A Click Away From Every Country

A Click Away From Every Country
Look for your country on our list of most tagged countries on Instagram, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Among the selfies and art posts on Instagram, the raging social media platform, these countries emerge as the most mentioned places online

Sahana Iyer
July 25 , 2019
70 Min Read

The world grows smaller with every little input towards social media. Cultures, lifestyles and people are put forth online, keeping the viewers aware of the differences and similarities amongst all countries. Instagram’s hashtag feature allows users to gauge aspects of other nations with a simple tap on the smartphone screen. Every country has their own hashtag that displays posts representing the nations. Unfortunately, one may have to filter through redundant selfies and completely unrelated media to get the taste of these nations. Nevertheless, it is quite a unique method to -for the lack of a better word- research personally represented aspects of these nations. Go through the most tagged countries on Instagram and try it out for yourself. 

Japan

 
 
 
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With the increasing knowledge and interest in South-East Asian countries, the technology and culture of Japan has made it a frontrunner in the tourism industry, and the most tagged country on Instagram. Entertainment, anime, cuisine and obviously the stunning landscapes and monuments of Japan are the most common posts featured. Apart from travellers documenting their trips, locals have also added to the posts with their everyday experiences in their country. 

 
 
 
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❗ï¸Âå¤Âã®ãŠé­Âš&おé‡ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŽèÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœのお造り❗ï¸Â . . こんばんは😊 å°Âç”°åÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŽŸæ Â„町é­Âšè—¤æÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ¬åºÂ—です🐟 é­Âšè—¤è¾»å Â‚åºÂ—→ @uototsujido . . 大å°Â†ãŠ任せコースâÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ¨ðŸÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’‍♀ï¸Â 3000ã€ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ5000円でごäºÂˆç®Â—に合わせてご提ä¾Â›ã™ã‚‹ã“とãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŒ出来ます👏 . この日はå¤Âé‡ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŽèÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœã‚ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’ふんだんに使い、 カツオ、é»ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’ムツ、スズキ、イサキなどのお刺身ã‚ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’お召しä¸ÂŠãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŒりé Â‚きました🙆‍♀ï¸Â 相å·Âžç‰›ã¯ãŠ寿司にâÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ¨ðŸ£ . . ごäºÂˆç´Â„のお電話おå¾ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…ち申しä¸ÂŠãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’ます🙇‍♀ï¸Â . . 営業時間はé­ÂšãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŒ売り切ã‚ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŒ次第、çµÂ‚äºÂ†ã•ã›ã¦é Â‚きます。 #é­Âšè—¤ #うおとう #お刺身 #おé­Âš #é®®é­Âš #åÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ°é­Âš #サラダ #お寿司 #å±ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…éÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’å±Â‹ #æ–°é®® #å°Âç”°åÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŽŸ #è¾»å Â‚ #æ¹Â˜å— #海鮮丼 #æ—¥æÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ¬éÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’ #ランチ #lunch #japan #è³Â„い #大å°Â† #令åÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŒ - [ ]

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Italy

 
 
 
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Photo: @prokopsha #super_italy 🇮🇹 #GenovaNervi @SuperHubs Team #italia #italy #beautifuldestinations #SHzzz_hub #TheBestDestinations #BestVacations #europe #aplacetoremember #worldtourists #awesomedreamplaces #wonderful_places #europe_vacations #postcardsfromtheworld

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Every Indian traveller’s international fantasy starts with a Europe trip. Is it any wonder that delicious, authentic Italian food and sweeping views of the crystal ocean along with monuments in the beautiful cities of Florence, Rome and Venice have crowded the tagged page for the country? Bright blues and whites form a pattern amongst the posts. With the advantage of being the home to the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Italy is a classic, whether on or off social media. 

 

 
 
 
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The most beautiful city that is Roma 🇮🇹😍 #rome #italy

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Indonesia

 
 
 
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#indonesia #waterfall #sunset #beauty #beautiful #awesome #skyporn #airterjun #panorama #paradise #paradiseisland

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Whether Indonesia’s high tagged ranking was because or despite of the Jakarta sinking, the sheer tags on the country came as a shock to me initially. But once I explored the page, it became clear to me that the country’s sites were definitely worth celebrating. A delicate blend of the architecturally exquisite constructions of the city and the awe-inducing natural attractions, the page is an introduction to the aesthetically pleasing locations of the country.

