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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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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 Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern ...more on Wikipedia

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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Greece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country located in southeastern Europe. According to the 2011 census, Greece's population is around 11 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, with Thessaloniki being the second largest and referred to as the co-capital. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula, Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast. The country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, ...more on Wikipedia

Capital: Athens

Official Language: Greek Language

Divisions: Chios, Phthiotis, Argolis, Pella, Dodecanese Prefecture, + more

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Italy covers an area of 301,338 km² and has a largely temperate climate; due to its shape, it is often referred to in Italy as lo Stivale. With 61 million inhabitants, it is the 5th most populous country in Europe. Italy is a very highly developed country and has the third largest economy in the Eurozone and the eighth-largest in the world. Since ancient times, Etruscan, Magna Graecia and other cultures have flourished in the territory of present-day Italy, being eventually absorbed by Rome, that has for centuries remained the leading political and religious centre of Western civilisation, capital of the ...more on Wikipedia

Capital: Rome

Official Language: Italian Language

Divisions: Province of Medio Campidano, Province of Genoa, Province of La Spezia, Province of Pavia, Province of Catanzaro, + more

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#50 on The Best Honeymoon Destinations

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Countries in the World
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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 home to two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists mainly of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. According to ...more on Wikipedia

Capital: Reykjavik

Official Language: Icelandic Language

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

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