British women now average 5′ 5″ (164.4 cm) compared to 5′ (153.4 cm) at the start of the century.
This pushes them up the world league table of the tallest from 57th place in 1914 to 38th place today.
British men have grown to 5′ 10″ (178 cm), up 10.6 cm, and have moved up from 36th to 31st place.
Who are the tallest?
Latvian women are the tallest and average 5′ 7″ (170 cm)
Dutch men are the tallest at 6′ (183 cm)
Who are the shortest?
Men from East Timor and the Yemen at 5′ 3″ (160 cm), Laos (161 cm), Madagascar and Malawi (both 5′ 4″ or 162 cm).
Women from Guatemala at 4′ 11″ (149 cm), the Philippines (150 cm), and Bangladesh, Nepal and East Timor (all 151…
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