Finland is world’s most happiest country

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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:
1. Finland
2. Norway
3. Denmark
4. Iceland
5. Switzerland
6. Netherlands
7. Canada
8. New Zealand
9. Sweden
10. Australia

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  1. I’m pretty sure they got that list wrong a couple days ago NZ was the least happiest country! :O

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