Monday, January 9, 2012

Top 10 best cities to live in 2011....!!!

Fra: Lalitha Brodie (
Sendt: 9. januar 2012 05:42:36

Subject: Top 10 best cities to live in 2011 (surprise ---> none in USA,UK,France,Germany or Japan)

Top 10 best cities to live in 2011

Reputable analyst firm Economist Intelligence Unit published a ranking of the best cities to live in 2011.

Quality of life in 140 cities across the company's experts evaluated on 30 parameters, including safety,
health, social stability, education, infrastructure development, 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

At the 10th spot is the city of Auckland. This is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of about 1.3 million people, a quarter of the total population.

Today Auckland is the economic and cultural center of New
Zealand. To historic attractions the city is not rich, but here
its scenic beauty, Auckland affects many hearts of those here
comes first. One of the attractions - Sky Tower high-rise
Tower (Sky Tower) 328 feet tall - the tallest building of the South

3. Auckland is surrounded by three marine bays in the precincts of the city has 48 extinct volcanoes. Night Auckland

4. Panorama of Auckland with Sky Tower

9th place. Adelaide, Australia, 95.9 points

9th place belongs to the capital and the largest city of South
Australia, the fifth-largest city with a population of over 1.1
million people - a city Adelaide.

6. It is named in honor of the queen - the wife of King of Great Britain and Hanover, William IV, sits on the throne from 1830 to 1837 years.

The city is located on the ocean. The central part of Adelaide
high-rise, with several modern skyscrapers is small, and
the rest of town has one or two storey in nature. Perfect cleanliness,
accuracy and flawless finish of buildings - the card of Adelaide.
Victoria Fountain

Here, tourists are attracted to Adelaide, the third largest in Australia
Kangaroo Island - Wildlife with a colony of sea lions and
perfect for fishing the coast. Average income per worker
Adelaide is no different from the corresponding figure for the country, however,
quality of life and property values ​​here are significantly lower than in
other major cities in Australia. Kangaroo Island

8th place. Perth, Australia, 95.9 points

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.

The city is considered one of the main economic centers in Australia. Here
mined gold, diamonds and nickel. It was here that are the largest in
the world discovered deposits of gold and nickel in the vicinity of Kalgoorlie, as well as
the world's leading diamond-district Kimberley, which is the main
South African rival, and Yakutia diamond deposits.

11. Modern skyscrapers - a characteristic detail the Perth cityscape

Perth is called "the pearl of Australia." Old buildings, convenient
pedestrian zone in the heart of Perth, the beautiful views of the river make Perth
very attractive for tourists.

13. One of the attractions - meteorite crater Wolf Creek

14. Many are involved with mild and equable Mediterranean climate of Perth, beautiful beaches, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

7th place. Sydney, Australia, 96.1 rating

Australia's largest city in the south-east coast - Sydney. He
twice the area of ​​another huge city - New York, and
the main problem for all travelers - as time to see how

The number of parks and green oases, making Sydney unlike other
major cities on the planet: close to the skyscrapers in the City - 34 acres
the Royal Botanic Gardens

In summer the whole of life in Sydney is moving from the City to the beaches here more than 20
the city's beaches and harbors a dozen. The most famous Bondi Beach (Bondi)
- Favorite of surfers in Sydney.

Sydney in the evening incredibly handsome promenade lights on skyscrapers
permeate water harbor. One of the most recognizable buildings in Sydney -
building the Sydney Opera House

Another main attraction of Sydney - the Harbour Bridge. This is the most
big bridge city and one of the largest steel arch bridges in

20. An aerial view of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House

6th place. Helsinki, Finland, 96.2 points

21. Helsinki - the capital and largest city of Finland with a population of 578 thousand people.

Streets curve around bays, bridges connect the islands, and ferries
communicate with the remote islands. Helsinki smelling
sea ​​and in ports is constant noise from incoming and outgoing

Helsinki is the hub of business, education, culture and science
Finland. In Greater Helsinki University are 8 and 6
technology parks. View of the city center. One of the
Helsinki attractions - the Cathedral

24. 70% of foreign companies operating in Finland are located in the city.

25. Built on the peninsulas and islands of the Baltic coastline, Helsinki is a maritime city.

5th place. Calgary, Canada, 96.6 points

Calgary - largest city in the province of Alberta in Canada, in
foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the watershed of the Canadian
Rocky Mountains.

