New top 10 best cities in world to live in.
Respected analyst firm Economist Intelligence Unit published a ranking of the best cities in the world to stay for 2017.
The quality of life in 140 cities in different countries the experts of the company were evaluated by 30 parameters — crime, education, military conflicts, health care, infrastructure, education, ecology, diversity of life…
Let us begin with the last, 10th place. So…
10. Hamburg, Germany 95 points
It is the second largest city in Germany (after Berlin), the seventh largest in the European Union and the most populated non-capital city in the European Union. It is the largest port in Germany, the second largest in Europe, and the world’s ninth place.
The remains of the first buildings on the territory of modern Hamburg by archaeologists date back to V—VI centuries BC and belong to the era of the Great migration.
The city has retained some features of medieval buildings. In Hamburg there are 60 museums and 17 universities.
And Hamburg ranks first among European cities by number of bridges (according to various sources from 2300 to over 2500). The city has more bridges than Venice (400), Amsterdam (1200) and London combined.
The 9th place. Helsinki, Finland, 95.6 points
It is the capital and largest city of Finland, the administrative center of Uusimaa province. Located on the South of the country, on the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic sea.
The city was founded on 12 June 1550 by Swedish king Gustav Vasa. Elevation in the city is considerable, and the rock — a normal part of the landscape. On the rivers within the city there are waterfalls.
In Helsinki there are 8 universities and 6 technology parks. Fans of the bike here is good too — the total length of Bicycle paths in Helsinki is more than 1000 km. by the Way, the tram system in Helsinki is one of the oldest electrified tram networks in the world.
8th place. Auckland, New Zealand, 95.7 points
It is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of about 1.3 million people, a quarter of the total population. The city is located on the territory of the Auckland volcanic district. His features are the craters of extinct 49 monogenic volcanoes.
Today Auckland is the economic and cultural centre of New Zealand. The historical sights the city is not rich, but here its scenic beauty Auckland affects many hearts of those who come here for the first time. Although, some say that it is good, safe, clean, but boring.
One of the attractions — high-rise tower sky tower (Sky Tower) with a height of 328 meters is the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere:
Panorama of Auckland from sky tower
7th place. Perth, Australia, 95.9 points
It is the largest city and the capital of the state Western Australia with a population of about 1 200 000 people, located on the shores of the Indian ocean. It was founded on 12 June 1829 by captain James Stirling soon after the establishment of the port settlement.
The city is considered one of the major economic centres of Australia. It produces gold, diamonds and Nickel. Here are the world’s largest open deposits of gold and Nickel in the Kalgoorlie area, as well as the world’s largest diamond-district Kimberley, which is the main competitor to South African and Yakutian diamond deposits.
Modern skyscrapers — a characteristic detail of Perth city landscape:
Perth is called “the pearl of Australia”. Old buildings, convenient pedestrian zone in the centre of Perth, the beautiful views of the river make Perth very attractive for tourists.
Pedestrian bridge at Elizabeth Quay:
One of the attractions meteor crater Wolfe Creek:
The 6th place. Adelaide, Australia, 96.6 points
The capital and largest city of the state of South Australia, the fifth largest city in the country with a population of more than 1.1 million people, Adelaide. It is named in honor of the Queen — wife of the king of great Britain and Hanover, William IV seated on his throne from 1830 to 1837 years.
The city is located on the shore of the ocean. The Central part of Adelaide high-rise, with several modern skyscrapers is small, and the rest of the city is one-or two-storey in nature. Perfect cleanliness, neatness and flawless finish of buildings — the card of Adelaide.
King William street is the widest street of the city:
Here in Adelaide attracts tourists the third largest in Australia Kangaroo island — wildlife with a colony of sea lions and perfect for fishing the coast.
5th place. Calgary, Canada, 96.6 points
Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada, in an area of foothills and Prairie, approximately 80 km East of the watershed of the Canadian Rocky mountains.
The city is one of the sunniest in Canada — the sun shines there an average of 2400 hours per year.
Calgary is located in the transition zone between the Canadian Rockies foothills and the Canadian Prairies, so the terrain is quite hilly. The height of the centre of calgary above sea level is about 1048 m.
Life in calgary, one way or another revolves around oil. Her field was discovered in the early 20th century. Despite this, this city is considered by many organizations as one of the cleanest in the world. For example, after driving only 200 kilometers from the city you get on a glacial moraine lake in Banff National Park:
The Area Of Olympic Plaza. In the distance you can see the famous landmark — Calgary Tower (calgary Tower), a height of 91 m. It is designed so that, gently swaying in the wind, even with very strong gusts to maintain its stability:
The business part of calgary, 2010 (clickable 2,000 x 561 px):
4th place. Toronto, Canada, 97.2 points
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and is the administrative center of the province of Ontario. The current name of the city received in 1834.
Toronto is the most multicultural city of Canada, about 49% of its residents are immigrants.
“CN tower” — the highest in the world tower was built in 1976. Its height is with a spire 553 meters and at an altitude of 446 meters is enclosed observation deck.
It is difficult to find the point where it was not visible from the tower:
The main attraction of the surrounding area of Toronto is Niagara falls. It is situated between the lakes Ontario and Erie on the US border and 140 km from Toronto:
The 3rd place. Vancouver, Canada, 97.3 points
Vancouver is located on Canada’s West coast, on the beautiful Bay at the foot of the Pacific coastal ridge of the North American Cordillera.
It’s the 3rd largest city in Canada with a population of 2 433 000 people and the largest village of the province of British Columbia.
Yes and the climate here is good, because he is part of a unique ecosystem — temperate rainforest, so the summer is mild and not hot, and in winter rarely snows.
One of the most picturesque cities in the country surrounded by dense coniferous forest, snowy mountains and fjords. Clickable:
Stanley Park is an urban Park located in Vancouver, the largest city in the canadian province of British Columbia. The Park, which is an evergreen oasis on the border with downtown. By the way, it is 10% larger than Central Park in new York.
By the way, the nearest mountain is only 20 minutes from the city:
2nd place. Vienna, Austria, 97.4 points
Vienna — capital of Austria, located in the Eastern part of the country. The population of Vienna with its suburbs is about 2.3 million
This is one of the most charming cities in Europe, nestled on the banks of the Danube.
The world-famous music center, thanks to a long line of famous musicians who lived and worked in this city: Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert.
There are luxurious palaces and majestic squares, picturesque streets and numerous squares. One of the most recognizable buildings in the city — Hall:
Hofburg — the winter residence of the Austrian Habsburgs and the main seat of the Imperial court in Vienna. Currently the official residence of the President of Austria. It 2 600 rooms:
Near the capital is Vienna woods — a mountain range in Austria. This is a wonderful natural recreation area — a forest area with their own towns and hotels, resorts and spas:
1st place. Melbourne, Australia, 97.5 points
This is the best city among 10 best cities in the world to live according to the analytical company Economist Intelligence Unit.
Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia with a population of about 3.8 million and the capital of the state of Victoria. The city is a major commercial, industrial and cultural centers of Australia. It is often called the sporting and cultural capital of the country.
Melbourne is considered the most picturesque city in Australia. There are exquisite Victorian architecture and wonderful nature.
Lovers of Victorian architecture is worth a stroll down the street Swanston. It is the Central street of the city.
Besides, who wants to see the entire Melbourne, it is worth climbing to the observation deck of the Tower Rialto. This is a skyscraper whose height is 253 meters. The view from the Rialto tower (clickable, 2000 x 548 px):
One of the attractions — arts centre Victoria:
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