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Friendliest and least friendly cities in the world

Friday - 8/9/2013, 5:38am  ET

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WASHINGTON - If you're looking to make a friend, one Brazilian city may be the perfect destination. But if you're traveling in New Jersey, some people may have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed.

Florianopolis, Brazil, is the friendliest city in the world and Newark, N.J., is the least friendly city in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler. The travel magazine polled its readers to come up with data in the lists.

Notably, five out of the top 10 least friendly cities on the list are in the United States -- two of which are in New Jersey.

To add salt to the wound, out of the top 10 friendliest cities in the world, only one in the United States made the cut.

Check out the top 10 friendliest and unfriendliest below, and see the top 20 from each category by visiting Condé Nast Traveler.


  • 1. Florianopolis, Brazil
  • 2. Thimphu, Bhutan
  • 3. Queenstown, New Zealand
  • 4. Charleston, South Carolina
  • 5. Paro, Bhutan
  • 6. Margaret River, Australia
  • 7. Mandalay, Burma
  • 8. Kilkenny, Ireland
  • 9. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  • 10. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Least friendly

  • 1. Newark, New Jersey
  • 2. Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 3. Oakland, California
  • 4. Luanda, Angola
  • 5. Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • 6. Lome, Togo
  • 7. New Haven, Connecticut
  • 8. Detroit, Michigan
  • 9. Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • 10. Tangier, Morocco

For more insight, check out this video from the Huffington Post

WTOP's David Burd and Lacey Mason contributed to this report.

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