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Interactive MapIntroductionAverage Height in the WorldAverage Height for MenAverage Height for WomenTallest CountriesTallest Country in the WorldShortest CountriesShortest Country in the WorldAverage Height by CountryAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCentral African RepublicChadChileColombiaComorosCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDemocratic Republic of the CongoDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFederated States of MicronesiaFijiFinlandFranceGabonGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGrenadaGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLithuaniaLuxembourgMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMoldovaMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorth KoreaNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeople's Republic of ChinaPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRepublic of MacedoniaRepublic of the CongoRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSão Tomé and PríncipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandThe BahamasThe GambiaTogoTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States of AmericaUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamYemenZambiaZimbabweFAQsWhat is the tallest country in the world ?What is the average height in the world ? What is the shortest country in the world ? What is the average height of a man ?What is the average height of a woman ?

Introduction

The average human height worldwide varies significantly from country to country. Many factors, such as genetics, nutrition, and environment, influence a population’s average height. Generally, European countries, such as the Netherlands and Denmark, have some of the tallest populations, with average heights above 180 cm for men and around 170 cm for women. In contrast, many countries in Asia and Africa have lower average heights, with some countries, such as Nepal and Mozambique, having average heights below 165 cm for men and 155 cm for women. The average human height can also change over time due to changes in factors such as diet, healthcare, and lifestyle. Overall, understanding the average height by country can provide insight into the health and well-being of a population.

Average Height in the World

#CountryAverage Male Height (2019)Percentage Change (vs. 1923)
1Netherlands184 cm5.75%
2Bosnia and Herzegovina183 cm5.78%
3Estonia183 cm5.17%
4Montenegro183 cm7.65%
5Denmark182 cm4.6%
6Iceland182 cm3.41%
7Croatia181 cm5.23%
8Czech Republic181 cm5.23%
9Finland181 cm5.23%
10Latvia181 cm5.23%
11Lithuania181 cm5.85%
12Norway181 cm3.43%
13Poland181 cm7.74%
14Serbia181 cm5.85%
15Slovakia181 cm5.23%
16Slovenia181 cm5.85%
17Sweden181 cm3.43%
18Ukraine181 cm6.47%
19Bermuda180 cm8.43%
20Dominica180 cm6.51%
21Germany180 cm5.26%
22Puerto Rico180 cm8.43%
23Andorra179 cm7.19%
24Antigua and Barbuda179 cm7.83%
25Australia179 cm4.07%
26Austria179 cm4.07%
27Belarus179 cm5.29%
28Belgium179 cm5.29%
29Canada179 cm3.47%
30France179 cm5.29%
31Greece179 cm7.83%
32Grenada179 cm5.92%
33Ireland179 cm5.29%
34Lebanon179 cm7.83%
35Luxembourg179 cm4.68%
36Switzerland179 cm4.68%
37New Zealand178 cm4.09%
38Romania178 cm5.95%
39Saint Vincent and the Grenadines178 cm6.59%
40United Kingdom178 cm4.09%
41United States of America178 cm2.3%
42Barbados177 cm4.73%
43Hungary177 cm4.12%
44Jamaica177 cm5.36%
45Russia177 cm4.73%
46Tunisia177 cm5.99%
47Brazil176 cm6.02%
48Georgia176 cm4.14%
49Iran176 cm7.32%
50Israel176 cm5.39%
51Kazakhstan176 cm6.02%
52Libya176 cm6.02%
53Moldova176 cm5.39%
54Morocco176 cm7.32%
55People's Republic of China176 cm6.67%
56Republic of Macedonia176 cm%
57Saint Lucia176 cm5.39%
58Senegal176 cm4.14%
59Seychelles176 cm4.76%
60Singapore176 cm7.32%
61South Korea176 cm7.32%
62Spain176 cm6.67%
63Trinidad and Tobago176 cm4.14%
64Turkey176 cm6.02%
65Algeria175 cm5.42%
66Argentina175 cm4.79%
67Dominican Republic175 cm6.06%
68Egypt175 cm6.71%
69Hong Kong175 cm8.02%
70Jordan175 cm6.71%
71Kuwait175 cm5.42%
72Mali175 cm4.17%
73North Korea175 cm6.71%
74Palestine175 cm5.42%
75Suriname175 cm4.79%
76Albania174 cm4.19%
77Armenia174 cm4.82%
78Azerbaijan174 cm4.19%
79Bulgaria174 cm2.35%
80Costa Rica174 cm6.75%
81Cuba174 cm5.45%
82Fiji174 cm2.35%
83Iraq174 cm6.1%
84Italy174 cm4.19%
85Malta174 cm6.1%
86Paraguay174 cm4.82%
87Portugal174 cm6.75%
88Saint Kitts and Nevis174 cm5.45%
89Taiwan174 cm5.45%
90The Bahamas174 cm%
91Turkmenistan174 cm4.82%
92United Arab Emirates174 cm6.1%
93Uruguay174 cm3.57%
94Venezuela174 cm6.1%
95Bahrain173 cm6.79%
96Botswana173 cm2.98%
97Chile173 cm5.49%
98Cyprus173 cm4.22%
99Mauritius173 cm6.13%
100Qatar173 cm4.85%
101Burkina Faso172 cm3.61%
102Cameroon172 cm3.61%
103Chad172 cm2.38%
104Colombia172 cm6.17%
105Guyana172 cm4.24%
106Haiti172 cm3.61%
107Japan172 cm6.83%
108Kyrgyzstan172 cm4.24%
109Nigeria172 cm4.88%
110Oman172 cm7.5%
111Sudan172 cm4.88%
112Syria172 cm4.88%
113Thailand172 cm6.83%
114Belize171 cm4.91%
115Djibouti171 cm4.27%
116El Salvador171 cm4.91%
117Eritrea171 cm3.01%
118Gabon171 cm3.64%
119Guinea171 cm3.01%
120Kenya171 cm1.18%
121Mongolia171 cm4.91%
122Palau171 cm3.01%
123Republic of the Congo171 cm%
124Saudi Arabia171 cm4.91%
125Somalia171 cm4.27%
126Uzbekistan171 cm3.01%
127Zimbabwe171 cm2.4%
128Federated States of Micronesia170 cm2.41%
129Ghana170 cm3.03%
130Honduras170 cm3.66%
131Mexico170 cm4.94%
132Namibia170 cm1.8%
133Nauru170 cm2.41%
134Nicaragua170 cm4.94%
135Niger170 cm1.8%
136Panama170 cm4.94%
137South Africa170 cm1.8%
138São Tomé and Príncipe170 cm%
139Togo170 cm3.03%
140Angola169 cm2.42%
141Central African Republic169 cm3.05%
142Democratic Republic of the Congo169 cm2.42%
143Ethiopia169 cm3.05%
144Malaysia169 cm4.97%
145Uganda169 cm1.81%
146Vietnam169 cm6.29%
147Afghanistan168 cm3.7%
148Benin168 cm1.82%
149Bolivia168 cm5%
150Comoros168 cm3.7%
151Equatorial Guinea168 cm1.82%
152Guinea-Bissau168 cm1.82%
153Ivory Coast168 cm1.82%
154Lesotho168 cm3.07%
155Maldives168 cm6.33%
156Sri Lanka168 cm5%
157Tajikistan168 cm1.2%
158The Gambia168 cm3.07%
159Vanuatu168 cm1.82%
160Zambia168 cm1.82%
161Bhutan167 cm3.09%
162Burundi167 cm1.83%
163Ecuador167 cm5.03%
164India167 cm3.09%
165Myanmar167 cm3.73%
166Pakistan167 cm0.6%
167Peru167 cm5.03%
168Tanzania167 cm1.83%
169Brunei166 cm4.4%
170Indonesia166 cm5.06%
171Liberia166 cm3.11%
172Malawi166 cm2.47%
173Mauritania166 cm0.61%
174Rwanda166 cm1.84%
175Sierra Leone166 cm1.84%
176Bangladesh165 cm2.48%
177Cambodia165 cm4.43%
178Madagascar165 cm1.85%
179Marshall Islands165 cm0.61%
180Philippines165 cm4.43%
181Guatemala164 cm3.14%
182Mozambique164 cm1.23%
183Nepal164 cm3.14%
184Yemen164 cm2.5%
185Laos163 cm4.49%
186Papua New Guinea163 cm1.88%
187Solomon Islands163 cm0%
188East Timor160 cm1.91%

