Iceland Ranks First in the World’s Most Peaceful Countries in 2024

Iceland Ranks First in the World’s Most Peaceful Countries in 2024

Travel for tranquility!

Craving a tranquil escape from the daily hustle? Look no further than the Global Peace Index‘s 2024 rankings! This annual report identifies the world’s most peaceful countries in 2024, offering valuable insights for travellers seeking a serene adventure.

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Iceland tops world’s most peaceful countries in 2024

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While global events may paint a different picture, there are pockets of peace waiting to be explored. The Global Peace Index considers 23 factors to create its rankings, including political stability, safety, conflict deaths, and military expenditure.

For the impressive 16th year in a row, Iceland snags the top spot with a score of 1.112. This island nation is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, but its peaceful reputation is equally alluring. Safety, security, and a remarkably low jailed population contribute to Iceland’s top ranking.

Europe takes centre stage this year, claiming seven spots in the top ten. Ireland follows closely behind Iceland, boasting low levels of displaced people. Austria takes the third spot with minimal violent demonstrations, highlighting its social stability. So, rounding out the European contingent are Switzerland, Portugal, Denmark, and Slovenia.

While Europe dominates the rankings, other regions offer havens of peace as well. New Zealand, consistently lauded for its breathtaking landscapes and friendly culture, nabs the fourth position. Singapore, a global hub for innovation and efficiency, also makes the list, showcasing its ability to balance progress with societal well-being. Finally, Malaysia, a Southeast Asian nation known for its cultural richness and natural beauty, secures the 10th spot.

Full list of the most peaceful countries in the world

  1. Iceland
  2. Ireland
  3. Austria
  4. New Zealand
  5. Singapore
  6. Switzerland
  7. Portugal
  8. Denmark
  9. Slovenia
  10. Malaysia 

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The Global Peace Index offers valuable insights for travellers seeking a serene adventure. Whether you’re drawn to the stark beauty of Iceland or the rolling hills of Ireland, the world’s most peaceful countries in 2024 list provides a starting point for your exploration. So, pack your bags, choose your peaceful paradise, and embark on a journey of tranquility!

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