 

 
 
 
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#sunset #sunsetlover #sunsetriver #sunsetriverside #gentalaarasyjambi #gentalaarasybridge #gentalaarasybridgejambi #jembatanarasy #jembatanarasyjambi #jembatanarasyseberangkotajambi #pedestriangentalaarasy #pedestrianbridge #sungaibatanghari #batanghaririver #sungaibatangharijambi #jambi #kotajambi #jambicity #jambiprovince #wonderfulindonesia #indonesia

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France

 
 
 
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~ ðŸÂÂÂÂÂÂ’›ðŸÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŒ¹ #colmar #france🇫🇷 ~ 📸 Photo: @aprendizdeviajante_ 🚩Founders: @chrisma1105 📍Chosen by: @vale_774! FOLLOW: @europestyle_ TAG: #europestyle_ 🚩TAG your BEST FRIENDS â¬Â‡ï¸Â 🚩 #alsace#strasbourg#france_holidays#loves_landscape#france#bbctravel#ig_france#travel#travelphotography#traveladdict#postcardsfromtheworld#amazingplaces#awesomeplaces#travellingthroughtheworld#living_europe#travel_drops#kings_villages#living_destinations#map_of_europe#infinity_hdr#europestyle_#vale_774#ig_europa#earthfocus#earthofficial

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Paris. The name has stature and reputation attached to it. As I notice the high rating of France on the list, it seems to be that the reality of France, particularly Paris, is quite in tandem with its name. Expectedly, the page is an assortment of the beautiful cities, valuable art and architecture and -no surprise- the Eiffel Tower. With arguably the world’s most popular tourist attraction up its sleeves, France has an easy way into the list. 

 

 
 
 
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The architecture is amazing 😍 . . . . Z . . Z Z Z #icatching #wanderlust #highsnobiety #Photographers #instafood #socialenvy #yummy #amazing #instagood #photooftheday #sweet #dinner #lunch #breakfast #fresh #tweetgram #love #asia #blessed #travel #tourist #people #air #shotoftheday #hot #culture #photo #singapore #work #travel #france

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Thailand

 
 
 
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Phraya-Nakhon-Cave 🇹🇭 â Â€â Â€â Â€ â–« â–« â–« â–« â–« â–« â–« â–« â–« â–« â–« â–« â–« â–« â Â€â Â€â Â€ #thailand #phrayanakhon #cave #höhle #beautiful #beautifuldestinations #destination #sehenswürdigkeit #picoftheday #holiday #vacation #travel #travelblogger #travelphotography #travelgram #traveling #travelholic #traveler #traveladdict #travelawesome #travelingram #instatravel #travelpic #travellover #visiting #igtravel #pointofinterest #tourist #photooftheday #followme â Â€â Â€â Â€ ⟡ 𝖶𝖾𝗋𝖻ð—ÂÂÂÂÂÂŽ𝗇𝗀, 𝗐𝖾𝗀𝖾𝗇 𝖮𝗋𝗍ð—ÂÂÂÂÂÂŒ𝗆𝖺𝗋𝗄𝗂𝖾𝗋ð—ÂÂÂÂÂÂŽ𝗇𝗀

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With more tourist activities to offer than you can count, Thailand is an ideal holiday getaway. Adventure sports, delectable dishes, natural wonders and the popular temples, along with the risque nightlife are a killer combination, attracting large inflows of tourists. Just the same is reflected on their Instagram tag page as you see posts of all the tourist attractions, especially temples standing out often. 

 

 
 
 
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Bangkok 🇹🇭 #Thailand 2019 Wat Arun - Tempio dell'Alba ________ #explore #igtravel #instagood #instapassport #instatravel #instatraveling #mytravelgram #photooftheday #tourism #tourist #travel #traveladdict #travelblog #travelblogger #traveldiaries #traveler #traveller #travels #travelgram #traveling #travelingram #travelling #travelphotography #traveltheworld #trip #vacation #worldtravelpics #nature_perfection #naturelovers

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Mexico

 
 