Average Height for Men

The average male height in the world is around 173 cm. However, this number varies greatly depending on the country. The Netherlands for instance ranks the highest with an average male height of 184 cm, followed closely by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, and Montenegro with an average male height of 183 cm. Denmark, Iceland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Ukraine all share an average male height of 181 cm. The average male height in the United States is 178 cm, while the average male height in Brazil, China, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, and the Republic of Macedonia is 176 cm. The lowest recorded average height for men is in East Timor at 160 cm. Overall, the average male height in the world ranges from 160 cm to 184 cm depending on the country.

Average Height for Women

The average female height worldwide is around 163 cm but varies depending on the region. The countries with the tallest average female height are the Netherlands, Montenegro, and Iceland with an average female height of 170 cm, 170 cm, and 169 cm respectively. Other European countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, and Denmark also have tall average female heights, ranging from 167 cm to 169 cm. Meanwhile, countries from other regions such as Guatemala, Bangladesh, and Nepal have the shortest average female height, below 152 cm.

Tallest Countries

The tallest countries in the world are the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Montenegro, Denmark, Iceland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Latvia. The Netherlands is the tallest country in the world, with an average male height of 184cm. The second, third, and fourth tallest countries are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, and Montenegro, with an average male height of 183 cm. Denmark and Iceland both have an average male height of 182 cm, making them the fifth and sixth tallest countries. While Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Latvia all share an average male height of 181 cm, respectively ranking as the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth tallest countries in the world.

The tallest countries in the world are:

1. Netherlands – 184 cm
2. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 183 cm
3. Estonia – 183 cm
4. Montenegro – 183 cm
5. Denmark – 182 cm
6. Iceland – 182 cm
7. Croatia – 181 cm
8. Czech Republic – 181 cm
9. Finland – 181 cm
10. Latvia – 181 cm

Tallest Country in the World

The Netherlands is the tallest country in the world, with an average male height of 184 cm. This has been attributed to the Dutch diet, as well as other factors such as good healthcare, education, and living conditions, seeing the Netherlands consistently rank high on global health indices. In addition to having an average male height of 184 cm, Dutch women are also taller than those from other nations – with an average female height of 170 cm.

Shortest Countries

The ten shortest countries are East Timor, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Yemen, Nepal, Mozambique, Guatemala, Philippines, and the Marshall Islands. The shortest country in the world is East Timor, with an average male height of 160 cm. The second, third, and fourth shortest countries are the Solomon Islands, Laos, and Papua New Guinea, with an average male height of 163 cm each. Yemen, Nepal, Mozambique, and Guatemala, are the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth shortest countries in the world, all at an average male height of 164 cm. Finally, the Philippines and the Marshall Islands rank ninth and tenth shortest countries, both at an average male height of 165 cm.

