Dutch men are the world’s tallest : study finds

Dutch men are the world’s tallest : study finds

Dutch men are the world’s tallest : study finds

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jul, 2016 | 12:00 pm

The tallest men on the planet come from the Netherlands, while the tallest women are from Latvia, a new study confirms.

The average Dutchman is now 183cm (6ft) tall, while the average Latvian woman reaches 170cm (5ft 7in).

The numbers for this height leaderboard come from a massive international study that brought in data from 1,472 population surveys with height information on 18.6 million people since 1914.

The smallest men on the planet are to be found in East Timor (160cm; 5ft 3in).

The world’s smallest women are in Guatemala, a status they also held back in 1914. According to the survey data, a century ago the average Guatemalan 18-year-old female was 140cm (4ft 7in). Today she has still not quite reached 150cm (4ft 11in)

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