What is the average female height in the UK?

Research shows that the average height of a British woman is 5ft 4.7in (164.4cm), and that mankind is still growing. Scientists predict that the average height of women will continue to slowly increase over the years. However, because the increase in average height has slowed in recent years many researchers believe that we will reach the maximum human height within the next 50 years. 



How can you measure the height of a woman?

To properly measure the height of a woman you should measure from the ground to the crown of the head. The best way to do this is to stand barefoot with a straight back against a wall with your heels touching the wall. This will ensure that you are standing up straight. Ask someone to measure you.

How tall was the tallest woman in history?

The tallest woman who ever lived is thought to be a Dutch woman called Trijntje Cornelisdochter Keever. She lived from 1616 to 1633, and measured 8ft 4in (2.54 meters). She was the tallest women in recorded history. In second place is the Chinese Zeng Jinlian, who measured 8ft 1.6in (2.48 meters).

How short was the shortest woman in history?

Improbable as it may sound, the Netherlands hold the record for shortest woman in history, as well as the tallest woman in history. Pauline Musters (1876 - 1895) only grew to a height of 1ft 11.2 (59 cm), making her the shortest woman in recorded history.

Which factors can influence your average adult height?

Your adult height depends of various factors. Height is partly determined by your genetics. If both your parents are short, there is a large chance that you will be short too, and if both your parents are tall, you are likely to become a tall adult too. Your adult height is also partly determined by lifestyle. Many studies conducted into the effects of different lifestyles have shown that people with a healthy lifestyle will have on average a higher adult height that those who have an unhealthy adult lifestyle.

When do women stop growing?

It is difficult to determine when exactly a woman is fully-grown. We do know that women stop growing in height earlier than men. However, some women will stop growing at the age of 16 while others are not fully-grown until their 21st.

What is the average height of women in other countries?

The following overview shows the average heights of women in other countries:

 Country:   Average height: 
 Belgium  5ft 5.6in (166.6 cm) 
 Canada  5ft 5in (165 cm)
 France  5ft 3.7in (161.8 cm) 
 Finland  5ft 4.4in (163.5 cm)
 Italy  5ft 3.8in (162.1 cm)
 Japan  5ft 0.2in (153 cm)
 Netherlands  5ft 6.8in (169.6 cm)
 Norway  5ft 6in (167.6 cm)
 Spain  5ft 5.5in (166 cm)
 United States  5ft 4.6in (164.1 cm)


See besides average female height also:
Average Male Height
Average Child Height
Average Female Weight 
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