Earth is not only the sole planet that we can currently inhabit, but it's also home to some of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous places ever to exist. Out of all the one hundred ninety-six countries globally, there are cities, towns, suburbs, regions, lakes, rivers, plains, hills, and mountains for everyone. If you like mountainous terrain and hiking your way to the top of hills that never seem to stop ascending, then a place with a cold climate and a chilled atmosphere is calling your name. Let's say your favorite thing to do is wake up to the sound of rushing waters and the smell of salty beach sand. In this case, your best bet is to explore someplace tropical, warm, and full of sunshine.
These are the two points of extremities concerning weather, environments, atmosphere, and lifestyle, but you don't have to decide between always hot or continuously cold. Some places fall into every category, no matter what you are looking for, so the trick is to start with a list of your dream location. Think about what you believe a place needs to be beautiful to you, and go from there.
What is your definition of beauty? Is a beautiful place somewhere that has ample nature and green scenery along the horizons? Or does a beautiful country resemble your favorite urban area back home? If anything, use these examples of some of the most beautiful countries in the world to help inspire you to figure out the most beautiful country in your eyes!
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- The Netherlands
A few variables people use to decide upon travel destinations are the physical location, size of the country, and the population at the time. Let's dive in-depth into these three details in Thailand, Canada, and, for a diverse array of characteristics for some of the most beautiful countries on Earth.
Thailand is an Asian country located in the southeast region of the continent. Now known as Thailand, or the Kingdom of Thailand, the country was once referred to as Siam. The country is part of the Indochinese Peninsula, meaning Thailand is located between China in the north and India in the west.
The GPS coordinates denote that Thailand is positioned to the north of the equator. With a latitude of 15.8700° N and a longitude of 100.9925° E, Thailand is surrounded by four other Asian countries. Myanmar is to the northwest of Thailand. Laos is in the north and the northeast, while Cambodia in the east and the southeast. Malaysia is to the south of Thailand.
With a total area of 198,120 square miles, Thailand ranks as the 50th largest country in the world. Thailand is almost wholly composed of land regions. Only about 0.04% of the country is made up of water, leaving an incredibly high percentage of 99.6% for land. In numbers rather than percentages, Thailand's land areas are approximately 197,327.52 square miles in total, with a little over 790 square miles of water in the form of lakes and rivers.
The population of Thailand is about 69,251,318 people as of the year 2018. Thailand is the 20th largest country in population size, with an annual growth rate of about 0.21%.
Romania is known as the country between three regions of Europe's southeastern, central, and eastern regions. As such, Romania is a European country situated between Moldova, Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria. The Black Sea also borders Romania along its southeasternmost border.
Romania has a total area of 88,869 square miles. With only 2,667 square miles of water sources, Romania is primarily land, with a total of 86,203 square miles of land areas. Romania is 3% water and 97% land.
The most recent census of 2018 reports that Romania's population is 19,536,579 people. Comparatively, the population is about 0.26% of the world's total population. Looking at the population as the only determining factor, Romania is the world's 60th largest country.
Romania's population density is about 219.8, and by rounding this number to the nearest whole number, it is clear that there are approximately 220 people per Romanian square mile.
Canada is located on the continent of North America. Positioned just above the United States of America, Canada also shares a border with the US state of Alaska. Canada's GPS coordinates are comprised of both a latitude and a longitude. Canada's latitudinal point is 56° 00' 0.00" N, which means that Canada can be found in the northern hemisphere. As such, this North American country is also situated above the equator. Canada's longitudinal point is 96° 00' 0.00" W, meaning that Canada is located in the western hemisphere of the globe.
Canada’s total area is a whopping 6,198,886 square miles. As a country that comprises over six million square miles within its borders, Canada is 91% land and 9% water. There are 5,646,142 square miles of land and 553,744 square miles of water in Canada. Canada's territories and provinces comprise a total width of 3,402 miles and a total length of 2,897 miles.
The population of Canada is approximately 37,139,139 people as of 2019. The country of Canada is home to just about 0.48% of the global population. This makes Canada the thirty-eighth most populous country in the world. As a bonus, Canada is the sixth-safest country globally, home to some of the most notoriously friendly people.