The shortest countries in the world are:

1. East Timor – 160 cm
2. Solomon Islands – 163 cm
3. Papua New Guinea – 163 cm
4. Laos – 163 cm
5. Yemen – 164 cm
6. Nepal – 164 cm
7. Mozambique – 164 cm
8. Guatemala – 164 cm
9. Philippines – 165 cm
10. Marshall Islands – 165 cm

Shortest Country in the World

East Timor is the shortest country in the world, with an average male height of 160 cm. This makes it significantly shorter than the global average of 173 cm for men. The nation also lags behind its East Asian neighbors, such as Indonesia and China, who have an average male height of 166 cm and 176 cm respectively. While there is no clear explanation for why East Timor has this lower average height, some theorize that malnutrition and a lack of medical care could be factors. In addition to having a low national average height, East Timor is currently ranked among the world’s poorest countries with a gross domestic product per capita of only $1,200 USD per year. As a result, citizens do not have access to nutritious foods or medical facilities like they would in other nations around the world. Because of these poor living conditions, inadequate nutrition may have resulted in stunted growth and lower heights among adults in East Timor.

Average Height by Country

Afghanistan

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168 cm

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156 cm

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#161

Albania

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174 cm

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#76

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162 cm

↑ 3.85%

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#60

Algeria

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175 cm

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#65

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162 cm

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#61

Andorra

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179 cm

↑ 7.19%

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#23

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166 cm

↑ 6.41%

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#19

Angola

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169 cm

↑ 2.42%

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#140

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158 cm

↑ 1.94%

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#136

Antigua and Barbuda

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179 cm

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#24

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166 cm

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#20

Argentina

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175 cm

↑ 4.79%

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#66

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161 cm

↑ 3.87%

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#76

Armenia

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174 cm

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#77

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160 cm

↑ 3.9%

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#94

Australia

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179 cm

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#25

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165 cm

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#30

The average height in Australia is 179 cm for men, making it the twenty-fifth tallest country in the world. Australian women have an average height of 165 cm. The average height in Australia has increased over the years, likely due to improved healthcare and nutrition.

Austria

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179 cm

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#26

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167 cm

↑ 3.73%

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#10

Azerbaijan

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174 cm

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#78

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161 cm

↑ 4.55%

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#77

Bahrain

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173 cm

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#95

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158 cm

↑ 3.27%

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#137

Bangladesh

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165 cm

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#176

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152 cm

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#187

The average height in Bangladesh is 165 cm for men and 152 cm for women, ranking one hundred seventy-sixth in terms of average height. Like many other countries in South Asia, Bangladesh has made significant progress in improving healthcare and education in recent years, which has contributed to an increase in the average height of its population. However, the country still faces challenges related to poverty, malnutrition, and access to healthcare, which can hinder further improvements in the average height of its population.

Barbados

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177 cm

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#42

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166 cm

↑ 5.73%

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#21

Belarus

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179 cm

↑ 5.29%

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#27

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167 cm

↑ 5.03%

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#11

Belgium

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179 cm

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#28

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163 cm

↑ 2.52%

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#46

Belize

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171 cm

↑ 4.91%

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#114

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158 cm

↑ 4.64%

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#138

Benin

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168 cm

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#148

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158 cm

↑ 1.28%

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#139

Bermuda

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180 cm

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#19

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166 cm

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#22

The average height in Bermuda is 180 cm for men, making it the nineteenth tallest country in the world. Women in Bermuda have an average height of 166 cm. The average height in Bermuda has remained relatively stable over the years.

Bhutan

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167 cm

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#161

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155 cm

↑ 3.33%

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#168

Bolivia

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168 cm

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#149

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156 cm

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#162

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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183 cm

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167 cm

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#12

Bosnia and Herzegovina has an average male height of 183 cm, making it the second tallest country in the world. The average female height in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 167 cm. Height in this country is influenced by genetic factors and a diet that includes plenty of protein and vegetables.

Botswana

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173 cm

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#96

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162 cm

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#62

Brazil

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176 cm

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#47

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162 cm

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The average height in Brazil is 176 cm for men and 162 cm for women, ranking forty-seventh in terms of average height. Brazil has experienced a steady increase in average height over the past century due to improvements in healthcare and nutrition.

Brunei

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166 cm

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#169

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155 cm

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The average height in Brunei is 166 cm for men and 155 cm for women, ranking one hundred sixty-ninth in terms of average height. Brunei has experienced a moderate increase in average height over the past few decades, likely due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

Bulgaria

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174 cm

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#79

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165 cm

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#31

Burkina Faso

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172 cm

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#101

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161 cm

↑ 1.26%

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#78

Burundi

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167 cm

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#162

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155 cm

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#170

Cambodia

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165 cm

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155 cm

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#171

The average height in Cambodia is 165 cm for men and 155 cm for women, ranking one hundred seventy-seventh in terms of average height. Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia that has made significant progress in improving healthcare and education in recent years, particularly since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime. As a result, the average height in Cambodia has increased over the past few decades.

Cameroon

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172 cm

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#102

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160 cm

↑ 1.91%

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#95

Canada

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179 cm

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165 cm

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#32

The average height in Canada is 179 cm for men, making it the twenty-second tallest country in the world. The average female height is 165 cm in the country. The average Canadian height has increased over the years, likely due to better nutrition and healthcare.

Central African Republic

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169 cm

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#141

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160 cm

↑ 3.23%

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#96

Chad

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172 cm

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#103

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162 cm

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#64

Chile

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173 cm

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#97

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159 cm

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#118

Colombia

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172 cm

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#104

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158 cm

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#140

The average height in Colombia is 172 cm for men and 158 cm for women, ranking one hundred-fourth in terms of average height. Colombia has seen a moderate increase in average height over the past few decades, likely due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

Comoros

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168 cm

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#150

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157 cm

↑ 2.61%

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#150

Costa Rica

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174 cm

↑ 6.75%

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#80

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160 cm

↑ 6.67%

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#97

Croatia

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181 cm

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#7

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167 cm

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#13

The average height in Croatia is 181 cm for men and 167 cm for women. The Croatian population is tall due to genetic factors and a diet rich in fish, vegetables, and olive oil.

