Country The Most Beautiful Countries in the World

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List Rules Nations with the most breathtaking landscapes, including architecture and natural features

There's nothing like traveling and seeing the world to broaden your horizons and the countries on this list are the most beautiful places in the world. Vote up the most gorgeous destinations below or add a beautiful country to visit if it isn't already listed. This list should encourage you to travel and see some of these gorgeous landscapes for yourself. The pictures of beautiful countries below are incredible, but nothing beats seeing these locations in person.

Many people love Italy because of the magical cities of Rome, Venice, Florence, and the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Breathtaking scenes are everywhere! What factors go into considering the most beautiful countries in the world? Certainly, many of these gorgeous countries are home to the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, along with the most beautiful buildings. It's hard to argue, for example, with Australia as a popular travel destination, given the extraordinary natural wonders it is home to.

What do you believe is the prettiest country? Time to vote and rerank the top most beautiful countries in the world below.
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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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34 people just voted on New Zealand


Here are some of the most awesome hotels New Zealand has to offer!

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres east of ...more

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Capital: Wellington

Official Language: Māori language, New Zealand Sign Language, English Language

Divisions: Bay of Plenty, Otago Region, Tasman District, West Coast Wellington, + more

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#38 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#54 on The Most Beautiful Natural Wonders In The World

#208 on The Most Disliked Countries In the World

#50 on The Countries with the Best Food

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Austria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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9 people just voted on Austria


Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and ...more

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Capital: Vienna

Official Language: German Language

Divisions: Salzburg, Vorarlberg, Upper Austria, Burgenland Vienna, + more

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#5 on The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

#53 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#199 on The Most Disliked Countries In the World

#33 on The Countries with the Best Food

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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37 people just voted on Canada


Canada is a country in North America consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Covering 9.98 million square kilometres in total, Canada is the world's ...more

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Capital: Ottawa

Official Language: French Language, English Language

Divisions: Agassiz, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island Manitoba, + more

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#18 on The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

#1 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#8 on The Best Countries for Retirement

#196 on The Most Disliked Countries In the World

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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28 people just voted on Switzerland


Make sure to visit the best hotels in Switzerland on your next trip!

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, the so-called Bundesstadt. The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, where it is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the ...more

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Capital: Bern

Official Language: Romansh language, French Language, German Language, Italian Language

Divisions: Seftigen District, Canton of Vaud, Canton of Glarus, Canton of Aargau Canton of Zurich, + more

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#6 on The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

#18 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#92 on The Most Disliked Countries In the World

#21 on The Countries with the Best Food

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Norway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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35 people just voted on Norway


These are the best and most scenic hotels to stay at while in Norway!

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories ...more

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Capital: Oslo

Official Language: Nynorsk, Bokmål, Norwegian Language

Divisions: Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Vest-Agder, Østfold Hedmark, + more

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#13 on The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

#15 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#204 on The Most Disliked Countries In the World

#52 on The Countries with the Best Food

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France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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43 people just voted on France


Visiting France? These hotels will make you want to stay forever.

France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean; France ...more

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Capital: Paris

Official Language: French Language

Divisions: Haute-Loire, Cher, Vendée, Hérault Alsace, + more

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#20 on The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

#24 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#6 on The Best Countries for Retirement

#131 on The Most Disliked Countries In the World

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Scotland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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32 people just voted on Scotland


Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It shares a border with England to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the ...more

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Capital: Edinburgh

Official Language: Scottish English

Divisions: Orkney

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#42 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#5 on The Best Countries for Retirement

#191 on The Most Disliked Countries In the World

#14 on The Countries with the Best Food

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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4 people just voted on Iceland


Don't break the bank, find  the cheapest hotels to stay at in Iceland!

Iceland is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 329,100 and an area of 103,000 km², making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík; the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are ...more

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Capital: Reykjavik

Official Language: Icelandic Language

Divisions: Westfjords, Norðurland vestra, Eastern Region, Iceland Capital Region, + more

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#21 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#207 on The Most Disliked Countries In the World

#55 on The Countries with the Best Food

#26 on The Best Countries to Move To

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