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30 most globally connected countries in the world

Last updated on: December 14, 2012 10:14 IST

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DHL Global Connectedness Index documents both the potential to increase global connectedness and the problems the world has actually encountered in doing so, since the world is less globally connected today than it was in 2007.

The DHL Global Connectedness Index was developed to provide readers the most comprehensive and timely source of hard data and analysis depicting the actual extent and direction of globalization around the world.

Let's take a look at some of the most globally connected countries in the world.

Source: dhl.com

The Netherlands

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 43 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 88 points

Global rank: 1

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Image: Cyclists visit a Dutch tulip field in Noordwijk.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters

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Singapore

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 46 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 82 points

Global rank: 2

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Image: A view of Marina Bay and Singapore's central business district.
Photographs: David Loh/Reuters

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Luxembourg

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 45 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 81 points

Global rank: 3

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Image: A woman reads during a sunny day in Luxembourg.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

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Ireland

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 43 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 80.7 points

Global rank: 4

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Image: A woman cycles past the 'Coffee To Get Her' restaurant near Dublin city centre, which becomes a bar and club in the evenings.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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Switzerland

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 37 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 80.7 points

Global rank: 5

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Image: People walk on Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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The United Kingdom

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 28 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 77 points

Global rank: 6

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Image: Traffic on the road and the Thames passes the Houses of Parliament in London.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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Belgium

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 41 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 72 points

Global rank: 7

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Image: Tourists walk in Brussels' Royal Galleries of Saint Hubert.
Photographs: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters
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Sweden

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 33 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 72 points

Global rank: 8

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Image: People struggle against wind and drifting snow in Stockholm.
Photographs: Scanpix/Reuters
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Denmark

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 32 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 72 points

Global rank: 9

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Image: The Nyhavn canal, part of the Copenhagen Harbor and home to many bars and restaurants.
Photographs: Teis Hald Jensen/Reuters

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Germany

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 30 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 73 points

Global rank: 10

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Image: Hat designer Fiona Bennett and her assistants work in Bennett's studio at Potsdamer Street.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters

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Norway

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 30 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 71 points

Global rank: 11

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Image: A woman walks her dog near the marina in downtown Bergen.
Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
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Hong Kong

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 50 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 71 points

Global rank: 12

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Image: A view of Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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Malta

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 39 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 69 points

Global rank: 13

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Image: Dancers perform on a street during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta.
Photographs: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
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South Korea

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 37 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 68 points

Global rank: 14

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Image: Part of Gangnam area down the Han River in Seoul.
Photographs: Lee Jae Won/Reuters

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Thailand

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 30 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 66 points

Global rank: 15

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Image: A skytrain passes over vehicles on the road during rush hour in Bangkok.
Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

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Malaysia

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 35 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 65 points

Global rank: 16

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Image: A view of Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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France

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 33 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 65 points

Global rank: 17

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Image: A cyclist rides past the Orsay Museum in Paris.
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Israel

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 39 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 64 points

Global rank: 18

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Image: People walk past a cafe in Tel Aviv.
Photographs: Sharon Perry/Reuters
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Austria

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 35 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 63 points

Global rank: 19

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Image: A traditional Fiaker horse carriage passes Burgtheater theatre at Dr-Karl-Lueger-Ring street in Vienna.
Photographs: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters
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The United States

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 18 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 62 points

Global rank: 20

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Image: Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge is seen from the 90th storey of One World Trade Center in New York.
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Taiwan

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 33 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 62 points

Global rank: 21

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Image: Taipei 101 building in Taipei.
Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters
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Iceland

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 31 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 62 points

Global rank: 22

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Image: A view of Concert Hall in downtown Reykjavik.
Photographs: Ingolfur Juliusson/Reuters

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The United Arab Emirates

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 36 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 62 points

Global rank: 23

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Image: A view of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai.
Photographs: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

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Finland

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 29 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 61 points

Global rank: 24

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Image: Tourists take part in the reindeer safari at Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

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Spain

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 24 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 61 points

Global rank: 25

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Image: Tourists stroll along Barcelona's harbour in Barcelona.
Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters
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Hungary

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 33 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 61 points

Global rank: 26

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Image: A view of the Chain Bridge in Budapest.
Photographs: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

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Bahrain

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 33 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 60.6 points

Global rank: 27

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Image: City view of Bahrain's capital Manama.
Photographs: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

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Italy

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 22 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 60 points

Global rank: 28

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Image: Tourists in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum.
Photographs: Tony Gentile/Reuters
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Canada

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 27 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 61 points

Global rank: 29

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Image: A worker cleans away snow around the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
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Australia

Depth of global connectedness out of 100 points: 22 points

Breath of global connectedness out of 100 points: 60 points

Global rank: 30


Image: A view of central Brisbane.
Photographs: Mick Tsikas/Reuters

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