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Bangladesh 115th happiest nation

March 15, 2018 00:00:00

Bangladesh is the 115th happiest country according to World Happiness Report 2018 released on Wednesday, according to a website report.

The country slipped five notches down compared to the last year's World Happiness Report but still happier than Indians and Sri Lankans.

Among 156 countries, Sri Lanka and India have been ranked respectively 116th and 133rd positions. Bangladesh was ranked 110th in the 2017 Happiness report.

Finland is the happiest place on earth, says the report prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012. Norway and Denmark positioned the second and third respectively.

This year, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia rounded out the other top ten countries.

The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being, income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity.

Syria, Rwanda, Yemen, Tanzania, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Burundi were at the bottom.

This report is the sixth to come out since 2012. The rankings of the world's happiest countries came from an analysis of data from surveys in 156 countries taken from 2015 to 2017. The analysis of immigrant happiness was based on surveys of 117 countries covering the years 2005-2015.

Since 2013, the United Nations has been celebrating the International Day of Happiness on March 20 as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

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