If you're happy and you know it, you probably live in Cardiff

Cardiff has just been named one of the happiest cities in all of Europe, which will probably come as no surprise to the shiny, happy people who live there.

Cardiff Bay - a sight for sore eyes

Cardiff Bay - a sight for sore eyes

The Welsh capital is among the 19 cities highlighted as happiest based on data from the European Commission. Ranked 13th, Cardiff is a happier place than cities like Manchester (18th) and Amsterdam (17th), and far happier than the likes of London, Rome, Paris and Barcelona, which didn't make the list. 

The analysis by The Independent took European Commission's data and looked at the proportion of people in each city who said they were "very satisfied with the life they lead". For Cardiff, 53% of respondents were very satisfied, while a further 40% said they were satisfied. 

According to the paper, the regeneration of the city over the last couple of decades is the reason for people's happiness.

A few years ago, Anglesey was named the happiest place in Wales, and to be honest, we don't really want to have to choose between the two. 

We recently highlighted some of the amazing places to eat in Cardiff, while Anglesey is home to some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the country.

Bottom line is, Wales is a happy place to live, and if you're going to make your home in a city in the UK, you could do far worse than settle in Cardiff.

 

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