Top 12 Cleanest Cities In The World


Every human loves to be in a clean and safe surrounding. A clean green environment appeals a lot to not just sight but, our mind as well yet, not all are committed to creating one for themselves and others. What you sow today will grow tomorrow. The cleaner you keep your surroundings today, the better will earth for tomorrow. The place we live in also defines the quality of our health and lifestyle. Therefore, it’s a mandatory obligation on each one of us to keep our earth clean and tidy.

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Some cities around the world have taken initiatives to keep their city cleans and safe for their people. Their little efforts such as carbon emission, recycling waste and avoiding cutting down trees have resulted in some amazing results and scored them a name in the cleanest cities of the world.

Cleanest cities of the world

Here’s a list of top 12 cleanest cities of the world.


1. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen has a lot of initiative from the government to keep the air clean and avoid loitering around. The quality of air maintained here is amazing and the government aims to make the capital city carbon neutral by 2025. The place also stands as one of the bike-friendly cities in the world and has seen a massive reduction in pollution of the environment. The people here value their environment and support the government to maintain the beauty, cleanliness, and purity of this place.

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2. Singapore City, Singapore

Singapore City, Singapore
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Well, Singapore wasn’t always topping this list until a few decades ago. It could have been the possible dirtiest place on earth if the government hadn’t stepped out and taken some serious measures. The government has imposed some serious laws and rules along with some strict heavy taxes which makes made the citizens follow the rules and keep it clean. Today, Singapore has one of the best public services in the world with well maintained public properties and clean corners around the city.

3. Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki is the capital of Finland and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. For years this place has been one of the cleanest cities of the world and continues to maintain the charm. Apart from the government initiatives and efforts, people have also chosen up to join their hands and maintain the cleanliness legacy ahead. The locals have ditched traveling by car and have chosen to ride on bicycles minimizing the pollution of the space. Also, it is said that the water of this place is so clean and pure that you don’t need any special filter of bottled water to survive. The tap water is clean, fresh and perfect and fit for drinking.


4. Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane is Australia is the next in the list. The place is clean and well maintained for a very long time. There are several green spaces, natural reserves and several parks that have contributed to reducing the pollution levels in the atmosphere. Apart from the public efforts, the government has also laid several goals and aims to keep the city neat and clean. The overall services and public amenities are all well improved and updated in advance.

5. Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg counts on for the second-largest city in Germany and has topped the list among the cleanest cities of the world. World-class infrastructure and pure clean air make this place a perfect duo of perfect living space. You’ll see more of cycling spaces and roads than private vehicle lanes as most of them hardly own here a private vehicle on streets. The green network had initiated a plan that had added to make the city car-free in the upcoming two decades. People have joined in with this initiative with their will and wish to protect their environment from harsh pollutions. By the year 2050, the government aims to reduce the carbon emission to a maximum of at least 80% in total.

6. Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm of Sweden is also called the “Green Capital Of Europe”. The place has unique and well-equipped facilities and arrangements. From well-structured houses, clean streets to an excellent transport system, the place has a lot to offer which marks it as the greenest city in Europe. The city looks forward to becoming fossil fuel-free by increasing more biodegradable activities and better public transport services.

7. Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo, Japan
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Japan has always been a great name in the human resource but now, it also ranks one among the most influential and cleanest places to live. Sapporo in Japan is extremely clean and perfect with all the green spaces and fresh air in the atmosphere. They have well-developed pollution-free automobiles and a good sewage system making no room for pollution exposure at any space across the place. The citizens and children here are taught values regarding the importance of cleanliness and they follow it obediently as well. No doubt Japan is a densely populated country but yet, they keep it clean and safe to live in.

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8. Calgary, Canada

Calgary, Canada
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Calgary in Canada has its charm and specialty when it comes to mastering cleanliness. No state in North America has such green initiatives as Calgary has. Despite being a leader in the Canadian oil and gas industry, it has a great name in being one of the world’s cleanest cities. The city has initiated great efforts in recycling, composting and educating its citizens regarding the future goals of clean and safe Canada.

9. Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand
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With less than a million population, wellington is a small city in New Zealand that has preserved its cleanliness over the period. The city has grown with some excellent features and ideas of cutting harmful carbon dioxide emissions and keeping less air pollution. The authorities have also implemented several waste management plans and energy efficiency programs to increase awareness and protect the surrounding.

10. Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Hawaii is actual tropical heaven in the world with some fresh and vibrant air around. But, Honolulu has ranked the list by keeping the air pollution under control. The place is near to the pacific ocean which suffices it with lots of fresh breezes and warm climate. Moreover there’a regular cycle to the rainfalls down the calendar which helps to keep the environment clean and neat. People don’t litter around and there are lots of green spaces around the city.

11. Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia
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Tallinn has been more of like a vintage city as it was set up in some medieval time and continues to live with its charm. There wasn’t and isn’t any huge pollution exposure. The places are still clean and green with low levels of carbon emission in the atmosphere. It is a peaceful and relaxing place to live in.

12. Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway
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Trash bags and bins need not be the sole reason for the management of waste. In Oslo, people have taken care of themselves to dispose of the waste properly. With the help of pumps and pipes, the trash is pushed to underground incinerators where it is burned and heat energy is produced. There are days when volunteering sessions take place around the city to spread awareness among the citizens and introduce new and better ways to keep the city clean.

This is the list of top cleanest cities in the world. If you are planning to visit a clean city, the list would be helpful for sure.