Cuba

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174 cm

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#81

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160 cm

↑ 3.9%

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#98

Cyprus

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173 cm

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#98

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161 cm

↑ 3.87%

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#79

Czech Republic

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181 cm

↑ 5.23%

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168 cm

↑ 5.66%

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#7

The Czech Republic has an average male height of 181 cm and an average female height of 168 cm, making it the eighth tallest country in the world. The population is tall due to genetic factors and a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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169 cm

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#142

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156 cm

↑ 1.3%

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#163

Denmark

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182 cm

↑ 4.6%

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169 cm

↑ 4.32%

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#3

The average height in Denmark is 182 cm for men and 169 cm for women. The Danish population is tall due to genetic factors and a diet rich in fish, vegetables, and dairy products.

Djibouti

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171 cm

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#115

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160 cm

↑ 3.23%

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#99

Dominica

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180 cm

↑ 6.51%

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#20

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167 cm

↑ 5.7%

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#14

The average height in Dominica is 180 cm for men, making it the twentieth tallest country in the world. Dominican women have an average height of 167 cm. The average height in Dominica has remained relatively stable over the years, with some slight increases due to improved healthcare and nutrition.

Dominican Republic

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175 cm

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#67

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161 cm

↑ 5.23%

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#80

East Timor

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160 cm

↑ 1.91%

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#188

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153 cm

↑ 3.38%

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#184

The average height in East Timor is 160 cm for men and 153 cm for women, ranking one hundred eighty-eighth in terms of average height. East Timor is a small, predominantly rural country with a high poverty rate, and malnutrition is a significant issue, particularly among children. Additionally, the country's history of conflict and political instability may have also contributed to poorer health outcomes and shorter stature.

Ecuador

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167 cm

↑ 5.03%

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#163

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155 cm

↑ 4.73%

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#172

Egypt

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175 cm

↑ 6.71%

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#68

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161 cm

↑ 4.55%

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#81

El Salvador

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171 cm

↑ 4.91%

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#116

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156 cm

↑ 6.12%

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#164

Equatorial Guinea

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168 cm

↑ 1.82%

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#151

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158 cm

↑ 1.94%

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#141

Eritrea

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171 cm

↑ 3.01%

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#117

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158 cm

↑ 1.94%

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#142

Estonia

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183 cm

↑ 5.17%

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169 cm

↑ 4.97%

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#4

Estonia is the third tallest with an average male height of 183 cm and an average female height of 169 cm. The Estonian population is tall due to genetic factors and a diet rich in fish, vegetables, and dairy products.

Ethiopia

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169 cm

↑ 3.05%

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#143

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157 cm

↑ 1.29%

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#151

Federated States of Micronesia

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170 cm

↑ 2.41%

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#128

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160 cm

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#100

Fiji

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174 cm

↑ 2.35%

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#82

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164 cm

↑ 3.8%

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#39

Finland

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181 cm

↑ 5.23%

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#9

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166 cm

↑ 4.4%

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#23

Finland has an average male height of 181 cm and an average female height of 166 cm, making it the ninth tallest country in the world. The Finnish population is tall due to genetic factors and a diet rich in fish, vegetables, and dairy products.

France

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179 cm

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#30

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164 cm

↑ 3.8%

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#40

The average height in France is 179 cm for men, making it the thirtieth tallest country in the world. The average female height is 164 cm. The average height in France has increased over the past century, likely due to better nutrition and healthcare.

Gabon

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171 cm

↑ 3.64%

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#118

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160 cm

↑ 2.56%

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#101

Georgia

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176 cm

↑ 4.14%

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#48

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163 cm

↑ 3.16%

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#47

Germany

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180 cm

↑ 5.26%

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#21

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166 cm

↑ 3.75%

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#24

The average height in Germany is 180 cm for men, making it the twenty-first tallest country in the world. The average height for women in the country is 166 cm. The average height in Germany has increased significantly over the past century, likely due to better nutrition and healthcare.

Ghana

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170 cm

↑ 3.03%

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#129

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159 cm

↑ 1.92%

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#120

Greece

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179 cm

↑ 7.83%

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#31

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166 cm

↑ 7.1%

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#25

Grenada

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179 cm

↑ 5.92%

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#32

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166 cm

↑ 4.4%

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#26

Guatemala

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164 cm

↑ 3.14%

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#181

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151 cm

↑ 4.14%

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#189

The average height in Guatemala is 164 cm for men and 151 cm for women, ranking one hundred eighty-first in terms of average height. The country's indigenous population tends to be shorter in stature than the Mestizo population, and poverty and malnutrition are significant issues. This has resulted in stunted growth, particularly in children.

Guinea

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171 cm

↑ 3.01%

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#119

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159 cm

↑ 1.92%

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#121

Guinea-Bissau

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168 cm

↑ 1.82%

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#152

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159 cm

↑ 2.58%

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#122

Guyana

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172 cm

↑ 4.24%

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#105

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160 cm

↑ 3.9%

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#102

Haiti

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172 cm

↑ 3.61%

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#106

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161 cm

↑ 3.87%

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#82

Honduras

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170 cm

↑ 3.66%

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#130

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155 cm

↑ 4.03%

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#173

Hong Kong

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175 cm

↑ 8.02%

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#69

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161 cm

↑ 6.62%

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#83

Hungary

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177 cm

↑ 4.12%

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#43

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163 cm

↑ 3.16%

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#48

Iceland

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182 cm

↑ 3.41%

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169 cm

↑ 3.05%

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#5

Iceland has an average male height of 182 cm and an average female height of 169 cm, making it the sixth tallest country in the world. The Icelandic population is tall due to genetic factors and a diet rich in fish, lean proteins, and vegetables.

