Norway is the happiest place on Earth- UN report

| Updated Apr 06, 2017 at 8:00am



A UN Agency report says Norway is the happiest place on Earth, toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position.

This is as part of World Happiness Report.

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

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

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

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa and those hit by conflict have predictably low scores.

Syria placed 152 of 155 countries - Yemen and South Sudan, which are facing impending famine, came in at 146 and 147.

The World Happiness Report was released to coincide with the United Nation's International Day of Happiness.