Ranking: 10 Best Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US

Ranking: 10 Best Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US

The best countries around the world have been ranked by US News, and Canada, a country in North America, has beaten Switzerland to take the number one spot. Legit.ng presents top 10 countries globally.

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1. Canada

Canada is the best country in the world, according to US News. The country has a population of 37.6 million and a GDP of $1.74 trillion (N664,680,000,000,000).

The country has a reputation for welcoming immigrants. Justin Trudeau is the current prime minister of Canada.

Ranking: 10 Top Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US
Justin Trudeau is the prime minister of the best country in the world. Photo credit: David Kawai/Bloomberg
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2. Japan

Japan has a population of 126 million people and it is one of the world's most literate and technically advanced nations in the world.

The Asian country has a GDP of $5.08 trillion (N1,940,560,000,000,000). Japan blends its ancient traditions with aspects of Western life.

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Ranking: 10 Top Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US
Japan is under the leadership of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo credit: The Asahi Shimbun
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3. Germany

Germany is the most populous nation in the European Union. It has a population of 83.1 million and a GDP of $3.86 trillion (N1,474,520,000,000,000).

Ranking: 10 Top Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US
Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the president of Germany. Photo credit: Sean Gallup
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4. Switzerland

Switzerland takes the number 4 spot on the list of overall best countries in the world after being displaced by Canada.

The country has a population of 8.57 million and a GDP of $703 billion (N268,546,000,000,000). It is one of the wealthiest countries in the world.

Ranking: 10 Top Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US
Swiss President Guy Parmelin attended a press conference by Swiss government on steps out of Covid-19 restrictions, in Bern, on March 12, 2021. Photo credit: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
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5. Australia

Australia maintained the 2020 ranking by remaining on the same spot. It has a GDP of $1.40 trillion (N534,800,000,000,000) and a population of 25.4 million.

Ranking: 10 Top Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US
Scott Morrison is the prime minister of Australia. Photo credit: Bianca De Marchi/NCA Newswire - Pool
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6. United States

The United States is the world’s most dominant economic and military power. The North American country recently had a change in government and it's currently led by Joe Biden.

It has a population of 328 million people and a GDP of $21.4 trillion (N8,174,800,000,000,000).

Ranking: 10 Top Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US
President Joe Biden of the US defeated Donald Trump during the last general elections. Photo credit: Tom Williams-Pool
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7. New Zealand

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New Zealand is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean southeast of Australia. It was number 11 in 2020. The country has a population of 4.92 million and a GDP of $207 billion (79,074,000,000,000).

Ranking: 10 Top Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US
Jacinda Ardern is the prime minister of New Zealand. Photo credit: Hagen Hopkins
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8. United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, a very developed nation, sits on the number 8 spot. Its GDP stands at $2.83 trillion (N1,081,060,000,000,000) and the country has a population of 66.8 million.

Ranking: 10 Top Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US
Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement in Downing Street on the death of Prince Philip. Photo credit: Pippa Fowles/No 10 Downing Street
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9. Sweden

The Kingdom of Sweden is one of the largest countries in the European Union by landmass. There are 10.3 million in Sweden, a country with a GDP of $531 billion (N202,842,000,000,000).

Ranking: 10 Top Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US
Stefan Lofven is the prime minister of Sweden. Photo credit: Nils Petter Nilsson
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10. The Netherlands

The Netherlands was number 9 in 2020 and now sits on the number 10 spot. The country has a population of 4.92 million and a GDP of $207 billion (N79,074,000,000,000).

Ranking: 10 Top Countries in the World as Canada Beats Japan, US
Mark Rutte has been the prime minister of the Netherlands since 2010. Photo credit: Patrick van Katwijk/BSR Agency
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Finland was rated as the happiest nation in the world to live in.

The report was published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions.

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