World’s Happiest Country 2023 : Full List [UN Happiness Report]

Finland Is Again the Happiest Country while Afghanistan Is The Least Happy in The World

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Finland again is the happiest country in the world, according to World Happiness Report 2023. This is the sixth time in a row that the Nordic country has taken the top spot in happiness rankings.

Notably, top three countries in the UN happiness report are from the Nordic Region–-Finland (1), Denmark (2) and Iceland (3).  Not only that, five countries from the region are in the top 10 of the rankings— Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland.

The Nordic Region consists of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland, as well as the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland.

World Happiness Report rankings are based largely on life evaluations from the Gallup World Poll.

The report, which is a publication of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, draws on global survey data from people in more than 150 countries. Countries are ranked on happiness based on their average life evaluations over the three preceding years, in this case 2020 to 2022.

The report was released on March 20 which is the International Day of Happiness, a day designated by the United Nations. This year the world body is marking 10th anniversary of the day.

World’s Top 20 happiest countries 2023 :

  1. Finland 2. Denmark 3. Iceland 4. Israel 5. Netherlands 6. Sweden7. Norway 8. Switzerland 9. Luxembourg 10. New Zealand 11. Austria 12. Australia 13. Canada 14. Ireland 15. United States 16. Germany 17. Belgium 18. Czech Republic 19. United Kingdom and 20. Lithuania.

World’s 7 Least Happy Countries 2023 :

According to the World Happiness Report 2023, the seven (7) least happy countries (in descending order) are Afghanistan (137), Lebanon (136), Sierra Leone (135), Zimbabwe (134), Democratic Republic of the Congo (133), Botswana (132) and Malawi (131).

What is the rank of India in World Happiness Index 2023?

India has secured 126th position in the World Happiness Report 2023. Finland again has taken the top in the rankings for sixth time in a row, according to the World Happiness Report published on March 20.

China’s Position in World Happiness Report 2023 :

China, world’s second biggest economy, is ranked 64th in the happiness report with a score of 5.8 out of 10 in total.

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Saddest or Least Happy Country 2023 :

As per the report, Afghanistan is said to be the saddest country or the least happy in the world.

In the rankings, Afghanistan is ranked at No. 137 among 137 countries surveyed for the report. The second least happiest country is Lebanon which at No. 136. Average life evaluations in these countries are more than five points lower (on a scale from 0 to 10) than in the 10 happiest countries.

What are the 3 happiest countries?

Finland (1), Denmark (2) and Iceland (3) are the top three happiest countries in the world right now as per the world happiness report 2023. Last year, the ranking was the same for the three countries.

In 2022, in the top ten (in descending order) were Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Israel and New Zealand.

Bangladesh Position in World Happiness Report 2023 :

Bangladesh has ranked 118th out of 137 countries in World Happiness Report 2023, substantially dropping by 24 notches from last year’s position. In 2022, the country was at 94th place out of 146 countries. A year earlier, Bangladesh was ranked 101st.

Nordic Countries (What are the 6 Scandinavian countries) :

The Nordic countries (also known as the Nordics or Norden) are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic. Currently, there are six (6) sovereign Nordic countries (Scandinavian)—Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and The Faroe Islands.

The Nordic region also includes the autonomous territory of Greenland and the autonomous region of Åland.

According to India Today, Nordic is a term derived from the local Scandinavian-language word ‘Norden’ which in literal terms means, the northern islands. However, the residents are called as ‘Norbdo’ which in literal term means ‘northern dwellers’.


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