India

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167 cm

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#164

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155 cm

↑ 4.03%

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#174

The average height in India is 167 cm for men and 155 cm for women, ranking one hundred sixty-fourth in terms of average height. India has seen a slight increase in average height over the past few decades, likely due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

Indonesia

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166 cm

↑ 5.06%

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#170

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154 cm

↑ 4.76%

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#180

The average height in Indonesia is 166 cm for men and 154 cm for women, ranking one hundred seventieth in terms of average height. Over the past few decades, the average height in Indonesia has increased significantly. This can be attributed to various factors such as improved nutrition, access to healthcare, and better living standards. Despite this increase, the average height in Indonesia is still below the global average.

Iran

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176 cm

↑ 7.32%

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#49

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161 cm

↑ 5.92%

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#84

Iraq

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174 cm

↑ 6.1%

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#83

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159 cm

↑ 3.92%

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#123

Ireland

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179 cm

↑ 5.29%

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#33

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165 cm

↑ 4.43%

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#33

Israel

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176 cm

↑ 5.39%

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#50

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162 cm

↑ 4.52%

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#65

The average height in Israel is 176 cm for men and 162 cm for women, ranking fiftieth in terms of average height. Israel has seen a significant increase in average height over the past few decades, likely due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

Italy

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174 cm

↑ 4.19%

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#84

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162 cm

↑ 3.85%

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#66

The average height in Italy is 174 cm for men and 162 cm for women, ranking eighty-fourth in terms of average height. Italy has experienced a slight increase in average height over the past few decades, likely due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

Ivory Coast

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168 cm

↑ 1.82%

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#153

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159 cm

↑ 1.92%

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#124

Jamaica

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177 cm

↑ 5.36%

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#44

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164 cm

↑ 3.8%

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#41

Japan

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172 cm

↑ 6.83%

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#107

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159 cm

↑ 6.71%

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#125

The average height in Japan is 172 cm for men and 159 cm for women, ranking one hundred-seventh in terms of average height. Japan has seen a significant increase in average height over the past century, largely attributed to improvements in healthcare and nutrition.

Jordan

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175 cm

↑ 6.71%

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#70

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159 cm

↑ 3.25%

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#126

Kazakhstan

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176 cm

↑ 6.02%

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#51

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162 cm

↑ 4.52%

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#67

Kenya

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171 cm

↑ 1.18%

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#120

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159 cm

↑ 0.63%

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#127

Kuwait

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175 cm

↑ 5.42%

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#71

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160 cm

↑ 3.9%

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#103

Kyrgyzstan

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172 cm

↑ 4.24%

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#108

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160 cm

↑ 3.9%

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#104

Laos

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163 cm

↑ 4.49%

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#185

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153 cm

↑ 3.38%

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#185

The average height in Laos is 163 cm for men and 153 cm for women, ranking one hundred eighty-fifth in terms of average height. Laos is a predominantly rural country with a high poverty rate, and malnutrition is a significant issue, particularly among children. Additionally, the country's geography, which includes mountainous terrain, can also contribute to shorter stature.

Latvia

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181 cm

↑ 5.23%

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169 cm

↑ 5.63%

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#6

Latvia ranks tenth with an average male height of 181 cm and an average female height of 169 cm. The Latvian population is tall due to genetic factors and a diet that includes plenty of fish, vegetables, and dairy products.

Lebanon

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179 cm

↑ 7.83%

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#34

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164 cm

↑ 7.19%

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#42

Lesotho

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168 cm

↑ 3.07%

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#154

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157 cm

↑ 0.64%

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#152

Liberia

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166 cm

↑ 3.11%

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#171

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157 cm

↑ 1.95%

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Ranked in the World

#153

The average height in Liberia is 166 cm for men and 157 cm for women, ranking one hundred seventy-first in terms of average height. Like many African countries, Liberia has seen a gradual increase in the average height of its population due to improvements in healthcare, education, and nutrition. However, the country still faces significant challenges in terms of poverty, malnutrition, and access to basic healthcare services, which can hinder further improvements in the average height of its population.

Libya

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176 cm

↑ 6.02%

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#52

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163 cm

↑ 5.84%

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#49

Lithuania

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181 cm

↑ 5.85%

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#11

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168 cm

↑ 5.66%

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#8

The average height in Lithuania is 181 cm for men, making it the eleventh tallest country in the world. Women in Lithuania have an average height of 168 cm. Over the years, the average height of Lithuanians has increased due to better nutrition and healthcare.

Luxembourg

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179 cm

↑ 4.68%

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#35

Average Female Height

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165 cm

↑ 3.77%

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#34

Madagascar

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165 cm

↑ 1.85%

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#178

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153 cm

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#186

The average height in Madagascar is 165 cm for men and 153 cm for women, ranking one hundred seventy-eighth in terms of average height. Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, and its population has experienced a slight decrease in average height in recent years due to economic struggles and malnutrition. However, the government has made efforts to improve access to healthcare and education and there are ongoing efforts to combat poverty and improve living standards in Madagascar, which could contribute to improvements in the population's average height over time.

Malawi

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166 cm

↑ 2.47%

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#172

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156 cm

↑ 1.3%

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#165

The average height in Malawi is 166 cm for men and 156 cm for women, ranking one hundred seventy-second in terms of average height. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world and has struggled with high rates of malnutrition and disease. Despite these challenges, the average height in Malawi has increased over the past few decades, thanks to various initiatives aimed at improving healthcare, education, and nutrition.

