Where is the happiest place on earth?

CREATED Sep 10, 2013

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Denmark (KTNV) -- Denmark has been named the happiest place on earth.

Columbia University's Earth Institute recently ranked more than 150 nations, based on a survey done between 2010 and 2012.

It asked people about their expectations for a long, healthy life, the freedom to make life choices and having someone to count on.

It found satisfied smiles stretching across northern Europe.

Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden rounded out the top five happiest countries on the planet.

The United States came in at No. 17 behind places like Canada, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Mexico.