As happy as a Dane: Denmark nationals happiest in Europe, says EU

Copenhagen: Denmark, perhaps better known for its fictional, suicide-agonizing prince Hamlet and fierce marauding Vikings than being a nation of the happiest people, has just won that very accolade. Again.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The United Nations has made it official: It has found Danes to be the happiest people on Earth, in a study of 156 countries.

Knud Christensen, a 39-year-old social worker, knows one reason why his compatriots are laid-back — they feel secure in a country with few natural disasters, little corruption and a near absence of drastic events.

"We have no worries," Christensen said smiling, as he stood on a Copenhagen street near the capital's City Hall. "And if we do worry, it's about the weather. Will it rain today, or remain gray or will it be cold?"

AP


Published Date: Mar 16, 2016 01:58 pm | Updated Date: Mar 16, 2016 02:01 pm