Which nationalities are the tallest and the shortest?

I’ve just returned from a week’s holiday in Montenegro and Serbia. I was surprised at how tall both the men and women were in both nations, so I’ve done a little research and I find that these are the 10 tallest countries:

The world’s 10 tallest countries

  1. Netherlands – 1.838m
  2. Montenegro – 1.832m
  3. Denmark – 1.826m
  4. Norway – 1.824m
  5. Serbia – 1.82m
  6. Germany – 1.81m
  7. Croatia – 1.805m
  8. Czech Republic – 1.8031m
  9. Slovenia – 1.803m
  10. Luxembourg – 1.799m

So, it was not just my imagination. Montenegro and Serbia are second and fifth respectively. Interestingly, two other former republics of the former Yugoslavia – Croatia and Slovenia – are also in the top 10.

So, what about the opposite end of the scale? Here’s the relevant data:

The world’s 10 shortest countries

  1. Indonesia – 1.58m
  2. Bolivia – 1.6m
  3. Philippines – 1.619m
  4. Vietnam – 1.621m
  5. Cambodia – 1.625m
  6. Nepal – 1.63m
  7. Ecuador – 1.635m
  8. Sri Lanka – 1.636m
  9. Nigeria – 1.638m
  10. Peru – 1.64m

All these data is for men, but the picture for women is similar. You can learn more here.


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