World's happiest cities announced: Three Turkish Cities Make the List!

The world's 250 happiest cities have been announced, with Aarhus, Denmark, taking the top spot. From Turkey, Istanbul, Izmir, and Antalya made it onto the list.

Publication: 24.06.2024 - 15:56
World's happiest cities announced: Three Turkish Cities Make the List!
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The list of the world's happiest cities has been published, featuring Istanbul, Izmir, and Antalya from Turkey.

The 2024 Happy Cities Index, prepared annually by the UK-based Institute for Quality of Life, placed Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city, at the top.

Aarhus at the Top

Aarhus was described by a travel writer for The Sun as having "charming cobblestone streets, winding waterways, and friendly independent shops," and the city was characterized as both relaxed and vibrant.

The index, created by the Institute for Quality of Life, rates cities based on local governments' strategic policy efforts in areas such as environment, social mobility, and the local economy.

Gold Category

Around 40 cities worldwide were awarded Gold status, subjecting them to more comprehensive evaluation. Aarhus surpassed Copenhagen to claim the top spot.

Zurich, Berlin, Gothenburg, and Amsterdam rounded out the top five, with Helsinki, Bristol, Geneva, and Munich also securing places in the top 10.

Three Cities from Turkey on the List

Three cities from Turkey made the list. Istanbul ranked 197th with 1,289 points.

Izmir came in at 222nd place with 1,247 points, and Antalya was listed at 246th with 1,199 points.