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Revealed: Sydney named the world’s friendliest city but where do our Irish cities place?

Published 04/09/2015 | 11:18

Sydney, Australia was named the most friendly city in the world
Sydney, Australia was named the most friendly city in the world
Dublin, Ireland
Queenstown, New Zealand
Krakow, Poland
Bruges, Belgium
Edinburgh, Scotland
Kyoto, Japan
Budapest Hungary
Auckland, New Zealand
Reykjavik Iceland

Dublin might not have had a lick of sunshine all summer but that clearly hasn’t dampened its spirits as Ireland’s capital has ranked second in a respected list of the friendliest cities in the world.

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An article, which appeared in travel bible Conde Nast Traveller, revealed that Dublin is the second friendliest city on earth and is “filled with locals and tourists alike, coming together to celebrate life”.

Coming out on top of the prestigious list was Sydney which was deemed to be the city where people treated one another with the most respect and kindness.

If you’re looking for a dose of friendliness though, it might be best to head to New Zealand as both Auckland and Queenstown ranked in the top ten.

Read more: The reality of returning to Ireland after five years in Dubai: 'What on earth have I done?'

Back in Europe, Krakow, Bruges, Edinburgh, and Budapest were all deemed friendly enough to land a spot on the list while Japan’s Kyoto also featured.

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Sydney, Australia was named the most friendly city in the world
Queenstown, New Zealand
Krakow, Poland
Bruges, Belgium
Edinburgh, Scotland
Kyoto, Japan
Budapest Hungary
Auckland, New Zealand
Reykjavik Iceland

Irish people seem to be a friendly bunch in general not only because the capital features highly on the list, but also because Ireland fail to feature on the top ten list of unfriendliest cities.

That unfortunate title was awarded to Caracas, Venezuela which was deemed the unfriendliest city on earth, followed closely by Casablanca in Morocco, Guangzhou in China and Guatemala City.

The top 10 friendliest cities in the world

Sydney, Australia

Dublin, Ireland

Queenstown, New Zealand

Krakow, Poland

Bruges, Belgium

Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto, Japan
Sydney, Australia was named the most friendly city in the world
Dublin, Ireland
Queenstown, New Zealand
Krakow, Poland
Bruges, Belgium
Edinburgh, Scotland
Budapest Hungary
Auckland, New Zealand
Reykjavik Iceland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Kyoto, Japan

Budapest, Hungary

Auckland, New Zealand

Reykjavik, Iceland

The top 10 unfriendliest cities in the world

1. Caracas, Venezuela

2. Casablanca, Morocco

3. Guangzhou, China

4. Guatemala City, Guatemala

5. Nairobi, Kenya

6. New Delhi, India

7. Cairo, Egypt

8. Moscow, Russia

9. Jakarta, Indonesia

10. Cannes, France

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