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The Most Beautiful Countries in the World

Updated November 22, 2019 209.1k votes 31.6k voters 1.4m views161 items

List RulesNations 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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    • Capital: Rome
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    • Capital: Reykjavik
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    • Capital: Athens
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    Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The Kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", and Japan is often called "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. Japan's population of 126 million is the world's tenth largest. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital of Tokyo and several surrounding...  more
    • Capital: Tokyo
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