If you're a resident of Europe, it's likely you're happier than the rest of the world, according to the UN. Yesterday, the World Happiness Report Update 2016 revealed seven European nations in the top ten happiest countries in the world.

The report has been released in advance of World Happiness Day (March 20) and ranks 157 countries in order of their happiness index. "Increasingly, happiness is considered to be the proper measure of social progress and the goal of public policy," read the introductory words.

This is the fourth annual report, and while in 2015 Switzerland ranked at number one, this year Denmark has taken the top spot. The United States is the 13th happiest country in the world and the UK sits at 23rd. Here is the full ranking of the happiest 30 countries around the globe.

10. Sweden

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9. Australia

Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, Western Australia

8. New Zealand

Wellington, New ZealandPixabay / CC0

7. The Netherlands

Netherlands, tulips

6. Canada

North America, Canada, Yoho National Park, The Valley of the Ten Peaks reflected in the stunning turquoise waters of Moraine Lake.

5. Finland

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4. Norway

Lofoten islands, Norway, Europe

3. Iceland

Laki, Iceland

2. Switzerland

Switzerland, mountains – Swiss alpsPixabay / CC0

1. Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark – happiest countries in the worldPixabay / CC0

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