Malaysia

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169 cm

↑ 4.97%

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#144

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157 cm

↑ 4.67%

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#154

Maldives

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168 cm

↑ 6.33%

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#155

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154 cm

↑ 5.48%

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Ranked in the World

#181

Mali

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175 cm

↑ 4.17%

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#72

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162 cm

↑ 1.89%

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Ranked in the World

#68

Malta

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174 cm

↑ 6.1%

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#85

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163 cm

↑ 6.54%

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Ranked in the World

#50

Marshall Islands

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165 cm

↑ 0.61%

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#179

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155 cm

↑ 1.97%

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Ranked in the World

#175

The average height in the Marshall Islands is 165 cm for men and 155 cm for women, ranking one hundred seventy-ninth in terms of average height. The island's limited food supply and the prevalence of malnutrition are the primary reasons for the shorter stature of its population. This has resulted in stunted growth, particularly in children.

Mauritania

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166 cm

↑ 0.61%

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#173

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160 cm

↑ 1.27%

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#105

The average height in Mauritania is 166 cm for men and 160 cm for women, ranking one hundred seventy-third in terms of average height. Mauritania is a country in West Africa that has made significant progress in improving healthcare and education, particularly in recent years. However, the country still faces challenges related to poverty, malnutrition, and access to healthcare, which can affect the average height of its population.

Mauritius

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173 cm

↑ 6.13%

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#99

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159 cm

↑ 6%

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Ranked in the World

#128

Mexico

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170 cm

↑ 4.94%

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#131

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158 cm

↑ 6.04%

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Ranked in the World

#143

The average height in Mexico is 170 cm for men and 158 cm for women, ranking one hundred thirty-first in terms of average height. Mexico has seen a slight increase in average height over the past few decades, likely due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

Moldova

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176 cm

↑ 5.39%

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#53

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163 cm

↑ 3.82%

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Ranked in the World

#51

Mongolia

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171 cm

↑ 4.91%

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#121

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160 cm

↑ 5.26%

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#106

Montenegro

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183 cm

↑ 7.65%

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170 cm

↑ 7.59%

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Montenegro has an average male height of 183 cm and an average female height of 170 cm, ranking fourth in the world. The population is tall due to genetic factors and a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.

Morocco

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176 cm

↑ 7.32%

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#54

Average Female Height

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161 cm

↑ 3.87%

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Ranked in the World

#85

Mozambique

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164 cm

↑ 1.23%

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#182

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155 cm

↑ 0.65%

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Ranked in the World

#176

The average height in Mozambique is 164 cm for men and 155 cm for women, ranking one hundred eighty-second in terms of average height. Malnutrition is a significant problem in Mozambique, particularly in rural areas, and this can lead to stunted growth in children. Additionally, the prevalence of diseases such as HIV/AIDS can also contribute to shorter stature.

Myanmar

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167 cm

↑ 3.73%

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#165

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155 cm

↑ 4.03%

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Ranked in the World

#177

Namibia

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170 cm

↑ 1.8%

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#132

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160 cm

↑ 0.63%

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Ranked in the World

#107

Nauru

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170 cm

↑ 2.41%

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#133

Average Female Height

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158 cm

↑ 1.94%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#144

Nepal

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164 cm

↑ 3.14%

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#183

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152 cm

↑ 2.7%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#188

The average height in Nepal is 164 cm for men and 152 cm for women, ranking one hundred eighty-third in terms of average height. Nepal is a predominantly rural country, and poverty and malnutrition are significant issues, particularly in remote areas. Additionally, the high altitude and mountainous terrain of much of the country can also contribute to shorter stature.

Netherlands

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184 cm

↑ 5.75%

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170 cm

↑ 4.94%

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Ranked in the World

#2

The average height in the Netherlands is 184 cm, making it the tallest country in the world. The average height for women is 170 cm. The Dutch population is tall due to factors such as genetics, a healthy diet, and an active lifestyle.

New Zealand

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178 cm

↑ 4.09%

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#37

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165 cm

↑ 3.77%

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#35

Nicaragua

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170 cm

↑ 4.94%

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#134

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156 cm

↑ 3.31%

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#166

Niger

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170 cm

↑ 1.8%

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#135

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160 cm

↑ 0.63%

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#108

Nigeria

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172 cm

↑ 4.88%

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#109

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158 cm

↑ 1.94%

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#145

North Korea

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175 cm

↑ 6.71%

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#73

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161 cm

↑ 5.92%

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#86

Norway

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181 cm

↑ 3.43%

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#12

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166 cm

↑ 1.84%

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#27

The average height in Norway is 181 cm for men, making it the twelfth tallest country in the world. The average female height in Norway is 166 cm. Historically, Norwegians have been tall, and their average height has remained relatively stable over time.

Oman

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172 cm

↑ 7.5%

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#110

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158 cm

↑ 4.64%

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#146

Pakistan

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167 cm

↑ 0.6%

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#166

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155 cm

↑ 0.65%

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#178

Palau

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171 cm

↑ 3.01%

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#122

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160 cm

↑ 2.56%

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#109

Palestine

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175 cm

↑ 5.42%

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#74

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161 cm

↑ 3.87%

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#87

Panama

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170 cm

↑ 4.94%

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#136

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158 cm

↑ 5.33%

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#147

Papua New Guinea

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163 cm

↑ 1.88%

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#186

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157 cm

↑ 2.61%

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#155

The average height in Papua New Guinea is 163 cm for men and 157 cm for women, ranking one hundred eighty-sixth in terms of average height. Malnutrition is a significant issue in Papua New Guinea, particularly in remote areas, and this has contributed to stunted growth in children. Additionally, the country's cultural diversity and genetics may also play a role in determining height.

Paraguay

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174 cm

↑ 4.82%

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#86

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160 cm

↑ 4.58%

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#110

People's Republic of China

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176 cm

↑ 6.67%

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#55

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163 cm

↑ 6.54%

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#52

The average height in China is 176 cm for men and 163 cm for women, ranking fifty-fifth in terms of average height. China has experienced a remarkable increase in average height over the past century, largely attributed to improvements in healthcare and nutrition.

