1.World's Happiest Country: Colombia.
We already knew that Colombians were people with a lot of flavor, delicious dishes, and high spirits, so for many it won't come as a surprise that being happy and hopeful would also be one of their greatest characteristics. According to a recently released poll by the WIN/ Gallup International Association, the South American country placed first on the "Global Barometer of Hope and Happiness," which surveyed individuals in 54 countries.
2.Most Educated Country: Canada.
Based on a study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 24/7 Wall St. compiled a list of the 10 countries with the highest proportion of college-educated adult residents. Topping the chart is Canada — the only nation in the world where more than half of its residents can proudly hang college degrees on their walls. In 2010, 51% of the population had completed a tertiary education, which takes into account both undergraduate and graduate degrees
3.World's Most Pessimistic Country: France.
Despite having food, wine, and scenery that are the envy of the world, a new study has revealed the French to be the most downbeat people on the planet.
The annual survey, carried out by the polling institute BVA-Gallup for the daily newspaper Le Parisien, spoke to the residents of 51 countries across all five continents to measure levels of optimism and pessimism. The survey found that wealth has little to do with overall happiness, with the gloomiest people found in Europe while the happiest were mostly in Africa and Asia.
4.Cleanest Country: Iceland.
Iceland is the cleanest country in the world. According to researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities, the Nordic island ranks first out of 163 countries on their Environmental Performance Index.
5.The Best Country For Women: New Zealand.
The Economist created an index showing the countries where women are most likely to be treated equally at work based on the labor-force participation rate, the wage gap, the proportion of women in senior jobs, and the cost of child care compared to wages, among other factors. New Zealand comes out on top, and other notorious lady-paradises such as Finland and Sweden also score highly. The countries where working women have it worst are South Korea and Japan, largely because so few women are in top jobs. The U.S. is roughly in the middle of the pack.
6.World's Most Pacifistic Country: Iceland.
The concept of peace is difficult to define – and even more difficult to measure. However, since 2006 the Global Peace Index has defined peace as the "absence of violence" and has sought to determine what cultural attributes and institutions are associated with states of peace. The most recent ranking in 2012 has Iceland as the most peaceful country, followed by Denmark and New Zealand. At the other end of the spectrum, Somalia is considered the least peaceful country, followed by Afghanistan and Sudan.
7.Country With the Most Sex: Greece.
The horniest countries in the world were identified by the UK media according to Durex survey rankings. So, the higher a country appears on the list, the more frequently its citizens are having sex — which means at least once a week. In order to make it onto this list of the top 10 horniest countries, three-quarters of a country has to be going at it regularly. Embarrassingly, Canada and the U.S. don't make the cut.
8.Unfriendliest Country: Bolivia.
When you're traveling, some countries just don't like you, or at least it can certainly feel that way. A new report released in March 2013 by the World Economic Forum has ranked which countries roll out the welcome mat to travelers, and which give the cold shoulder.
9.World's Richest Country: Qatar.
Forbes Magazine recently created and published a list of the richest countries in the world. In the ranking of the World's Top 10 Richest Countries as of October 2012, Qatar came in first, topping Luxembourg which was positioned second. Qatar is an oil rich country with an abundance of natural resources, such as natural gas.