this is South Korea. This is North Korea! The DPRK! Lolololol so beautiful

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33 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, ...read more.

A wandering from east to west throughout the history, adopting and changing the cultures they travel through and they arrive, a fantastic melting pot, yet a single and stark nation with a very rich culture with all that means. What can be more interested than that?

It's just amazing with too many historical places. Every people must go and see Sultan Ahmed

Too much history, great people, food, and music.

Turkey is great country.

34 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second ...read more.

There is no match in terms of natural, cultural and architectural beauty if one thinks about this country. Unparalleled in its beauty especially in hospitality indeed.

Pakistan is one of the most exotic countries in the world, filled with over 74 spoken languages, and traditions and beliefs of some of the most ancient civilizations. A perfect example of a mix of Indo-Persian architecture and cuisines, Pakistan and its lingua franca, Urdu, are one of the most adored things ever.

Pakistan is one of the most beautiful countries in South Aisa. Being always the easiest prey to tourism, nobody in the world thinks about its beauty, culture and historical places. I hope one day corrupt leaders like Nawaz Sharif and Zardari will be washed away from Pakistan and it will find its real place in the world under the real leadership of the only true leader in the history of Pakistan, Imran Khan. Shaukat Ali Khan, Lower Dir, KPK, Pakistan.

Pakistan is the most beautiful country among all of the above mentioned countries.its peoples are loving and hospitable.we have proud on our country.may Allah makes Pakistan prosperous and may Allah reach the Pakistan at the glory of heights.By Jehan Ali from buner and Ahmad nawaz from Dak ismail khel charat Pakistan

35 Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopia is where it all began! It is the most fascinating and beautiful country in the world! Religion, civilization, farming etc have all their origins in this ancient wonderful country!

Ethiopia is the only African country that never been colonized. It beat Italy in battle of adwa. It has more than 85 languages and cultures. The people of Ethiopia are so warm and welcoming. Ethiopia is a very divers beautiful country.

Kikikiki. it is the origin of human being and civilization. It is the only country never colonized. the warrior people and Christianity specially the Orthodox is originated from Ethiopia.

36 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.

I can't believe indonesia is on 34 like they have more than 300 languages, traditions, etc like, for real if you move to different region of this country you can definitely feel the difference. maybe indonesia has not gotten enough eyes from the world, but I think this country deserves a lot of attention due to its rich culture

Indonesia is one of the most cultural country

There is no one country like indonesia.

37 New Zealand New Zealand

Amazing sights, beautiful food, lots of different cultures, all very friendly, definitely worth the flight, or drive.

I've lived in new Zealand for 20 years and I love it here

Best countries ever

I LOVE the N.Z I live there and if u do u know what I mean by this... GO KIWIS!

38 Finland Finland

By far the coolest country out there.

39 Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such ...read more.

A bitch of a country

40 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.

Beautiful and unique people

Beautiful nature

yeah!

This should me top 10. From the late 8th century to the mid 11th century it was the Viking era. The Vikings were in Norway and all over Scandinavia. Then in the 11th centery Christianization took place. And then the population was growing fast until 1349 when the bubonic plague or also known as the Black Death hit Scandinavia. Then human population regrouped from it and Norway settled by more people.

41 Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Bengali peoples are mostly amazing for their hospitality.

Undoubtedly Beautiful culture! coming from the people's hospitality to the way they celebrate events, it's mesmerizing. The sarees and jewelries worn by the women are magnificent. It should not be in 43, it deserves a much higher ranking. Starting from its history to how beautifully they celebrate pohela boishakh, it is indeed mesmerizing!

best

42 Palestine Palestine

An underestimated country! it's great and I have visited it!

Sorry there was a mistake isreal is not the name of the real country it is called palestine I hope you recorrect your mistake
because it is my country and I know what it is called more than anyone
and I want to refer to that not because some idiot people call it isreal that means it is the real name.
thank you

43 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.
44 Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
45 Eritrea Eritrea Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in East Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast.

Eritrea is a small country in the horn Africa. It has a unique culture and is known for its best coffee ceremony.

Eritrean one of the country wiz beautiful weather and culture.

46 Serbia Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

Serbians have a rich history and they are brave people.

Bad sooo bad1! :( ma hangsh karin

47 Hungary Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

Rich culture in the Arts and Cuisine. Go Hungary!

Hungary is better than poland

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

Best kingdom in the world

49 Somalia Somalia

I like the pirates here, they are really cute (they told me to write this)

Really I thinks somalia os the first one of culture

50 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island country situated off the northern edge of South America mainland, lying 11 kilometres just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and 130 kilometres south of Grenada.

Most incredible country I have ever visited

Best country

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