Florianopolis is world's friendliest city, Newark unfriendliest

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Bangalore, Aug 6: Two Australian destinations made it to the top 10 friendliest cities of the world chosen in a readers' survey by travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.

Hobart (second rank) and Margaret River (joint sixth) are the two Australian cities in the list topped by Brazil's Florianopolis. The South American city has been described as one having "outgoing locals, gorgeous views and an excellent airport".

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, which was recently named as one of the world's best cities to visit by Lonely Planet, was praised for its beauty, unique location and friendly natives. The other Australian city, Margaret River in Western Australia, which was tied with Bhutan's Paro, was praised for its beaches for surfing and vineyards. It's restaurants and ambience were also lauded in the survey.

On the other hand, Newark in New Jersey, USA, was voted as the most unfriendliest city and people felt the people there are rude. Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, was ranked second in the list, followed by Oakland, California in USA and Luanda, Angola. Five of the top 10 unfriendliest cities are American.

No Indian city has found any place in either of the lists.

Top 10 friendliest cities of the world as per the survey:

1. Florianopolis, Brazil
2. Hobart, Australia
3. Thimpu, Bhutan
4. Queensland, New Zealand
5. Charleston, South Carolina, USA
6. Paro, Bhutan and Margaret River, Australia
8. Mandalay, Myanmar
9. Kilkenny, Ireland and Ubud, Bali

Top 10 unfriendliest' cities of the world:

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

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