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This Map Shows the Most Popular Countries in the World

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 9 March 2017

Ever wondered what the world’s most popular countries in the world are? Reddit has the answer.

The subreddit /r/Earthporn is a goldmine for people who really appreciate the beautiful world we live in. What’s this subreddit about? Expect lots of satellite views and pretty landscapes, which will give you extreme wanderlust.

So, which countries are the most popular for submissions? Well, this might surprise you, but the US actually came out on top, with more than 25,000 posts!

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But, which of these countries has the best reputation? The Reputation Institute (yes, it’s a thing) looks at many factors when it decides which countries have the best, and worst reputation.

Here are just a few of the statements they consider:

  • I would recommend visiting the country
  • I would recommend living in the country
  • I would recommend working in the country
  • I would recommend investing in the country
  • I would recommend buying products/services originating from the country
  • I would recommend studying in the country
  • I would attend to an event

Based on all the answers, they were able to compile enough data to list the countries with the best reps around the globe (pretty pics included):

 

1. Sweden

Gamla Stan | ©Scanrail1 / Shutterstock

Gamla Stan | ©Scanrail1 / Shutterstock

2. Canada

Jasper National Park | © Elena Suvorova / Shutterstock

Jasper National Park | © Elena Suvorova / Shutterstock

3. Switzerland

Swiss Alps| Fam Veld / Shutterstock

Swiss Alps|© Fam Veld / Shutterstock

4. Australia

Sydney Harbour | © Pisaphotography / Shutterstock

Sydney Harbour | © Pisaphotography / Shutterstock

5. Norway

Bergen | ©Tatyana Vyc / Shutterstock

Bergen | © Tatyana Vyc / Shutterstock

6. Finland

Helsinki Skyline | © Scanrail1 / Shutterstock

Helsinki skyline | © Scanrail1 / Shutterstock

7. New Zealand

Fjords | © Olga Danylenko / Shutterstock

Fjords | © Olga Danylenko / Shutterstock

8. Denmark

Copenhagen | © LaMiaFotografia

Copenhagen | © LaMiaFotografia / Shutterstock

9. Ireland

Cliffs of Moher | ©UTBP / Shutterstock

Cliffs of Moher | © UTBP / Shutterstock

10. Netherlands 

Netherlands Flower Fields | © Olena Z / Shutterstock

Netherlands flower fields | © Olena Z / Shutterstock

 

So, even though America is the most talked about, it turns out Sweden (and most of Europe for that matter) is actually the most popular country on the planet. Mind-blowing, right?


 

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