These are the happiest countries on Earth

Denmark has reclaimed the title of the happiest place on earth, according to the World Happiness Report which was released on Wednesday.

The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, seeks to quantify happiness as a means of making societies healthier and more efficient.

Making up the top 10 this year were Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden.


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Denmark topped the list in the first report, in 2012, and again in 2013, but it was displaced by Switzerland last year.

The bottom 10 were Madagascar, Tanzania, Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Afghanistan, Togo, Syria and Burundi.

Surprisingly the United States came in at 13, the United Kingdom at 23, France at 32, and Italy at 50.