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India’s Ranking for Best country in the World by U.S. News & World Report’s


India’s global ranking experienced a positive shift in 2023, ascending from the 31st position it held in the 2022 rankings to secure the 30th rank. The overall score was 40.8, indicative of this upward trajectory.

India’s Geographical and Economic Profile according to U.S. News & World Report

According to the report, India encompasses an expanse of 3,287,263 square kilometers and is inhabited by a population of 1,417,173,173, boasting a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of USD 3.39 trillion.

India’s Remarkable Success in Key Categories

  • India particularly excelled in the “Movers” category, an assessment that factors in a nation’s potential for future growth and its ability to confront challenges presented by the global economy. In this category, India made a remarkable leap, securing the 5th position. This is a testament to its promising prospects on the international stage.
  • India is renowned for its abundant and varied traditions. In terms of cultural influence and heritage, India secured the 29th and 10th positions, respectively.
  • As one of the most powerful countries globally, India claimed the 12th spot in power category, underscoring its influence and significance on the world stage.

To put this achievement in perspective, it’s worth noting that in the preceding year, 2022, India held the 31st position out of a total of 85 countries. This advancement in the rankings signals India’s growing prominence and potential in the global landscape.

Rank of India and countries neighboring India:

S.No Rank Country
1 20 China
2 30 India
3 54 Sri Lanka
4 69 Bangladesh
5 80 Myanmar


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