Finland is the Happiest Country in the World

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Finland has been named the happiest place to live on Earth.

This exciting news comes from the United Nations (UN), a big organization that works to help countries work together and solve global problems. They checked out over 140 countries to see which ones had the happiest people.

Every year, the UN shares a special report called the World Happiness Report. This report tells us why folks in Finland are so cheerful about their homeland. But we’re also curious about what makes you happy where you live. Is it your friends, family, a fun park, or something else? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so don’t be shy to share in the comments!

So, why is Finland number one on the happiness chart? The UN asked 1,000 people from 140 countries several questions, including how much money they make, how healthy they are, how free they feel, if they get help from their government, how kind people are to one another, and if they think their government is honest and fair.

Denmark grabbed the second spot, with Iceland and Sweden not far behind in third and fourth places, respectively. The United Kingdom scored 6.72 out of 10, making it the 20th happiest country, a slight drop from last year.

This ranking isn’t just a one-time thing; it’s based on data collected over three years, from 2021 to 2023. It’s a big deal because it shows consistent happiness over time.

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