Peru

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167 cm

↑ 5.03%

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#167

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154 cm

↑ 4.76%

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#182

Philippines

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165 cm

↑ 4.43%

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#180

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154 cm

↑ 2.67%

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#183

The average height in the Philippines is 165 cm for men and 154 cm for women, ranking one hundred and eighth in terms of average height. The country's population is a mix of various ethnic groups, but the prevalence of malnutrition, particularly among children, contributes to the shorter height of Filipinos. Additionally, the country's geography, which includes mountainous terrain, may also play a role.

Poland

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181 cm

↑ 7.74%

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166 cm

↑ 5.73%

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#28

The average height in Poland is 181 cm for men, making it the thirteenth tallest country in the world. The average height for women in Poland is 166 cm. The average height in Poland has increased in recent years, likely due to better access to healthcare and improved living conditions.

Portugal

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174 cm

↑ 6.75%

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#87

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161 cm

↑ 4.55%

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#88

Puerto Rico

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180 cm

↑ 8.43%

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#22

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163 cm

↑ 6.54%

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#53

Qatar

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173 cm

↑ 4.85%

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#100

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161 cm

↑ 4.55%

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#89

Republic of Macedonia

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176 cm

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#56

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161 cm

↑ 3.87%

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#90

Republic of the Congo

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171 cm

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#123

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159 cm

↑ 2.58%

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#129

Romania

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178 cm

↑ 5.95%

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#38

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165 cm

↑ 5.1%

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#36

The average height in Romania is 178 cm for men, making it the twenty-third tallest country in the world. Romanian women have an average height of 165 cm. The average Romanian height has increased in recent years, likely due to improved living conditions and access to healthcare.

Russia

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177 cm

↑ 4.73%

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#45

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165 cm

↑ 4.43%

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#37

The average height in Russia is 177 cm for men, making it the forty-fifth tallest country in the world. The average height for women is 165 cm. The average height in Russia has increased over the past century, likely due to better nutrition and healthcare.

Rwanda

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166 cm

↑ 1.84%

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#174

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157 cm

↑ 1.29%

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#156

The average height in Rwanda is 166 cm for men and 157 cm for women, ranking one hundred seventy-fourth in terms of average height. Rwanda is a small country in East Africa that has undergone significant changes in recent years, particularly in terms of healthcare and education. As a result, the average height in Rwanda has increased over the past few decades, although it is still lower than the global average.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

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174 cm

↑ 5.45%

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#88

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163 cm

↑ 3.16%

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#54

Saint Lucia

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176 cm

↑ 5.39%

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#57

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166 cm

↑ 4.4%

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#29

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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178 cm

↑ 6.59%

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#39

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165 cm

↑ 5.77%

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#38

São Tomé and Príncipe

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170 cm

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#137

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160 cm

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#111

Saudi Arabia

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171 cm

↑ 4.91%

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#124

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159 cm

↑ 3.92%

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#130

The average height in Saudi Arabia is 171 cm for men and 159 cm for women, ranking one hundred twenty-fourth in terms of average height. Saudi Arabia has seen a moderate increase in average height over the past few decades, likely due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

Senegal

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176 cm

↑ 4.14%

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#58

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164 cm

↑ 2.5%

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#43

Serbia

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181 cm

↑ 5.85%

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#14

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168 cm

↑ 6.33%

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#9

The average height in Serbia is 181 cm for men, making it the fourteenth tallest country in the world. Serbian women have an average height of 168 cm. The average height in Serbia has increased over the years due to improved healthcare and better living standards.

Seychelles

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176 cm

↑ 4.76%

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#59

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162 cm

↑ 2.53%

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#69

Sierra Leone

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166 cm

↑ 1.84%

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#175

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157 cm

↑ 1.29%

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Ranked in the World

#157

The average height in Sierra Leone is 166 cm for men and 157 cm for women, ranking one hundred seventy-fifth in terms of average height. Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world and has faced significant challenges related to war, poverty, and disease. As a result, the average height in Sierra Leone is lower than the global average, although there have been some improvements in recent years due to various initiatives aimed at improving healthcare, education, and nutrition.

Singapore

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176 cm

↑ 7.32%

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#60

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161 cm

↑ 5.92%

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#91

Slovakia

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181 cm

↑ 5.23%

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#15

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167 cm

↑ 3.73%

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#15

The average height in Slovakia is 181 cm for men, making it the fifteenth tallest country in the world. The average female height is 167 cm. The average height in Slovakia has increased in recent years due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

Slovenia

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181 cm

↑ 5.85%

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#16

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167 cm

↑ 5.7%

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#16

The average height in Slovenia is 181 cm for men, making it the sixteenth tallest country in the world. The average female height is 167 cm. The average height in Slovenia has increased in recent years, likely due to better healthcare and living conditions.

Solomon Islands

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163 cm

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#187

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157 cm

↑ 3.29%

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#158

The average height in the Solomon Islands is 163 cm for men and 157 cm for women, ranking one hundred and eighty-seventh in terms of average height. Malnutrition and poverty are significant issues in the Solomon Islands, particularly in remote areas, and this has contributed to stunted growth in children. Additionally, the country's cultural diversity and genetics may also play a role in determining height.

Somalia

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171 cm

↑ 4.27%

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#125

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160 cm

↑ 3.23%

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#112

South Africa

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170 cm

↑ 1.8%

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#138

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159 cm

↑ 1.27%

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#131

South Korea

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176 cm

↑ 7.32%

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#61

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163 cm

↑ 9.4%

Vs 1923

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#55

The average height in South Korea is 176 cm for men and 163 cm for women, ranking sixty-first in terms of average height. South Korea has seen a significant increase in average height over the past few decades, likely due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

Spain

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176 cm

↑ 6.67%

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#62

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162 cm

↑ 5.19%

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#70

The average height in Spain is 176 cm for men and 162 cm for women, ranking sixty-second in terms of average height. Spain has seen a moderate increase in average height over the past century, likely due to improvements in healthcare and nutrition.

