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

Ranking: Top 10 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. YEN.com.gh presents top 10 countries globally.

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..

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. Japan blends its ancient traditions with aspects of Western life.

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

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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). 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 and a population of 25.4 million.

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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.

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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

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.

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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 and the country has a population of 66.8 million.

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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.

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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.

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, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Finland was rated as the world to live in.

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

Source: Yen Ghana

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