Saturday, November 8, 2014

RANKING THE TOP 10 CITIES IN THE WORLD TO LIVE

Authoritative analyst firm Economist Intelligence Unit published a ranking of the best cities in the world to live in 2011. In rating hit and two Russian cities: St. Petersburg took 68th place, and Moscow - 70th.
Quality of life in 140 cities of different countries were evaluated by experts of 30 parameters, including safety, health, social security, education, infrastructure, availability of goods and services, the environment and the diversity of cultural life.
Let us begin with the last, 10th place. So ...

10th place. Auckland, New Zealand, 95.7 points

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1. On the 10th place is the city of Oakland. It is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of about 1.3 million people, a quarter of the total population.
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2. Today Auckland is the economic and cultural center of New Zealand. On the historical attractions are not rich, but its scenic beauty Auckland affects many hearts of those who come here for the first time. One of the attractions - Altitude Sky Tower (Sky Tower) height of 328 meters - the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere
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3. Auckland is surrounded by three marine bays, within the precincts of the city are 48 extinct volcanoes. Night Auckland
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4. Map of Auckland from Sky Tower

9th place. Adelaide, Australia, 95.9 points

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5. 9th place belongs to the capital and the largest city of South Australia, the fifth-largest city in the country with a population of more than 1.1 million people - a city of Adelaide.
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6. It is named in honor of the queen - the wife  of the king of Great Britain  and Hanover Wilhelm IV, sits on the throne from 1830 to 1837 years.
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7. The city is located on the ocean. The central part of Adelaide's multi-storey, with a few modern skyscrapers is small, and the rest of the city is one of the two-storey character. Perfect cleanliness, neatness and flawless finish of buildings - the card of Adelaide. Victoria Fountain
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8. Here, tourists are attracted to Adelaide is the third largest in Australia Kangaroo Island - Wildlife with a colony of sea lions and great for fishing the coast. The average income per worker in Adelaide does not differ from that seen in the country, however, the standard of living and the cost of real estate here is much lower than in other major cities of Australia. Kangaroo Island

8th place. Perth, Australia, 95.9 points

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9. Perth - the largest city and capital of Western Australia, with a population of about 1.2 million people, located on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
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10. The city is considered one of the major economic centers in Australia. It produces gold, diamonds and nickel. It is here that the world's largest open gold and nickel deposits in the Kalgoorlie area, as well as the world's largest diamondiferous region of Kimberley, South Africa is the main competitor and Yakut diamond deposits.
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11. Modern skyscrapers - a characteristic detail of the Perth cityscape
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12. Perth called "the pearl of Australia." Old buildings, comfortable pedestrian zone in the center of Perth, the beautiful views of the river make Perth very attractive to tourists.
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13. One of the attractions - meteorite crater Wolf Creek
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14. Many attracts soft and smooth Mediterranean climate of Perth, beautiful beaches, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

7th place. Sydney, Australia, 96.1 points

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15. Australia's largest city on the southeast coast - Sydney. He is twice the square another giant city - New York City, and the main problem for all travelers - both have time to look as much as possible.
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16. The number of parks and green oases makes Sydney unlike other major cities of the planet, next to skyscrapers in the City - 34 hectares of the Royal Botanic Gardens
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17. In the summer the whole of life in Sydney is moved from the City to the beaches, there are more than 20 city beaches and harbors a dozen. The most famous Bondi Beach (Bondi) - a favorite place of surfers in Sydney.
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18. In the evening, Sydney is incredibly beautiful: on the waterfront skyscrapers lights penetrate water harbor. One of the most recognizable buildings in Sydney - Sydney Opera House
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19. Another main attraction of Sydney - Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is the largest bridge of the city and one of the largest steel arch bridge in the world
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20. Aerial view of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House

6th place. Helsinki, Finland, 96.2 points

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21. Helsinki - the capital and largest city in Finland with a population of 578 thousand. People.
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22. Streets curve around bays, bridges connect the island ferries and communicate with remote islands. Helsinki smelling the sea and in ports worth the constant noise from the incoming and outgoing ships.
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23. Helsinki is the center of business, education, culture and science in Finland. In Greater Helsinki, are 8 and 6 universities of technology parks. View of the city center. One of the attractions of Helsinki - Cathedral
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24. 70% of foreign companies operating in Finland are located in this city.
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25. Built on a peninsula and the islands of the Baltic coastline, Helsinki is a maritime city.

