According to the largest dataset of data scientists have ever collected on human height, Danes rank fourth among tallest people. In the world.
followed by Icelandics in sixth place, Swedes in twelve, Norwegians in thirteen, and Finns in seventeen.
The Baltics, which have the highest average height for both men and women globally, are just slightly shorter than the Nordics in height.
This results in the second-tallest population in the world being from the Nordic region.
Let’s explore how the men and women of the Nordic nations compare in terms of height to those of other. Nations and the rest of the world:
Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland are the highest countries on earth in terms of average height.
Height averages for men and women in the Nordic nations
Averaging 182 cm (5 ft 12 in) for men and 169 cm for women, Denmark has the highest population in the Nordic region (5 ft 6 in).
The average height of men from Finland, Sweden, and Norway is 180 cm (5’1078″), compared to 181 cm (5’1114″) for men from Iceland and the other Nordic nations.
The Nordics are Averagely Tall in Relation to Other Regions.
The average height in the Nordic region is relatively tall when compared to other regions of the world
Let’s also compare the average height of the Nordic people to that of other global populations.
The results, which indicate that Nordic and Baltic men are the tallest men in the world per region, were produced. by adding together.
the data from each nation and determining a weighted average for each region (i.e., an average adjusted for the population of each country within the region).
The Baltics narrowly defeat the Nordics to take the title of tallest region in the globe since they are only 0.5 cm (0.2 in) taller than their Nordic counterparts.
Furthermore, if Southeast Europe had been separated into smaller sub-regions, the Western Balkan countries, which are among.
the highest in the world, would have come in first. The Western Balkans is home to the Dinaric Alps.
Why are Nordic people, in general, so tall?
What influences average height, according to scientists
According to Professor Lars Werdelin (Swedish Museum of Natural History) and notably the availability of nutrient-dense school lunches more recently.
Europeans in general are assumed to be taller on average due to a generally improved diet starting in the mid.1800s (Imperial College in London).
It should be emphasised that, like every other aspect of human nature, the length of an individual is thought to. Be influenced by both nature (genes) and nurture (food).
Therefore, while a healthy diet has a significant impact on a person’s height, some parts of the world, such as. The short Pygmee people of central Africa.
and the tall Dinka people of South Sudan, are thought to have historically had an average height that was higher. Or lower due primarily to genetic factors.
The Dinka people, however, have recently been seen to have lost a lot of their tall stature due to you. Guessed it, undernutrition.
suggesting that a nutritious diet is the most crucial component in determining human height.