To compile the Natural Beauty Report 2022, researchers estimated the number and area of natural attractions that occur for every 100,000 km² of the country's area. Volcanoes, mountains, glaciers, national parks, coral reefs and tropical forests were taken into account. The higher the concentration of natural objects, the higher the place in the ranking was earned.
The most beautiful nature is in the countries of Oceania
Indonesia takes first place in the ranking. The country consists of 17.5 thousand islands and is located in the "coral triangle". The area of coral reefs around the islands is more than 50 thousand km², which is comparable to the area of Croatia or Slovenia. People often come to Indonesia for snorkeling, diving and watching whales.
Indonesia has dozens of national parks and biosphere reserves, some of which are under the protection of UNESCO. For example, in the Komodo Reserve, they are trying to preserve the population of Komodo monitor lizards, in the Ujung Kulon National Park - Javanese rhinos.
New Zealand ranked second place. The country has 13 thousand glaciers, 8 volcanoes, geysers, fjords and beaches. Ecotourism lovers from all over the world come to New Zealand, and the country's government creates the necessary infrastructure for travelers.
In total, there are 50 countries in the ranking: among the small island states that occupy more than half of the places in the list, there are also large countries - the USA, France and Australia.
Ranking of countries with the most beautiful nature in 2022
|Position in the rating||Country|
|9||Papua New Guinea|
Second citizenship or residence permit - the opportunity to be situated where it is beautiful
The five countries included in the Natural Beauty Report 2022 have investment programs for investors and financially independent individuals.
Natural Beauty Report top 50 countries with investment programs
|Positions in the rating||Country|
|28||Saint-Kitts and Nevis|
Investors receive a residence permit in Greece when buying property in the amount of 250,000 $, financially independent persons can obtain a residence permit in Switzerland. With a residence permit card, foreigners can live in Europe, travel without visas in the Schengen countries and apply for citizenship after 7 and 10 years, respectively.
Caribbean and Vanuatu passports give more freedom. Citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada or Vanuatu have visa-free entry to more than 135 countries. In this case, the period for obtaining a passport does not exceed 6 months. Investors also obtain the citizenship of these countries in order to bring their business to the international market or to optimize taxes.
Conditions for obtaining citizenship of the Caribbean countries and Vanuatu by investment
|Programs||Amount of investment||Time required to obtain a passport||Number of visa-free countries|
|Vanuatu citizenship||From 130,000 $||1—2 months||135|
|Grenada citizenship||From 150,000 $||4—6 months||144|
|Saint-Kitts and Nevis citizenship||From 150,000 $||2—6 months||157|
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