5th place. Calgary, Canada, 96.6 points

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26. Calgary - the largest city in the province of Alberta in Canada, in the area of ​​foothills and prairie, approximately 80 km east of the watershed of the Canadian Rockies.
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27. The city is one of the sunniest in Canada - the sun shines an average of 2,400 hours there each year.
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28. Calgary is located in the transition zone between the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and the Canadian prairies, so it is quite hilly terrain. The height of the center of Calgary above sea level is approximately 1048 m.
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29. Life in Calgary, anyway, revolves around oil. Its deposit discovered in the early 20th century. Despite this, the city is considered by many organizations as one of the cleanest in the world.
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30. 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 maintain its stability
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31. Downtown Calgary, 2010

4th place. Toronto, Canada, 97.2 points

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32. Toronto - Canada's largest city and the administrative center of the province of Ontario. The current name of the city received in 1834.
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33. Toronto - Canada's most cosmopolitan city, about 49% of its residents are immigrants. City view from the helicopter, November 2010
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34. Toronto and is also the longest street in the world - Yonge Street, which feature in the Guinness Book of Records and has a length of 1896 km.Here is the biggest zoo in the world. Area Zoo is 283 hectares. Here, in conditions close to natural habitat environment, contains about 5,000 different animals. The view from above on the other hand Toronto
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35. «CN tower» - the world's tallest tower, built in 1976. Its height is 553 with a spire meters, and at a height of 446 meters is enclosed observation deck.
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36. It is difficult to find the point where it had not been visible to the TV tower
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37. Toronto Islands - great place to relax and picnic. Here love to get locals and tourists. City view from the island
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38. The main attraction is the surrounding area of ​​Toronto Niagara Falls. It is located between lakes Ontario and Erie on the US border, 140 km from Toronto
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39. And this is seen in Toronto near future

3rd place. Melbourne, Australia, 97.5 points

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40. Melbourne - the second largest city in Australia, with a population of about 3.8 million. And the state capital of Victoria. The city is considered one of the major commercial, industrial and cultural centers of Australia. It is also often called the sporting and cultural capital of the country.
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41. Melbourne is considered the most beautiful city in Australia. There is a Victorian elegance and wonderful nature.
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42. lovers of Victorian architecture is worth a stroll down the street Swanston. It is the main street of the city
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43. Anyone who wants to see at once the whole of Melbourne, stands up to the observation deck of the Tower Rialto. This skyscraper, whose height is 253 meters. View from Rialto Towers
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44. One of the attractions - Victoria Art Center
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45. Yarra River, Melbourne
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2nd place. Vienna, Austria, 97.9 points

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47. Vienna - capital of Austria, located in the eastern part of the country. The population of Vienna together with the suburbs is about 2.3 million.
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48. This is one of the most charming cities in Europe, lying on the banks of the Danube.
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49. Vienna - is a world-renowned center for music, thanks to a long line of famous artists who lived and worked in this city: Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert.
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50. Here there are magnificent palaces and majestic squares, picturesque streets and numerous parks. One of the most recognizable buildings in the city - City Hall
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51. Imperial Palace - the winter residence of the Austrian Habsburgs and the main seat of the imperial court in Vienna. At the present time - the official residence of the President of Austria. Most in 2600 halls and rooms
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52. Not far from the capital, is located in Vienna woods - a mountain range in Austria. This remarkable natural recreation area - a forest area with their own towns and hotels, spas and thermal baths

1st place. Vancouver, Canada, 98.0 points

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53. So, we got to the 1st place. According to analyst firm Economist Intelligence Unit, the best city in the world to live is Vancouver.
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54. Vancouver is located on the west coast of Canada, on the beautiful bay at the foot of the North American Pacific coastal ridge of the Cordilleras.
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55. It is the third largest city in Canada with a population of 2,433,000 people and the large settlements in British Columbia. Vancouver from 500 meters
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56. Night Vancouver
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57. One of the most picturesque cities in the country surrounded by a dense pine forest, snow-capped mountains and fjords.
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58. After numerous river city laid 20 bridges, 3 of which are drawbridges.
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59. This is one of the most beautiful cities in the world ocean. Here is both spacious beaches, and lush parks, magnificent architecture and buildings.Tourists from around the world are attracting comfortable hotels, a variety of museums, shops, restaurants and sports facilities.
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60. Vancouver has a mild climate, being part of a unique ecosystem - temperate rainforest, so the summer is mild and not hot, and in winter rarely snows. Scientific Center
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61. The famous Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, which is on the hill Little Mountain

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