 
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âÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ©24 de Julio de 2019 âÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ© El equipo @Loves_madeinmexico presenta: ~ 🏆 Foto de: @elfotografodeguanajuato🏆~ ❁"Lugares y sitios turísticos "❁ 📍Guanajuato , Mexico 〽ï¸ÂTe invitamos a visitar su galeria👊 ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ãÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ…¡ â“• â“” â“› ⓘ â“ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’ ⓘ â“£ ⓐ â“ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ’ ⓘ â“ž ⓝ â“” â“¢ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ❥ Sigue ☞ @Loves_madeinmexico ❣ ❥ Etiqueta ☞ #Loves_madeinmexico ❣ âÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ© Admin ☞ @duranscape ❣ âÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ© Admin ☞ @pattykl ❣ âÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœ© Mod ☞@momoztla  @adriana_maiz @fa.mena @juanpcar8❣ ❣ Desde siempre ...👇 ❥ Grupo @Loves_Team_World ❣ ❣ âÂÂÂÂÂÂœ Loves.Team.World@gmail.com âÂÂÂÂÂÂœ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ #mextagram #gf_mexico #pasionxmexico #arquitecturamx #mochileromx #mexigers #vivamexicomx  #mexicolors  #vive_mexico #mexico  #gf_mexico  #mexico #mexicourbano #mexicoandando #natgeomx  #turismo_mexico32 #mexico_tour  #mexicotravel #ig_mexico #mexicodesconocido  #instamexicanos  #mexico_maravilloso #mexico_great_shots #igersiztapalapa #vivamexicomx ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

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Lively, bright and in the best way- not subtle at all; Mexico is all heart and soul. While natural attractions are aplenty, the culture and people are what makes the country truly memorable. No different from what I claim is their Instagram tag page. An amalgamation of their colourful traditions and everyday lifestyle with a little touch of the natural wonders, Mexico’s page looks just as fun as the country truly is.

 

 
 
 
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Mi último día aquí y me topo con bailes folclóricos en plena plazaaaa 😭ðŸÂÂÂÂÂÂ’˜ (este es justamente de Jalisco). Demasiado bello todo pero todo. Recibí MUCHAS veces el comentario “oye pero México es re peligroso” y no lo desconozco mas si uno se dejara llevar por prejuicios/opiniones ajenas, no viajaría nunca. Amigos y amigas, viajar es maravilloso pero por sobre todo, enriquecedor; conocer otras culturas siempre hace bien. Espero nunca se dejen influenciar por opiniones ajenas, vivan todo por ustedes mismos/as, lo bueno y lo malo depende de cada uno y de cómo decida ver las cosas 👽âÂÂÂÂÂÂÂœÂÂÂÂÂÂŒ🏻#viajes #mexico #tlaquepaque

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Australia

 
 
 
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Cruising through the week 🏄🏻‍♂ï¸Â

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From yellow sands at the Gold Coast, rugged terrain at the Outback and magical (not literally) canopies at the Tropical rainforests, Australia has a little bit of everything to offer on the palette. And with the addition of adorable koala bears and kangaroos, the country is hard to keep off your bucket list. The diverse natural settings of the country adorn their Instagram tag page, and give you a look into what looks like the views of completely different countries.

 

 
 
 
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The stunning Simpsons Gap... it’s natural beauty took my breath away!! âÂÂÂÂÂÂœ¨ðŸ˜ #NTaustralia @ausoutback #BEintrepid @intrepid

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Russia

 
 
 
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#iphonephotography #iphonephoto #iphonegraphy #travelgram #travelphoto #travelphotography #instagramers #instagood #instanature #instalandscape #nature #natureshots #russia #travelstoke #discoverearth #travel #instalike #instaphoto #landscapephotography #landscape #naturephotography #naturephoto #natureshots #amazing #amateurphotography #shotoniphone #globalphotographyfeatures

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Natural destinations undeniably seem to be a recurring theme in these tagged pages, but when it comes to Russia, the trend while alive is slightly less frequent albeit just as beautiful. The page is frequented by images of people, mostly with a natural backdrop but the most interesting views are the ones that highlight the expansive greenery and serene, soothing looks of the landscapes in the country.

