Finland Tops World Happiness Report, Nepal ranks happiest in South Asia
Kathmandu — Finland named the happiest country in the world for the sixth consecutive year, says the annual World Happiness Report.
The report, released on International Day of Happiness, is based on factors including GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and low corruption.
Nordic countries dominated the top spots, with Denmark at number 2 and Iceland at number 3.
Nepal ranked as the happiest country in South Asia, while India came in at number 126, below Nepal, China, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The Russia-Ukraine war caused a drop in the rankings of both countries.
The World Happiness Report is a publication of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and is based on global survey data from people in more than 150 countries, said CNN.
Interestingly, the Russia-Ukraine war caused a drop in the rankings of both the countries. While Russia is ranked 72, Ukraine is at the 92nd spot.