Finland is Happiest Country, Afghanistan the Unhappiest, India Ranked 126

As per the annual UN-sponsored World Happiness Report published on Wednesday, Finland remained the world’s happiest country for a seventh consecutive year. India continued at rank 126, making no improvement from last year, in the happiness index.

Taliban ruled Afghanistan was at the bottom of the 143 countries surveyed for this World Happiness Index.

The most cheerful countries after Finland were Denmark, Iceland and Sweden.

For the first time since the report was published more than a decade ago, the United States and Germany were not among the 20 happiest nations. They came 23rd and 24th respectively.

Costa Rica and Kuwait entered the top 20 at 12 and 13.

The happiness ranking is based on individuals’ self-assessed evaluations of life satisfaction, as well as GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity and corruption.

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