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Norway the happiest place on Earth - United Nations agency report
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 21/03/2017
Happy Norwegian fans at an international football game in 2009 (Photo: BBC).

Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report beating neighbour Denmark from the number one position.

The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well‑being" ‑ how happy the people are, and why.

Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland make up the top five, while the Central African Republic came last.

Western Europe and North America dominated the top of table, with the US and UK at 14th and 19th, respectively.

Syria was placed 152 out of 155 countries.

The World Happiness Report was released to coincide with the United Nations' International Day of Happiness on 20 March.

Source: BBC