Average Height by Country 2020

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Most countries use the metric system to measure height. Still, three countries have yet to break their dedication and loyalty to the imperial system measurements. These three countries are Liberia, Myanmar, and the United States of America. Even though the metric system is the most common measurement system, we will include the average height by country in both metric units and imperial units.

For clarification, the imperial system measures height by way of feet and inches, whereas the metric system uses meters and centimeters. These measurement units are not hard to switch between, but countries tend to stick to one over the other to maintain consistency.

The ten tallest countries, with the first one being the country with the tallest average human height in the world, include...

At the other end of the spectrum are the top ten countries with the shortest average height, which currently include:

Average Height by Country 2020

Country Average Male Height (cm) Average Female Height (cm) Average Male Height (ft) Average Female Height (ft) Population 2020
Samoa166.65 ft 5 1⁄2 in198,414
Montenegro183.4169.46 ft 0 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in628,066
Iceland1811685 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in341,243
Comoros154.85 ft 1 in869,601
Swaziland159.15 ft 2 1⁄2 in1,160,164
Slovenia180.3167.45 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in2,078,938
Estonia179.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in1,326,535
Lesotho157.65 ft 2 in2,142,249
Gabon158.45 ft 2 1⁄2 in2,225,734
Namibia160.75 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,540,905
Armenia158.15 ft 2 in2,963,243
Moldova161.25 ft 3 1⁄2 in4,033,963
Central African Republic158.95 ft 2 1⁄2 in4,829,767
Ireland1771635 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in4,937,786
Liberia157.35 ft 2 in5,057,681
Republic Of The Congo1595 ft 2 1⁄2 in5,518,087
El Salvador160.35 ft 3 in6,486,205
Kyrgyzstan1585 ft 2 in6,524,195
Nicaragua153.75 ft 1⁄2 in6,624,554
Togo1595 ft 2 1⁄2 in8,278,724
Serbia182166.85 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,737,371
Bosnia And Herzegovina181.7169.45 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in3,280,819
Honduras1525 ft 0 in9,904,607
Sweden181.5166.85 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in10,099,265
Lithuania181.3167.55 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in2,722,289
Croatia180.4166.495 ft 11 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in4,105,267
Denmark180.45 ft 11 in5,792,202
Slovakia179.4165.65 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in5,459,642
Jordan158.25 ft 2 1⁄2 in10,203,134
Czech Republic180.31167.225 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in10,708,981
Norway179.7167.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in5,421,241
Austria1791665 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in9,006,398
Finland178.9165.35 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in5,540,720
Tonga176.1165.35 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in105,695
Albania174161.85 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,877,797
Dominican Republic172.71595 ft 8 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in10,847,910
Cuba1681565 ft 6 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in11,326,616
Haiti158.65 ft 2 1⁄2 in11,402,528
Belgium178.6168.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in11,589,623
Switzerland178.25 ft 10 in8,654,622
New Zealand1771645 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in4,822,233
Israel1771665 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,655,535
Greece1771655 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in10,423,054
Hungary1761645 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in9,660,351
Bulgaria175.2163.25 ft 9 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in6,948,445
Portugal173.7163.75 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in10,196,709
United Arab Emirates173.4156.45 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in9,890,402
Jamaica171.8160.85 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,961,167
Azerbaijan171.8165.45 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in10,139,177
Hong Kong171.7158.75 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in7,496,981
Singapore1711605 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in5,850,342
Qatar170.8161.15 ft 7 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,881,053
Uruguay1701585 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in3,473,730
Malta169.9159.95 ft 7 in5 ft 3 in441,543
Mongolia168.4157.75 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in3,278,290
Gambia168157.85 ft 6 in5 ft 2 in2,416,668
Bahrain165.1154.25 ft 5 in5 ft 1⁄2 in1,701,575
Bolivia151.85 ft 0 in11,673,021
Benin159.35 ft 2 1⁄2 in12,123,200
Rwanda157.75 ft 2 in12,952,218
Guinea158.85 ft 2 1⁄2 in13,132,795
Zimbabwe160.35 ft 3 in14,862,924
Chad162.65 ft 4 in16,425,864
Cambodia152.45 ft 0 in16,718,965
Senegal1635 ft 4 in16,743,927
Netherlands180.8167.55 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in17,134,872
Guatemala147.34 ft 10 in17,915,568
Zambia158.55 ft 2 1⁄2 in18,383,955
Kazakhstan159.85 ft 3 in18,776,707
Burkina Faso161.65 ft 3 1⁄2 in20,903,273
Madagascar154.35 ft 1⁄2 in27,691,018
Mozambique1565 ft 1 1⁄2 in31,255,435
Uzbekistan159.95 ft 3 in33,469,203
Morocco158.55 ft 2 1⁄2 in36,910,560
Poland178.7165.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in37,846,611
Australia175.6161.85 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in25,499,884
Taiwan171.4159.95 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in23,816,775
Uganda159.25 ft 2 1⁄2 in45,741,007
Tanzania156.65 ft 1 1⁄2 in59,734,218
France175.6162.55 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in65,273,511
Turkey173.6161.95 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in84,339,067
Dr Congo157.75 ft 2 in89,561,403
Ethiopia157.65 ft 2 in114,963,588
Russia177.2164.15 ft 10 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in145,934,462
Italy176.5162.55 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in60,461,826
Germany175.4162.85 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in83,783,942
United Kingdom175.3161.95 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in67,886,011
Canada175.1162.35 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in37,742,154
Argentina174.46161.015 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in45,195,774
Spain1741635 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in46,754,778
Romania1721575 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in19,237,691
Japan1721585 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in126,476,461
Mexico1721595 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in128,932,753
Mali171.3160.45 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in20,250,833
South Korea170.7157.45 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in51,269,185
Colombia170.6158.75 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in50,882,891
Kenya169.6158.25 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in53,771,296
South Africa1681595 ft 6 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in59,308,690
Bangladesh150.64 ft 11 1⁄2 in164,689,383
United States175.3161.55 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in331,002,651
Brazil170.7158.85 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in212,559,417
Cameroon170.6161.35 ft 7 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in26,545,863
Thailand170.31595 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in69,799,978
Iran170.3157.25 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in83,992,949
Egypt170.3158.95 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in102,334,404
Ivory Coast170.1159.15 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in26,378,274
Chile169.6156.15 ft 7 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in19,116,201
Ghana169.5158.55 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in31,072,940
China169.51585 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in1,439,323,776
Saudi Arabia168.9156.35 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in34,813,871
Malaysia166.3154.75 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 in32,365,999
India166.3152.65 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in1,380,004,385
Malawi1661555 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 in19,129,952
North Korea165.6154.95 ft 5 in5 ft 1 in25,778,816
Iraq165.4155.85 ft 5 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in40,222,493
Peru1641515 ft 4 1⁄2 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in32,971,854
Nigeria163.8157.85 ft 4 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in206,139,589
Sri Lanka163.6151.45 ft 4 1⁄2 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in21,413,249
Philippines163.5151.85 ft 4 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in109,581,078
Nepal163150.85 ft 4 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in29,136,808
Vietnam162.1152.25 ft 4 in5 ft 0 in97,338,579
Indonesia1581475 ft 2 in4 ft 10 in273,523,615