Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but there are certain aspects most would agree would add to any city’s charm, and one of which is its cleanliness.
Dusty, dirty cities with unhygienic environments are a point to ponder for the residents of those cities as the demand for clean and hygienic places to live is increasing day by day. It’s said the cleaner the city the healthier its inhabitants, so, here is the list of top 10 cleanest cities in the world and the reasons why it made this list.
10. Freiburg, Germany
Freiburg also renowned as an eco city is not only one of the cleanest cities in the world but also one of the greenest cities in the world. It is a beautiful city with car free roads, where the green hills surrounding it amazingly in the form of fence. It is very much famous for its high standards of living, medieval university and minister. Its breath taking views, comparatively warm and sunny weather and smooth approach to the Black Forest make it a central focus for regional tourism.
9. Oslo, Norway
Oslo is the most populous city of the Norway and is praised for its consistent struggle in reducing the pollution. From last several years Oslo also known as one of the most expensive cities in the world. It is one of the cleanest places located in the North European continent. In 2007, it was ranked by Reader’s Digest as the second most greenest and liveable city of the world. It contains many museums, a large number of sea sites and parks which are a source of great tourist’s attraction.
8. Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki is the capital of one of the most beautiful Nordic countries in the world; Finland. The beautiful scenes and wonderful building arrangements cause a number of visitors to visit it. Almost 1.1 million people live here because of its appropriate environment and beauty. In 2011, it was ranked as the most liveable city in the world by Monocle Magazine in its Liveable Cities Index 2011. It is one of the major North European cities and is major educational, cultural, financial, political and research centre of Finland.
7. Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington is the seventh cleanest city in the world, it was also titled by Positively Wellington Tourism as the coolest little capital in the world. It is a great tourist attraction, its clean environment and atmosphere along with other attractions attract almost 3.6 million visitors each year. It is a famous conference visitor’s destination because of its cultural attractions, compact nature and award winning restaurants. It is full of natural beauty, the green spaces, mountains, coasts and clean streets are highly appealing for living in. It has been shown to be a top performer in case of air quality, waste management and energy consumption.
6. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is the economic, cultural and governmental centre of Denmark with numerous beautiful scenes, castles and palaces. It is renowned as one of the most environmental friendly cities of the world and is fully committed to high environmental standards. It has also won the title of “European Green Capital 2014″. The Government and citizens have shown their efforts in attaining and maintaining the clean and hygienic environment. It is an amazing place to live not only for its residents but also for the tourists.
5. Kobe, Japan
In the list of top ten cleanest cities in the world, Kobe the city of Japan is at number five. The people of Japan are famous as being conscious to health and have an intense feeling of responsibility, so how it is possible that they are not conscious to the environmental hygiene and cleanliness. This city has well planned waste management system, different trash collection days and has completed extensive research on water safety plan. Its transportation system is finest in the Japan. Japanese have gained much fame in advance technology, economy and waste management.
4. Minneapolis, USA
Minneapolis is the largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota, it is located on the side of the Mississippi River and is amply rich in water. It is a populated city of the USA with more than 3.3 million people living there but still they maintain the cleanliness of the city. It is a great tourist attraction with attractive trade and transportation facilities. It is blessed with full extent of precipitation and accompanying weather events.
3. Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu is recognized world widely as the major tourist attraction, in the Hawaiian language it is also meant as calm port. Its pure nature attracts a number of tourists from all around the world but the good organization and citizen consciousness also play an important role. The air of this gorgeous island is extremely clean as the pacific winds take away the pollutants very quickly and the regular rainfall also aids in keeping the air impressively free of dust and dirt. It is the pearl of the Hawaii and is renowned as the tropical paradise.
2. Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and is one of the beautiful cities of Australia where the cleanliness rules. It is situates on the Adelaide Plains between the Gulf St Vincent and the lofty mountain Ranges that have increased the charm and beauty of this city. By the property Council of Australia it has been ranked as the as the most liveable city in Australia for the last three consecutive years including 2013. It is a planned city and its design includes various parkland and wide boulevards. It is one of the environmental sustainable cities of the Australia and its perfectly developed education system along with good recycling methods are major contributing factors in the cleanliness of this city. The central market recycles almost 85% of the wastes and therefore making it a clean and perfect city to live.
1. Calgary, Canada
The city that is on the top of the list of top ten cleanest cities in the world is Calgary of Canada. It is a remarkable city that is situated between the Rocky Mountains and the Savanna of Canada. The Bow and Elbow are the two major rivers that run through this city and guarantee the humidity in the climate of that area. It has been consecutively ranked in the top three of Mercer Global Financial and HR consulting’s world’s cleanest cities for the last five years.
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