20 Most Peaceful Countries in the World

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Do you know which are the most peaceful countries in the world? Since 2007 each year, the Global Peace Index has been issued by the IEP (Institute for Economics and Peace) and is a measurement of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness based on external and internal measures. Although it seems like the world is becoming more cruel, according to the Global Peace Index there are 20 most peaceful countries in the world.

1. Denmark


Denmark tops the list of the most peaceful countries on Earth since it’s really a safe place to live. Even while Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, was under occupation by the Nazis during the World War II, it still did not fight. The point is that people living in Denmark prefer to focus on economic matters, instead of involving themselves in various armed conflicts. Danish people are very friendly, open and helpful. Personally I have been to Copenhagen twice and I wish I lived in this country. I’m pretty sure that those who have been to Denmark at least once could say the same.

1,385 Responses

  1. Gendisa Yuliasti

    I think Brunei Darussalam should be on the list too.. ive been living here for a year and this small country is very peaceful and less crowded. People are staying at home after 10pm and the rate of prison population is very low as well.. even my husband doesnt need to buy additional car steering key for our car

  2. Dan Filson

    What kind of residual anti-British sentiment is it that cannot nominate the United Kingdom as one of the most peaceful countries in the world? Cities noisy, sure, but the English countryside is as restful as any you’ll find.

    • corpainen

      Every country on that list has peaceful countryside. So when you add the peacefulness of the countryside to England you add it to every other country. Where does that get you? No where.

    • Beasley Green

      Any countryside is peaceful because hardly any people live there. I’m British and I’m fortunate enough to have done a lot of travelling. I don’t know where you live but at home and abroad – and even across the annals of history – Britain is most definstely NOT peaceful. The crime rate in the major cities is terrible. The amount of violence and aggression displayed in social settings is pretty scandalous. That said, as a nation I’m quite proud of our cultural tolerance. However, outside of the quiet suburban enclaves of economic and social security, Britain becomes a cutthroat urban jungle where you can’t leave anything unlocked or unprotected and you have to be careful how you look at strangers for fear of getting punched, bottled or booted like a rag doll in the middle of the street as people look on in fear. It’s shameful.

  3. Subhojit

    Why is UAE not included? :/

  4. Malawi is probably the most peacful country in the world. It is poor yes but people leave in harmony. Never been at war. There are very few crimes in the country usually perpetrated by people from neighbouring Mozambique.

    • Richard

      Malawi?! Don’t think so….,
      Politicians are destroying the country.

  5. andrew nz

    Well done Aruna. Lanka is indeed a. Land of happiness!

  6. harold van ruitenbeek

    tibet probably needs to be in the list

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