The study published on eLife claims looked at how different nations had literally grown over the last 100 years and found that the tallest women live in Latvia, the Netherlands, Estonia and Czech Republic, with average height surpassing 168 cm.

“Being taller is associated with enhanced longevity, and higher education and earnings,” the study’s authors said. “There is also evidence that taller people on average have higher education, earnings, and possibly even social position.”

Since 1914, Czech women have grown nearly 14cm – 2cm more than the average man.

The study analyses average heights in nearly 200 countries across the world, and also compares them with heights from more than 100 years ago.

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