Sri Lanka

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168 cm

↑ 5%

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#156

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156 cm

↑ 5.41%

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Ranked in the World

#167

Sudan

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172 cm

↑ 4.88%

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#111

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160 cm

↑ 3.23%

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#113

Suriname

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175 cm

↑ 4.79%

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#75

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162 cm

↑ 3.85%

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#71

Sweden

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181 cm

↑ 3.43%

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#17

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167 cm

↑ 2.45%

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#17

The average height in Sweden is 181 cm for men, making it the seventeenth tallest country in the world. The average height for women in Sweden is 167 cm. The average height in Sweden has remained relatively stable over the years, with some slight increases due to better healthcare and nutrition.

Switzerland

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179 cm

↑ 4.68%

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#36

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164 cm

↑ 2.5%

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#44

Syria

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172 cm

↑ 4.88%

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#112

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159 cm

↑ 3.92%

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#132

Taiwan

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174 cm

↑ 5.45%

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#89

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161 cm

↑ 5.92%

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Ranked in the World

#92

Tajikistan

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168 cm

↑ 1.2%

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#157

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158 cm

↑ 1.94%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#148

Tanzania

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167 cm

↑ 1.83%

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#168

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157 cm

↑ 1.95%

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Ranked in the World

#159

Thailand

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172 cm

↑ 6.83%

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#113

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159 cm

↑ 6%

Vs 1923

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#133

The average height in Thailand is 172 cm for men and 159 cm for women, ranking one hundred thirteenth in terms of average height. Thailand has experienced a moderate increase in average height over the past few decades, likely due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

The Bahamas

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174 cm

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#90

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163 cm

-

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#56

The Gambia

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168 cm

↑ 3.07%

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#158

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162 cm

-

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#72

Togo

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170 cm

↑ 3.03%

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#139

Average Female Height

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159 cm

↑ 1.92%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#134

Trinidad and Tobago

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176 cm

↑ 4.14%

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#63

Average Female Height

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163 cm

↑ 3.16%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#57

Tunisia

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177 cm

↑ 5.99%

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#46

Average Female Height

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162 cm

↑ 5.19%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#73

Turkey

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176 cm

↑ 6.02%

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#64

Average Female Height

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162 cm

↑ 5.88%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#74

Turkmenistan

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174 cm

↑ 4.82%

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#91

Average Female Height

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163 cm

↑ 3.82%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#58

Uganda

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169 cm

↑ 1.81%

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#145

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159 cm

↑ 1.27%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#135

Ukraine

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181 cm

↑ 6.47%

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#18

Average Female Height

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167 cm

↑ 5.03%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#18

The average height in Ukraine is 181 cm for men, making it the eighteenth tallest country in the world. Ukrainian women have an average height of 167 cm. The average height in Ukraine has increased in recent years, likely due to better healthcare and nutrition.

United Arab Emirates

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174 cm

↑ 6.1%

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#92

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161 cm

↑ 5.23%

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Ranked in the World

#93

United Kingdom

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178 cm

↑ 4.09%

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#40

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164 cm

↑ 3.8%

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#45

The average height in the United Kingdom is 178 cm for men, making it the fortieth tallest country in the world. British women have an average height of 164 cm. The average height in the United Kingdom has increased over the past century, likely due to better nutrition and healthcare.

United States of America

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178 cm

↑ 2.3%

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#41

Average Female Height

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163 cm

↑ 1.24%

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Ranked in the World

#59

The average height in America is 178 cm for men, making it the twenty-fourth tallest country in the world. American women have an average height of 163 cm. The average American height has increased over the past century, likely due to better nutrition and healthcare.

Uruguay

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174 cm

↑ 3.57%

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#93

Average Female Height

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162 cm

↑ 5.19%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#75

Uzbekistan

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171 cm

↑ 3.01%

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#126

Average Female Height

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160 cm

↑ 3.23%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#114

Vanuatu

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168 cm

↑ 1.82%

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#159

Average Female Height

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160 cm

↑ 2.56%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#115

Venezuela

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174 cm

↑ 6.1%

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#94

Average Female Height

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160 cm

↑ 6.67%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#116

Vietnam

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169 cm

↑ 6.29%

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#146

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158 cm

↑ 6.76%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#149

The average height in Vietnam is 169 cm for men and 158 cm for women, ranking one hundred forty-sixth in terms of average height. Vietnam has experienced a moderate increase in average height over the past few decades, likely due to improved nutrition and healthcare.

Yemen

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164 cm

↑ 2.5%

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#184

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155 cm

↑ 4.03%

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#179

The average height in Yemen is 164 cm for men and 155 cm for women, ranking one hundred eighty-fourth in terms of average height. Malnutrition and poverty are significant issues in Yemen, particularly in the context of ongoing conflict and political instability. These factors have contributed to stunted growth, particularly in children.

Zambia

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168 cm

↑ 1.82%

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#160

Average Female Height

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157 cm

↑ 1.29%

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Ranked in the World

#160

Zimbabwe

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171 cm

↑ 2.4%

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Ranked in the World

#127

Average Female Height

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160 cm

↑ 1.27%

Vs 1923

Ranked in the World

#117

FAQs

What is the tallest country in the world ?

The tallest country in the world is the Netherlands with an average male height of 184 cm.

What is the average height in the world ?

The average height in the world is around 175 cm for men and 162 cm for women.

What is the shortest country in the world ?

The shortest country in the world is East Timor, with an average male height of 160 cm.

What is the average height of a man ?

The average male height in the world is 173 cm.

What is the average height of a woman ?

The average female height worldwide is 163 cm.

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