27. The city is one of the sunniest in Canada - the sun shines an average of 2,400 hours there each year.

Calgary is located in the transition zone between the foothills of the Canadian
Rocky Mountains and the Canadian prairies, so it is quite a relief
hilly. Center height above sea level, Calgary is
approximately 1048 m.

Life in Calgary, one way or another, revolves around oil. Its
deposits discovered in the early 20th century. Despite this, the
city ​​is considered by many organizations one of the cleanest in the world.

Olympic Plaza area. In the distance you can see the famous landmark
- Calgary Tower (Calgary Tower), the height of 91 m. It is designed
so that, gently swaying in the wind, even at very
strong gusts to maintain its stability

31. The business part of Calgary, 2010

4th. Toronto, Canada, 97.2 points

32. Toronto - Canada's largest city and provincial capital of Ontario. The current name of the city received in 1834.

Toronto - Canada's most cosmopolitan city, about 49% of the population
are immigrants. View of the city from a helicopter, November 2010

In Toronto and is also the longest street in the world - Young Street
inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records and has a length of 1896 km.
It is the largest zoo in the world. The area of ​​the zoo
total 283 hectares. Here, in conditions close to the natural environment
habitat contains about 5,000 different animals. The view from the heights on
Toronto on the other hand

«CN tower» - the world's tallest tower, built in 1976
year. Its height is with a spire 553 meters and 446 meters at an altitude of
is enclosed observation deck.

36. It is difficult to find the point where it had not been visible TV tower

Toronto Islands - a perfect place for recreation and picnics. This love
get local residents and tourists. View of town from the island

The main attraction is the Niagara area of ​​Toronto
waterfall. It is situated between Lake Ontario and Erie on the border with the U.S.
140 km from Toronto

39. And such seems Toronto in the near future

3rd place. Melbourne, Australia, 97.5 points

Melbourne - the second largest city in Australia with a population of about 3.8
million and the capital of Victoria. The city is considered one of the main
commercial, industrial and cultural centers in Australia. It is also
often referred to as sports and cultural capital of the country.

Melbourne is considered to be the most beautiful city in Australia. Here
There are exquisite Victorian architecture and wonderful nature.

42. Lovers of Victorian architecture is worth a walk down the street Suonston. It is the central street of the city

Besides, who wants to see all at once in Melbourne, is on the rise
Rialto Towers Observation Deck. This skyscraper, whose height
is 253 meters. View from Rialto Tower

44. One of the attractions - Victorian Arts Centre

45. Yarra River, Melbourne


2nd place. Vienna, Austria, 97.9 points

Vienna - capital of Austria, situated in the eastern part of the country.
The population of the suburbs of Vienna is about 2.3 million

48. This is one of the most charming cities in Europe, lying on the banks of the Danube.

Vienna - a world-renowned center for music, thanks to a long line of
well-known musicians who lived and worked in this city: Mozart
Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert.

Here there are palaces and majestic squares, picturesque
streets and numerous parks. One of the most recognizable buildings in the city
- City Hall

Imperial Palace - winter residence of the Austrian Habsburgs and the main
residence of the imperial court in Vienna. At the present time -
the official residence of the President of Austria. A total of 2600 rooms and it

Located near the capital of the Vienna woods - a mountain massif in Austria.
This is a wonderful natural recreation area - a forest area with
own towns and hotels, spas and hot springs

1st place. Vancouver, Canada, 98.0 points

So, we got to the 1st place. According to market research firm
Economist Intelligence Unit, the best city on earth to live
Vancouver is.

Vancouver is located on the west coast of Canada, on the shore
picturesque bay at the foot of Pacific Coast ranges
North American Cordillera.

It's third-largest city in Canada with a population of 2.433 million people and
the largest settlement in British Columbia. Vancouver with
altitude of 500 meters

56. Vancouver Night

57. One of the most beautiful cities in the country surrounded by thick pine forests, snow-capped mountains and fjords.

58. Through the many rivers of the city was laid 20 bridges, 3 of which are movable.

This is one of the most beautiful cities in the world ocean. There is a spacious and
beaches, and lush parks, magnificent architecture and buildings. Tourists
around the world are attracted by comfortable hotels, many museums,
shops, restaurants and sports facilities.

Vancouver has a mild climate, being part of a unique ecosystem -
temperate rainforest, so the summer is mild and not hot, but
in winter it snows rarely. Research Center

61. The famous Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, which is located on the hill Little Mountain