Where World's Tallest Women, Men Live

Latvian women, Dutch men are tallest: study
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2016 7:35 AM CDT
Where World's Tallest Women, Men Live
Latvia's Ineta Radevica competes at the European Athletics Championships in 2010.   (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

(Newser) – Latvian women are tallest in the world, with an average height of 5-foot-7, according to a new study in the journal eLife. The same study, based on 2014 data, finds Dutch men tower over the rest at an even 6 feet on average, reports the BBC. The US—home to the third tallest men and fourth tallest women in 1914—now sits at the 37th and 42nd spot, respectively. Here are the top 5 "tall" countries:

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For women:

  1. Latvia
  2. Netherlands
  3. Estonia
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Serbia
For men:
  1. Netherlands
  2. Belgium
  3. Estonia
  4. Latvia
  5. Denmark
Check out the full lists or the top causes of death for men and women. (Read more height stories.)

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