 

 
 
 
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Река ÐÂÂÂÂÂÂœеня.🏞#деÑ€евня #леÑ‚о#поÑ€ецкийÑ€айон #Ñ€екиÑ€оссии #иÑÂÂÂÂÂÂŽлÑÂÂÂÂÂÂŒ2019 #nikond80 #nikon1870 #russia #instagram #instafoto

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Spain

 

 
 
 
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âšÂÂÂÂÂœСЕГОДÐÂÂÂÂÂЯ Ð”Ð•ÐÂÂÂÂÂЬ СÐÂÂÂÂÂ’ЯТОГО ИАКОÐÂÂÂÂ’АðŸÂÂÂÂÂŒºðŸÂÂÂÂÂŒºðŸÂÂÂÂÂŒº ÐÂÂÂÂ’ся Испания пÑ€азднуеÑ‚, но самÑ‹е масштабнÑ‹е гуляния пÑ€оÑÂÂÂÂÂ…одят со вчеÑ€ашнего дня на площади в гоÑ€оде СанÑ‚ÑÂÂÂÂŒяго-де- Компостела, пеÑ€ед собоÑ€ом СанÑ‚ÑÂÂÂÂŒягоðŸÂÂÂÂÂ’ÂÂÂÂÂ’, где ÑÂÂÂÂÂ…Ñ€анятся мощи апостола. ' РостовÑ‹е куклÑ‹ Кабесудо, Ñ‚еаÑ‚Ñ€алÑÂÂÂÂÂŒнÑ‹е коллекÑ‚ивÑ‹, Ñ„ейеÑ€веÑ€ки, гÑ€андиозное огненное шоу Fuegos del Apostol🔥, Ñ‚олпÑ‹ паломников, коÑ‚орые пÑ€ошли Лестницу Святого Иакова, чтобÑ‹ успеÑ‚ÑÂÂÂÂÂŒ к памятной даÑ‚е - пÑ€аздник пÑ€оÑÂÂÂÂÂ…одиÑ‚ с Ñ€азмаÑÂÂÂÂÂ…ом!🥳🥳🥳 ' 🔱Символом пÑ€аздника счиÑ‚ается Ñ€аковина, изобÑ€ажение коÑ‚оÑ€ой можно встреÑ‚иÑ‚ÑÂÂÂÂÂŒ не Ñ‚олÑÂÂÂÂÂŒко в самом гоÑ€оде 🏘, но и на всём пути Святого Иакова. СчиÑ‚ается, что боÑ€оздки на Ñ€аковине символизируÑÂÂÂÂÂŽÑ‚ Ñ€азличнÑ‹е пути, коÑ‚орыми можно пÑ€ийÑ‚и к святыне 🛤🛣. Также это напоминание о Ñ‚ом, как апостол спас рыцаря 🤺 из морской пучинÑ‹ðŸÂÂÂÂŒŠ. ' ÐÂÂÂÂÂ’ этоÑ‚ денÑÂÂÂÂÂŒ пÑ€инято естÑÂÂÂÂÂŒ моÑ€епÑ€одукÑ‚Ñ‹, и Ñ‚огда следуÑÂÂÂÂŽщий год будеÑ‚ успешнÑ‹мðŸ‘ÂÂÂÂÂŒ.

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Comparable to Mexico, Spain is largely popular for not their natural settings, but their flamboyant culture and festivals. On their page too, these aspects are brought to the limelight with artistic photography of the monuments and street life. Quite a vibrant shift from the sober, calming views of Russian landscape, I must say.

 

 
 
 
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Meeting of Styles Madrid 2019 Amazing wall by @chawa_dase @idea_one_ @bunykr2 @d.irts @hazte1joder ðŸ™ÂÂÂÂŒ🔥ðŸ¤ÂŸ . . @uniherpinturas @360spraypainteurope @instinctime @tallerbohemia @i_support_street_art @tiendasdelaestacion @torremovil @picnipo_foodtruck @int_meetingofstyles #graffiti #graffitimadrid #spain #graffitiart #mural #character #mosmadrid #spraypaint #urbanart #graffitistyle #graffitiworld #graffititag #sprayartist #spraycanart #meetingofstyles #style #wildstyle #tag #chamartin #colour #animal #graffitis

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India

 

 
 
 
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Direction Kodaikanal #kodiakanal #india #inde

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The country has personality, loads of it. India is home to contrasting yet complementary cultures and communities. The page is dotted with images of temples, festivals and professional photography of life in the nation. Standing apart from the rest of the pages, India’s page features astonishing number of posts dedicated to amateur photography (sometimes just self-portraits by locals) and news updates. The diversity of posts is just on par with the different and proud personality of the country. 

 

 
 
 
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Een indrukwekkend fort bezocht. En natuurlijk weer met wat dames op de foto. Voor je er erg in hebt staan ze naast je. #jaipur #india

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