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The cleanest countries in the world also rank, not surprisingly, among the most beautiful countries in the world. Keeping any country with major cities clean is no small task, but the world's cleanest countries have figured out a balance between population and sanitation and work tirelessly to be the cleanest and most efficient countries. For some countries, like Singapore, this means enforcing strict laws to keep the streets clean. Others have a national culture that tends towards tidiness and find that cleanliness is enforced through societal pressure and expectations.

These clean countries are the places on earth with best air quality, the countries with the best outdoor spaces, and the countries with the cleanest cities. From the snow capped mountains of Canada to the sparkling waters of Costa Rica, there is no shortage of beauty to behold when visiting the most spotless countries on the planet.

What is the cleanest country in the world? Which ones have cleanest streets? What is the world's cleanest country? In what country can I find the cleanest cities in the world? This ranking of the cleanest countries in the world should get you on the right path to countries with the cleanest air, countries with the least litter, and the overall cleanest countries on the planet.
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Switzerland


Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The World's Cleanest Countries
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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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Norway


Norway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The World's Cleanest Countries
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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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Sweden


Sweden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The World's Cleanest Countries
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Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Ă–resund. At 450,295 square kilometres, Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total ...more

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Australia


Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The World's Cleanest Countries
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