World's Happiest Country Is... Denmark, and unhappiest is Togo: report By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Apr 3, 2012 12:19 PM CDT 24 comments Comments People enjoying the warm weather at the Lakes in Copenhagen on Saturday, Oct 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Peter Mydske) (Newser) – Bhutan measures the mood of its citizens in a national happiness index, and in an international meeting held at the UN yesterday and led by the country, it urged other nations to follow its lead. A report released for the meeting, taking into account polls from 2005 to 2011, ranks the happiest and unhappiest countries. The happiest (the US makes an appearance at No. 11): Denmark Finland Norway Netherlands Canada The unhappiest, starting with last place: Togo Benin Central African Republic Sierra Leone Burundi The Los Angeles Times notes that the unhappiest countries are, not surprisingly, much poorer than the happiest countries and have a much lower life expectancy. Click for the top 10 in both categories, or check out why you may not want to be too happy.