Nepal has become the happiest country in South Asia
KATHMANDU: Nepal tops the list of happiest countries in South Asia. In the ‘World Happiness Report-2021’ released by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Nepal is ahead of other countries in South Asia.
According to a survey conducted in 149 countries of the world, Nepal has managed to reach the 87th position. After Nepal, Maldives is 89th, Bangladesh 101st, Pakistan 105th, Sri Lanka 129th and India 139th. The World Happiness Report has been published every year since 2012.
Citizens of Finland are found to be the happiest in the world. Finland now tops the list of happiest citizens for the fourth time in a row.
Despite an outbreak of the Corona virus worldwide last year, the happiness of Finnish citizens remains relatively high. The report states that the general public is happy with each other’s trust and confidence in the government.
Denmark and Switzerland are third and fourth on the list of countries that keep their citizens happy. The top ten countries on the list are all European countries except New Zealand. New Zealand is in ninth place. The United States ranks 14th on the list, while the United Kingdom ranks 18th.
Germany has improved more than ever. Germany, previously ranked 17th, is now ranked 7th. According to the researchers, the happiness of the citizens is measured on the basis of many factors including per capita income, level of social support, aspirations, job security, and the level of corruption.