Top 10 Countries With Tallest People in the World
Top 10 Countries With Tallest People in the World

World Population Review’s 2022 recently published its report on the average height by countries around the globe.

Despite being the tallest, the average height for Dutch people is shrinking, a recent study released by the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), a government institution, revealed.

Dutch men born in 2001 are 0.39 inches, or 1 centimetre shorter than those born in 1980. Dutch women born in 2001 are 0.55 inches, or 1.4 centimetres shorter than those born twenty years earlier.

Montenegrins were just behind the Dutch as the second tallest country in the world. The average height of a male in Montenegro is 183.30 cm, or 6 foot, and for females 169.96 cm, or 5 foot 7.

Denmark, Norway, Serbia, Germany, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Slovenia and Luxembourg are also named in the list of top 10 countries with good statistics in citizen's height! Check the detailed information below!

List of top 10 countries with tallest people in the world

#1. The Netherlands – 183.78 cm

#2. Montenegro – 183.21 cm

#3. Denmark – 182.60 cm

#4. Norway – 182.39 cm

#5. Serbia – 181.99 cm

#6. Germany – 181.00 cm

#7. Croatia – 180.49 cm

#8. The Czech Republic – 180.26 cm

#9. Slovenia – 180.28 cm

#10. Luxembourg – 179.90 cm

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Which country has tallest people in the world?

#1. The Netherlands – 183.78 cm

Top 10 Countries With Tallest People in the World
The Netherlands is the country will tallest people in the world right now!

Tallest people in the world have been identified as living in the Netherlands where Dutch men are, on average, as tall as 183.78 cm and the women are 171 cm. According to military records, the average male height in the country has risen by 20 cm in the last 150 years.

A popular explanation is the dairy-rich diet of those living in the Netherlands. The national cuisine of the Netherlands is mainly dairy products, potatoes, seafood and meat.

#2. Montenegro – 183.21 cm

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Montenegro ranks second in the top 10 countries with tallest people in the world

Neighboring Bosnia & Herzegovina is another tiny eastern European country called Montenegro. This country is the third tallest, with an average height of 6’0” (or 183.21cm). Based on its proximity to Bosnia & Herzegovina, it makes sense that this country is in the top five.

#3. Denmark – 182.60 cm

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Denmark, located close to the Netherlands but a little further north along the North Sea, comes in third with an average height of 182.6 cm, or 6 foot. Again, the country is close in height to its competitor in third place with a small difference of 0.6cm.

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#4. Norway – 182.39 cm

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Norway hits the list in the fourth spot, with its citizens' average heights measuring 182.39 cm, or 5 foot 11.8 inches. In the old days, the Vikings were some of the tallest people, and, today, Norwegians remain in that category. The Norwegian diet is full of protein and good calories that must maintain their superb growth from childhood years and on. The country is known for its quality of life and social mobility, as well as its human development assistance from the government. Much of this is supported by its oil reserve revenues.

#5. Serbia – 181.99 cm

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Bordering Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro is Serbia, the fifth tallest country in the world. (Something must be in the water over there!) With an average height of 181.99 cm, or 5 foot 11.6 inches, Serbia is another country just shy of the 6’ height of the top four countries above.

#6. Germany – 181.00 cm

Top 10 Countries With Tallest People in the World

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, German living standards have risen to be among the very best in the world. Nutrition and health are, therefore, very good. This helps to explain why Germans have been getting taller in recent generations. With an average height of 181.00 cm, or 5 foot 11.2 inches.

#7. Croatia – 180.49 cm

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Croatians are ranked 7th in the world when it comes to average height. The average height for Croatian men is 180.49 cm, or 5 foot 11 inches. The average height for Croatian women is 166.80 cm, or 5 foot 6 inches.

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#8. The Czech Republic – 180.28 cm

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Czech rank among the top 10 tallest, sliding in at number 8 with an average height of 180.28cm, or 5 foot 10.96 inches. That’s a pretty big jump; in 1914, Czech men ranked as the 24th tallest at 168cm.

#9. Slovenia – 180.26 cm

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Rounding up the countries with tall people, Slovenia is the home of a population which averages 180.26 cm in height. Slovenians enjoy outdoor pursuits and have amazing mountains to do this in, and they eat a very healthy diet. But, of course, they are part of the same gene pool as the other tall countries listed here too. Finally, one in 20 Slovenes keep bees – could honey be an influencing dietary factor in height?

#10. Luxembourg – 179.90 cm

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Luxembourg comes in at the tenth spot in the list, with its citizens' average heights collectively being 179.9 cm, or 5 foot 10.82 inches across both genders. Genes could influence growth at each stage of height achieved in life. Obviously, nutrition and environment also are other factors that turn on the growth genes in childhood. Breastfeeding is also being promoted in the country as being beneficial to babies.

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Fun fact!

Sultan Kösen is the tallest living man in the world! He is Turkish and was born on December 10th, 1982.

Sultan also holds the record for largest hands on a living person, each one measuring 28.5 cm (11.22 in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger. He previously held the record for largest feet on a living person, with his left foot measuring 36.5 cm (1 ft 2 in) and right foot measuring 35.5 cm (1 ft 1.98 in).

Although Turkey is home of the tallest man in the world, the average height of turkish men is around 165.2 cm.