Is Aarhus, Denmark the Happiest City in the World?

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The street toward Aarhus Cathedral

I am lucky to have opportunity to stay for a while in the Aarhus, Denmark as the happiest city in the world.

Yes, Denmark is the first rank of happiest country in the world for 2013 and 2014, and always top 10 after those years.

Some reasons why Denmark is considered as the happiest country are:
- a strong civil society
- a well-functioning democracy
- a high degree of security,
- trust
- freedom
- prosperity
- good working conditions  
- balance of life

One of Aarhus city corners

The happy rank is based on survey conducted by several institutions included:
- the United Nations World Happiness Report
- Gallup survey
- the World Values Survey
- the European Social Survey.
- the Happiness Research Institute.

The Aarhus University park

If we ask Danish, why are they happy? The simple answer that are:
- nice to neighbors
- visit sea or beach frequently
- walk in the wood or gardens or public parks
- smile

Students almost 20% of population. There are 45 thousand students of 250 thousand city populations. They come from around the globe.

A Latino quarter

Aarhus is a dynamic city with young age population. Average age of residents are 38 years old.

In my opinion that summer is a festival season. People sit and enjoy outside:
- in front of cafe
- seaside or harbors
- in the park
- in front of fountains

It seem for me that music everywhere. Even, there is Latino square with Latino music, food and drink.

It is not surprise, Aarhus was appointed as capital culture of Europe in 2017.

Have you visited Aarhus city or Denmark?

33 comments:

  1. If I visited Aarhus, I would not want to leave. It sounds amazing!

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  2. I have been in the airport in Denmark, does that count. But I have also been on two of Denmark’s territories: Greenland and the Faroe Islands. I would say the Faroes are one of the most beautiful places on earth.

    Your recapta authorizing thing today took forever, those things drive me crazy.

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    1. Yes, indeed.... Faroe islands and Greenland are amazing places...

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  3. So interesting informations :)

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      Is Aarhus, Denmark the Happiest City in the World?
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      Some reasons why Denmark is considered as the happiest country are:
      - a strong civil society
      - a well-functioning democracy
      - a high degree of security,
      - trust
      - freedom
      - prosperity
      - good working conditions
      - balance of life

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  5. Very interesting article 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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      One of Aarhus city corners

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  6. I have never been to Aarhus. Thanks for sharing.

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      Is Aarhus, Denmark the Happiest City in the World?
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      The happy rank is based on survey conducted by several institutions included:
      - the United Nations World Happiness Report
      - Gallup survey
      - the World Values Survey
      - the European Social Survey.
      - the Happiness Research Institute.

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  7. I have never been to Denmark, but I'd like to.

    Best regards

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Is Aarhus, Denmark the Happiest City in the World?
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      If we ask Danish, why are they happy? The simple answer that are:
      - nice to neighbors
      - visit sea or beach frequently
      - walk in the wood or gardens or public parks
      - smile

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  9. Yes, these cities are the happiest cities in the world! I would include also Norway in this short list.

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    1. I see....

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      Students almost 20% of population. There are 45 thousand students of 250 thousand city populations. They come from around the globe.

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  10. Another great post you have here. Thank you for sharing this, it’s really interesting.

    Have I ever visited Aarhus city or Denmark? No, I have not. Your description and information makes me wish I could visit one day.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

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  12. We have spent five days in Copenhagen before a cruise from there did the town for four days. One day we rented a car and drove north. Loved the food.
    ..

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    1. Glad to hear you have been in Copenhagen....

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      In my opinion that summer is a festival season. People sit and enjoy outside:
      - in front of cafe
      - seaside or harbors
      - in the park
      - in front of fountains

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      It seem for me that music everywhere. Even, there is Latino square with Latino music, food and drink.

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  15. Oh, that sounds a lovely place to live and to visit.
    Thanks for giving me the idea of going there.

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  16. If only all cities would aspire to such standards, we might all be a little happier.

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    1. yes, indeed...

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  17. I haven't been to Aarhus, but someday I would love to get to Denmark. It mjst be so wonderful to live in the happiest city in the world, especially now when there is so much unhappiness in the world.

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    1. I see.... hope, you wish become true...

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