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A map of the world's happiest countries
A map of the world's happiest countries


The UK is the 23rd happiest country in the world, according to an international report.

The World Happiness Report 2016, which surveyed 157 countries, aims "to survey the scientific underpinnings of measuring and understanding subjective well-being".

It does so by employing polling data on happiness as well as key economic, health and development markers, and analysis from experts across fields including economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, health, public policy.

The report found that the top 10 countries were:

All small or medium-sized western industrial countries, of which seven are in Western Europe.

Read more here: The world's happiest countries