“Cleanliness refers to the abstract state of being clean and free from dirt both the process of attaining and retaining that state.”
The top cleanest cities in the world for 2016 are given below :
10. Oslo – Norway
Being the most populous city and the capital of Norway, Oslo is also the economic and governmental centre of the country and considered as the hub of Norwegian overall trade, banking, and industrial sector. Beta World City is home to 634,000 inhabitants while Metropolitan and Urban areas of Oslo have nearly 2.5 million residents.
The historic city is rich with culture and traditions and many of the landmarks mark it as one of the most tourist city in over the world. It also sets a benchmark against cleanliness as people are well educated and know the merits of living in a clean and unpolluted atmosphere.
9. Vienna – Austria
Located in the northeastern region of the country Vienna is the capital city of Austria, though it is the largest city in Vienna, having a population 1.8 million, excellent waste management techniques and collaborative efforts of the government and common people ranked it as one of the cleanest cities in the world.
The greatest inspiration is the art and music of Vienna. There are various green projects to keep the atmosphere fresh and safe from pollution while the inhabitants of the Vienna are well educated and know the merits of being clean and what really matters to their health.
8. Stockholm – Sweden
The capital, cultural, economic and political center of Sweden is Stockholm, one of cleanest cities in the world. Its outstanding transportation mechanism to avert pollution and minimise fuel consumption is just impressive.
The city has more than 3.4 million total population including the metropolitan area and urban area. Though it has a dense population, government measures to prevent pollution for the state is in place. It is made possible with the support of citizens who have cooperated well in making the environment clean and fresh.
7. Kobe – Japan
The Japanese city of Kobe is another cleanest city in the world. Japan is a country which is popular all around the globe for its technological advancements and progress and is also one of the countries doing a lot to keep the atmosphere clean and clear.
The efficient waste management system, continuous improvement, and impressive measures of the government and public are enough to make Kobe, Japan included in the list of cities which are doing efforts for saving the environment and spreading the green message all over planet.
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Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore is one of the most advanced cities in the world. Having a high profile lifestyle which not only offers marvelous living standard, Singapore also boats a healthy and clean atmosphere.
Like most other modern cities Singapore also has effective standards to keep the environment clean and safe and people also adopt a healthy lifestyle. Known for its strict rules, spitting and chewing bubble gum is prohibited in this city-state.
5. Freiburg – Germany
The German city Freiburg is also known as the Flower City in the country. Popular for its medieval buildings and Renaissance University, Freiburg has numerous grass gardens, parks and other green projects to make the environment safe and eco-friendly. Both the government and the residents have done a lot in making the city a preferred destination of tourists.
4. Adelaide – Australia
A major city in South Australia, Adelaide is home to 1.30 million residents. The city is located close to River Torrens where most Kaurna people inhabit. Adelaide is also considered as one of the cleanest cities in the world for offering a safe and clean environment for its residents along with a classy lifestyle.
According to an estimate, eighty-five percent of waste has been successfully recycled in Adelaide following a well-organized system organised by the government & citizens alike.
3. Zurich – Switzerland
Zurich is one of the busiest and most popular tourist attractions in Switzerland; being home to various famous landmarks. The city is also one of the largest financial centres in Europe. The people and government are involved in activities which help make the city one of the cleanest cities in the world.
Luxembourg City is a commune with city status and capital of Luxemburg placed at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers in southern region of the country. Luxembourg City boasts of having one of the highest per capita in Europe while being one of the cleanest city too. Being filled with greenery it is also tagged as the Green Heart of Europe.
1. Calgary – Canada
Calgary tops as the cleanest city in the Alberta province of Canada. It is the largest city in the province, having nearly 2.3 million inhabitants including city and metropolitan areas. The government is keen on keeping the environment clean by restricting residents from activities which may harm or pollute the region in any manner.