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Which nation has the tallest people on average?

  1. Hezekiah profile image85
    Hezekiahposted 5 years ago

    Which nation has the tallest people on average?

    Was wondering who are he tallest, Northern Europeans seem quite tall.

  2. Philanthropy2012 profile image86
    Philanthropy2012posted 5 years ago

    The Netherlands is the nation with the tallest people. Only 20 years ago they were below average I believe. Thanks to the improved diet of the average citizen great heights are now seen.

    Average height has much more to do with nutrition than genes, the USA used to the tallest nation but now perhaps because other countries have shown a stronger initiative for providing nutrition to its people the tables have turned.

    Genetically, it is known that the slavic people are the tallest. This is seen regions in Serbia where the average heigh of a man is over 6ft 2. The slavic people are known to be the tallest but the statistics do not reflect that because of malnutrition and low incomes preventing healthy living.

    Hope this helped.


    1. Hezekiah profile image85
      Hezekiahposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the answer

  3. cam8510 profile image96
    cam8510posted 5 years ago

    It was interesting to read up on this topic when I was googling it.  While the Netherlands is the correct answer, there are some pretty tall african tribes as well.  Maasi, Tutsi, Dinka and Watusi are some of the tallest.  Nutrition is the most important factor regarding height.  Some of these tribes are experiencing poorer nutrition due to war.  The result is that they are getting shorter, some by as much as three inches over the past few years.  The average height for these tribes is very close to that of the Netherlands.