Norway overtakes Denmark to become world’s happiest country

On World Happiness Day 2017, the annual World Happiness Report saw Norway overtake its Scandinavian neighbour Denmark to become the world’s happiest country.

The report, which evaluates happiness on factors including prosperity, life expectancy, low inequality, and a stable and trusted government, named Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden in its top ten, with the U.S. dropping to 14th place, Germany at 16th, the U.K. at 19th, and France at 31st.

Countries such as Yemen and Syria, as well as South Sudan, Rwanda, and Burundi were at the bottom of the list, along with other sub-Saharan nations.

There has been an increasing trend for governments to promote happiness, with nations such as the UAE appointing Ministers in charge of happiness.

You can see the full report here.

(Image: Nordic Visitor)

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