This year’s happiest place on Earth is Finland, according to an annual UN report.
The World Happiness Report measures “subjective well-being” – how happy people feel they are, and why.
Nordic countries regularly appear in the top five, while war-hit countries and a number in sub-Saharan Africa regularly appear in the bottom five.
Burundi was the least happy, taking over from the Central African Republic.
What is Finland known for?
- The Finns love to get hot and steamy in saunas – with an estimated 3.3 million, there are enough steam rooms for more than one every other person
- They have the most metal bands per capita.
- From Lapland, you can see wild reindeer, the Northern Lights and if you are lucky Santa Claus
- The country’s most famous exports include the cartoon characters called Moomins and the mobile gaming app Angry Birds
The world’s top 10 happiest countries:
8. New Zealand