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What is the average height of men and women worldwide?

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Height of men and women worldwideWorldwide, the average adult male and female weight varies from country to country. For detailed information, see the lists below. The source of this information is the website Disabled-World. You can read more about the average height of men and women, and read an accompanying article, via the the page link, further down this page, listed under Related Links.

Here are specific examples (the list for women first and then the list for men).

Country and average female height:
  • Argentina 161.03 cm (5 ft 3.4 in)
  • Australia 163.9 cm (5' 4.5")
  • Bahrain 154.7 cm (5' 1")
  • Belgium 163.3 cm (5' 4.3")
  • Brazil 158.0 cm (5' 2.2")
  • Cameroon 161.3 cm (5' 3.5")
  • Canada 161.0 cm (5' 3.4")
  • China (PRC) 154.5 cm (5' 0.8")
  • China 158.6 cm (5' 2.5")
  • Colombia 158.65 cm (5' 2.4")
  • Côte d'Ivoire 159.1 cm (5' 2.7")
  • Czech Republic 167.3 cm (5' 6.0")
  • Dinaric Alps 171.0 cm (5' 7.2")
  • Finland 164.7 cm (5' 4.7")
  • France 161.9 cm (5' 3.7")
  • Ghana 158.53 cm (5' 2.4")
  • Gambia 157.8 cm (5' 2.2")
  • Germany 165 cm (5' 4.9")
  • Guatemala (Maya people) 142.2 cm (4' 6")
  • Hong Kong 158.8 cm (5' 2.6")
  • Hungary, Debrecen 165.84 cm (5' 5.2")
  • Iceland 167.6 cm (5' 6")
  • India 152.4 cm (5' 0")
  • Indonesia 147.0 cm (4' 10.0")
  • Indonesia, East Bali 151.3 cm (4' 11.5")
  • Iran 160.0 cm (5' 3")
  • Iraq 155.8 cm (5' 1.3")
  • Israel 162.7 cm (5' 4.1")
  • Italy - Middle & North 163.2 cm (5' 4.2")
  • Italy - South 160.8 cm (5' 3.3")
  • Japan 158.8 cm (5' 2.6")
  • Korea, South 162.56 cm (5' 4")
  • Malaysia 153.3 cm (5' 0.4")
  • Malta 159 cm (5' 2.6")
  • Malawi 155 cm (5' 1.1")
  • Mali 160.4 cm (5' 3.2")
  • Mexico, State of Morelos 155 cm (5' 1.1")
  • Netherlands 168.7 cm (5' 6.4")
  • New Zealand 165.0 cm (5' 5")
  • Nigeria 157.8 cm (5' 2.1")
  • Norway 167.2 cm (5' 5.9")
  • Philippines 151.8 cm (4' 11.8")
  • Singapore 160 cm (5' 3")
  • South Africa 159.0 cm (5' 2.5")
  • Spain 161 cm (5' 3.3")
  • Sweden 166.9 cm (5' 5.7")
  • Switzerland 164.0 cm (5' 3.8")
  • Taiwan 159.68 cm (5' 2.75")
  • Thailand 157.3 cm (5' 1.9")
  • Turkey 161.4 cm (5' 3.5")
  • United Kingdom 163.7 cm (5' 4.4")
  • U.S. 164.1 cm (5' 4.6")
  • Vietnam 156

If you wish to read about weight in relation to height and body composition, see the page link, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.

Country and average male height:
  • Argentina 174.46 cm (5 ft 8.6 in)
  • Australia 178.4 cm (5' 10.2")
  • Bahrain 165.1 cm (5' 5")
  • Belgium 176.6 cm (5' 9.5")
  • Brazil 169.0 cm (5' 6.5")
  • Cameroon 170.6 cm (5' 7.2")
  • Canada 174 cm (5' 8.5")
  • China (PRC) 164.8 cm (5' 4.9")
  • China 169.4 cm (5' 6.7")
  • Colombia 170.64 cm (5' 7.2")
  • Côte d'Ivoire 170.1 cm (5' 7")
  • Czech Republic 180.3 cm (5' 11")
  • Denmark 180.6 cm (5' 11.1")
  • Dinaric Alps 185.6 cm (6' 1.0")
  • Estonia 179.1 cm (5' 10.5")
  • Finland 178.2 cm (5' 10")
  • France 174.1 cm (5' 8.5")
  • Ghana 169.46 cm (5' 6.7")
  • Gambia 168.0 cm (5' 6.1")
  • Germany 178.1 cm (5' 10")
  • Guatemala (Maya people) 157.5 cm (5' 2")
  • Hong Kong 170 cm (5' 7")
  • Hungary, Debrecen 179.14 cm (5' 10.4")
  • Iceland 181.7 cm (5' 11.5")
  • India 165.3 cm (5' 5")
  • Indonesia 158.0 cm (5' 2.2")
  • Indonesia, East Bali 162.4 cm (5' 3.9")
  • Iran 174.24 cm (5' 8.6")
  • Iraq 165.4 cm (5' 5.1")
  • Israel 175.6 cm (5' 9.2")
  • Italy - Middle & North 176.9 cm (5' 9.7")
  • Italy - South 174.2 cm (5' 8.0")
  • Japan 171.2 cm (5' 7.4")
  • Korea, South 175.26 cm (5' 9")
  • Lithuania 176.3 cm (5' 9.4")
  • Malaysia 164.7 cm (5' 4.8")
  • Malta 169 cm (5' 6.5")
  • Malawi 166 cm (5' 5.3")
  • Mali 171.3 cm (5' 7.4")
  • Mexico, State of Morelos 167 cm (5' 5.7")
  • Netherlands 184.8 cm (6' 0.8")
  • New Zealand 177.0 cm (5' 9.7")
  • Nigeria 163.8 cm (5' 4.5")
  • Norway 179.9 cm (5' 10.8")
  • Philippines 163.5 cm (5' 4.4")
  • Portugal 172.8 cm (5' 8")
  • Singapore 170.6 cm (5' 7.2")
  • South Africa 169.0 cm (5' 6.5")
  • Spain 170 cm (5' 7")
  • Sweden 180 cm (5' 10.9")
  • Switzerland 175.5 cm (5' 9")
  • Taiwan 171.45 cm (5' 7.5")
  • Thailand 167.5 cm (5' 5.9")
  • Turkey 173.74 cm (5' 8.4")
  • United Kingdom 176.8 cm (5' 9.6")
  • U.S. 178.2 cm (5' 10.2")
  • Vietnam 167 cm

If you wish to read about weight in relation to height and body composition, see the page link, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.

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