“Since granting Flagstaff, Arizona, the prestigious title of the very first International Dark Sky Place in 2001, the body has supported applications in 49 countries, from Japan to Hungary. It now counts more than 190 sites in its dark sky program, protecting over 42,471sq miles of dark places around the globe, including dark sky reserves, communities, islands and sanctuaries.” Some 200 places around the world have now achieved Dark Sky status. (You can achieve this pretty easily by just not paying your electric bill for a few months…)