The happiest place on the planet in 2016

• The happiest place on the planet in 2016

The Earth Institute at Columbia University and SDSN organization published its latest rating of the world by the degree of happiness of their inhabitants. In compiling the list, the researchers used a huge number of factors.

Thus, among the most unhappy were Syria, Afghanistan, and eight African countries located south of the Sahara Desert. It is worth noting that the United States in the top 10 was not hit, finishing only 13th place. Great Britain was on the 23 th, France 32 th, and Italy closed the top 50 happiest countries. Special attention should be modest Costa Rica, has outstripped many capitalist countries with strong economies, leash one position behind the US. But back to the best.

1. Denmark

Danes strolling along blossoming cherry avenue in Copenhagen.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016

2. Switzerland

Cheese producer and the farmer gathers his cows on the opening day of the season on pasture PROVET.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016

3. Iceland

People relax in one of the hot springs of the Blue Lagoon, near Grindavík.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016

4. Norway

A cyclist rides through the territory of warehouse space in Oslo, Norway, on the background of the flag and a banner with a rainbow.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016

5. Finland

World Ibrahim waving Finnish flag during a protest against racism in Helsinki, which gathered more than 15 thousand participants.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016

6. Canada

Teenagers playing hockey on a frozen lake Pidzheon in Central Ontario.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016

7. The Netherlands

Cyclists come to the field of tulips near Noordwijk.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016

8. New Zealand

Woman falls from the platform to a giant air cushion in the amusement park of the city Palmerston North.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016

9. Australia

Couple meets the first sunrise of the new year on Bondi Beach in Sydney.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016

10. Sweden

Skater glides on ice covered with rain water on the lake Orlangen, south of Stockholm.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016

Below you can see the full ranking of countries in descending order of happiness for the local population in them.

The happiest place on the planet in 2016