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Dutch, Americans, Brazilians and Spanish, the ‘coolest nationalities” in the world

The Dutch have been voted 7th world’s “coolest nationality” in an international poll.

Americans have been voted the world’s “coolest nationality” and the Brazilians the coolest in Latin America and the Spanish in Europe, according to social networking site

Badoo asked 30,000 people across 15 countries to name the coolest nationality and came up with those findings but also that Belgians, Pole, Turks, Canadians and Germans, in that order, are the least cool nationalities in the world.

“We hear a lot in the media about anti-Americanism,” says Lloyd Price, Badoo’s Director of Marketing. “But we sometimes forget how many people across the world consider Americans seriously cool.”

Of course, not all Americans are cool far from it. Some like Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, Samuel L. Jackson, Johnny Depp and Quentin Tarantino are way cooler than others.

Americans, however, are the dudes who invented cool and who still embody it in many fields from music to movies and TV to technology.

“America,” says Price “boasts the world’s coolest leader, Obama; the coolest rappers, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg; and the coolest man in technology, Steve Jobs of Apple, the man who even made geeks cool”.

Brazilians are ranked the second coolest nationality in the Badoo poll and the coolest Latin Americans, ahead of Mexicans and Argentines. The Spanish, in third place, are the coolest Europeans.

The French are voted cooler than the British, and Canadians cooler than the Belgians. This may come as a relief for Canadians, who are sometimes viewed as chronically un-cool.

America’s victory in the Badoo poll is a fitting tribute to the nation that has given the world more icons of cool than anyone.

These include everything from jazz to blues; rap to rock ‘n roll; blue jeans to tail-fins; high-fives to hip-hop; Ray-Bans to iPads to Harley Davidsons; Steve McQueen to Jason Bourne, and skateboarding and surfing.

You don’t need to be cool to use Badoo, adds Price. “Folks of all temperatures – cool, hot, whatever – meet via Badoo. That includes both a growing number of Americans and even many Belgians.”

The ten coolest nationalities: US; Brazilians; Spanish; Italians; French; British; Dutch; Mexicans; Argentines and Russians.

The five least cool: Belgians; Poles; Turks; Canadians and Germans.

Netherlands stands seventh on the list. Not all that bad when you compare it to Belgium. Which appears to be most least cool country in the world.