A general view of the rooftops of Cartagena, Colombia. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The happiest country in the world is Colombia! And this isn’t the first time Colombia has topped the Gallup’s ranking list, the nation also won the recognition in 2012. With an average of 18 holiday days off, a rapidly growing economy and festivals happening during the whole year, there's no surprise why people consider the South America nation a paradise. Other Latin American countries such as Argentina, Ecuador, Panama and Mexico also made the top 10 list of “happiest” places on earth, with scores above 70%, according to the WIN/Gallup International Association's annual global end of the year survey.

Colombia is also followed by Fiji, Saudi, Arabia, Azerbaijan and Vietnam while Iraq is the least happy for the second year in a row. Recently, President Juan Manuel Santos, announced that "Rough Guides Magazine," included the country in top 10 places to visit this year, adding in the tweet, "the world sees us in a different light."

The survey polled over 66,000 people from 68 countries, and asked respondents, "In general, do you personally feel very happy, happy, neither happy nor unhappy, unhappy or very unhappy about your life?" 87 percent of the Colombian citizens answered that they are "happy," and only two percent said they felt discontent. Scroll dow to see amazing destinations in Latin America.

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