When you are trying to figure out which countries are most visited, it’s easiest to view the situation by looking at tourism on an annual basis. Otherwise, trying to figure out the countries that are most visited can be really difficult. We will focus on those two variables -- tourism rates and the number of tourists that visit on an annual basis -- in order to decipher which countries are the most visited nations every year.
A common theme that you will find when looking at countries with the highest rates of tourism over a given year is that they have always been popular destinations. Most of them are countries in Europe, and the majority of the most visited countries are very near to, if not directly positioned on, the coasts of different bodies of water. People want to escape their everyday life and explore places that are relaxed, lowkey, and beautiful, which tends to be the areas that are beachside and provide access to gorgeous oceanic scenery.
Here are the top most visited countries as of an analysis that is up-to-date in 2019…
- The United States of America
- The United Kingdom
Now, here are the top teen most visited countries in the world joined by the respective number of people who visited each country in 2017, which is the most accurate calculation of tourism rates at the moment.
- France, 86.9 million people
- Spain, 81.8 million people
- The United States of America, 76.9 million people
- China, 60.7 million people
- Italy, 58.3 million people
- Mexico, 39.3 million people
- The United Kingdom, 37.7 million people
- Turkey, 37.6 million people
- Germany, 37.5 million people
- Thailand, 35.4 million people
Let’s go into detail about the top ten most visited countries around the world. We’ll start with France, which ranks as the number one most visited nation on the globe, and we’ll make our way down the list of other top-ranking countries on the most visited list.
France has a population of 65,450,090 people, and with a total area of 211,413 square miles, the population density of France is about three hundred ten people per square mile. The majority of French residents live in the cities of France, while less than twenty percent of people in France reside in the outskirts of the busiest urban areas of France. Around 0.85% of the world's population live in France, and this fact ranks France as the twenty-second biggest country in the world with population in consideration. On average, people who are born in France end up living around forty-one years old.
The population of Spain is estimated to be around 46,435,537 people. With a total area calculated to be 192,588 square miles of land, the population density of Spain is about two hundred forty-one people for every square mile within the country's official boundaries. Looking solely at Spain's population, data analysts have declared that Spain ranks as the thirtieth largest country in the world with population being the only factor in mind. Although Spain seems to have quite a high number of residents, the country's population is actually only a tiny fraction of the global population. Compared to everyone on Earth, those who live in Spain only account for 0.6% of the whole world.
The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is the home of over sixty-six million people. With a population size of about 66,909,462 people, the United Kingdom is a group of countries in Europe, and the UK is inclusive of Northern Ireland, Wales, England, and Scotland. The United Kingdom is an interesting place to name as one of the most visited countries, primarily because it is made up of four different countries rather than being one individual country on its own. But that is precisely why the UK attracts such a high percentage of the tourism industry every year.
People are drawn to the United Kingdom due to the fact that it is a region of multiple countries. There is more to see, do, eat, and try when you have multiple cultures in one area, so people find a lot of joy in perusing the countries of the United Kingdom and exploring the island that is home to various countries. As the twenty-first largest place to live in relation to population size, the United Kingdom has a density value of about seven hundred seventeen people for every square mile of area. Speaking of area, the total area of the United Kingdom is about 93,410 square miles. The United Kingdom is collectively the equivalent of 0.87% of everyone who lives on Earth, which is not the largest percentage to rank as given the fact that the UK is four countries in one. However, this is good news for vacationers who want to relax in an area that is not overcrowded and populated beyond belief.
The population of Turkey is around 82,831,977 people since the latest head count in 2019. As the seventeenth largest country in terms of population size, Turkey's population is around 1.1% of whole wide world's population. The country's total area amounts to about 297,156 square miles. By taking Turkey's population size and dividing the population by the nation's total area, you will end up with a value of two hundred seventy-nine. This value is known as the country's population density, which means that for every square mile of area in Turkey, there are about two hundred ninety-seven people.
The South Asian country of Thailand is a nation of 69,290,565 people. The country comprises a total area of 197,256 square miles, which amounts to a population density of around three hundred fifty-one people per square mile of land. As the twentieth largest country in terms of the number of people who live there, Thailand is home to only 0.9% of the world's total population. While there are plenty of suburban regions in Thailand, the majority of Thai people inhabit the urban areas of the country.