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Happy and incorruptible

According to recent research, Denmark is the happiest and least corruptible nation in the world.

In the UN commissioned World Happiness Report 2013, based on research conducted between 2010 and 2012, Denmark was ranked the happiest country in the world. The UK came in 22nd place and the least happy countries in the ranking were in Central Africa, including Rwanda, Burundi, Benin and Togo.

The ranking was based on economic factors such as GDP per head, life expectancy and more qualitative assessments such as perceived freedom to make life choices.

In another recently published research undertaken by Transparency International, entitled the Corruption Perception Index, Denmark was ranked as the least corrupt country in the world. The UK came in 14th place and Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia were adjudged to be the most corrupt out of the 175 countries measured.