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Study claims Iceland is the happiest place in world

The British daily the Guardian reported today on a study by two economists, Andrew Leigh of the Australian National University, and Justin Wolfers, of the Wharton School.

The study finds that Icelandi is the best place to live in in the world as determined by “aspects of wellbeing such as life-expectancy, education and living standards,” said the Guardian. Australia came in “a close second”.

According to the Guardian, the study “ranked Russians, Ukrainians, Romanians and Bulgarians as the most miserable”.

News station NFS, in turn, claims that the happiest Icelanders are to be found in Hómavík where the festival “Happy Days” will be held this coming weekend. Hólmavík, which has a population “close to four hundred” according to its website, is a fishing town in the north-western part of Iceland and boasts of a “shrimp factory” and “a good harbour”.

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