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August 1, 2016

Where the Tallest People Live


Above, a graphic showing the average height of men born in 1996 by country.

From a paper by health science group Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) published in the journal eLife: "The largest gain in adult height over the past century has occurred in South Korean women and Iranian men, who became 20.2 cm and 16.5 cm taller, respectively."

"In contrast, there was little change in adult height in some sub-Saharan African countries and in South Asia over the century of analysis."

"The tallest people over these 100 years are men born in the Netherlands in the last quarter of 20th century, whose average heights surpassed 182.5 cm, and the shortest were women born in Guatemala in 1896 (140.3 cm)."

The graphic below shows the average height of men born in 1896 by country.


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