Here we provide top 5 cleanest cities in the world.
1. Calgary – Canada
Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, approximately 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. In the 2011 census, the City of Calgary had a population of 1,096,833 and a metropolitan population of 1,214,839, making it the largest city in Alberta, and the third-largest municipality and fifth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada.
Highlights of Canada:
- It is situated between Rocky Mountains and Prairies in Canada.
- Calgary was ranked as the world’s cleanest city by Forbes Magazine in 2007.
- Calgarians face steep fines for littering from cars and chucking cigarette butts on the ground – up to $1,000.
- The 75% of the city is powered by renewable energy.
- It has a central wastewater plant purifying up to 100 million litres of water per day.
2. Adelaide – Australia
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, in Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. In June 2014, Adelaide had an estimated resident population of 1.30 million. The demonym “Adelaidean” is used in reference to the city and its residents.Adelaide is north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the Adelaide Plains between the Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges which surround the city. Adelaide stretches 20 km (12 mi) from the coast to the foothills, and 90 km (56 mi) from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south.
Highlights of Adelaide
- It is the capital of South Australia & considered to be one of the best cities to live in.
- It is the one of the biggest environmental sustainable cities in Australia.
- 85 % of all wastes is recycled by Adelaide?s recycling system implemented by activity officials.
- It has one of the best urban designs of the country.
3. Honolulu – Hawaii
Honolulu is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii.It is the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu. Hawaii is a major tourist destination and Honolulu, situated on the island of Oahu, is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major gateway into the United States. The city is also a major hub for international business, military defense, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions.
Highlights of Honolulu:
- It is located on the Island Oahu which is also a great tourist destination.
- It acts as the main gateway of Hawaii and a major gateway into the United States.
- It is decorated with cool green trees, smiling flowers and welcoming atmosphere everywhere.
- It is also referred as “Tropical paradise in Hawaii”.
4. Helsinki – Finland
Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is in the region of Uusimaa, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. Helsinki has a population of 623,732, an urban population of 1.2 million (31 December 2013), and a metropolitan population of 1.4 million, making it the most populous municipality and urban area in Finland. Helsinki is located some 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 kilometres (250 mi) north east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 300 kilometres (190 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Highlights of Helsinki
- Helsinki is capital city of Finland.
- In Helsinki, environmental issues such as efficient use of energy and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions are of great importance.
- Helsinki aims at eco-efficiency by making the urban structure denser, and by developing the public transport system.
- It has one of the cleanest metropolitan areas in Europe in terms of air quality.
- The city is a brimming hub of culture and education.
- It is also ranked as “5th most livable city in the world.
5. Kobe – Japan
Kobe is the sixth largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, approximately 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka on the north shore of Osaka Bay. With a population of about 1.5 million, the city is part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto.
Highlights of Kobe
- It is the sixth largest city in Japan.
- The city of Kobe has different trash collection days for household waste, non-combustible waste and recyclables.
- It implements the WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality to ensure tap water safety.
- It has finest transportation system in Japan with all types of public vehicles available in the city.
We all want to live in the neat and clean areas. Everyone wants his surrounding to be fresh and relaxing. But it always takes a lot of human inputs to make a city neat and clean. In addition to the government efforts, it is the duty of common people to throw their garbage in the dustbins kept on the sides of the sides of the roads. Also we need to learn controlling our ways while driving onto the roads and should adopt better sewage systems. Luckily there are various cities in the world which are adopting all these hygienic practices.