Spaniards grow to average height in Europe

28th January 2008, Comments 1 comment

Spaniards have now caught up with the rest of Europe when it comes to height.

28 January 2008

MADRID - Spaniards have now caught up with the rest of Europe when it comes to height, according to a study released on Friday by five university hospitals.

The investigation, which took the measurements of some 32,000 people between the years 2000 and 2004, reveals that in 20 years, Spanish men have grown an average of between 1.4 and 3.4 centimetres, while women have grown between 2.6 and 4.2 centimetres, meaning that only the Germans, Dutch and Swedish are taller.

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Subject: Spanish news

1 Comment To This Article

  • enrico posted:

    on 17th November 2008, 23:51:17 - Reply

    exaggerations!!!young spaniards are a bit taller than young italians who are shorter than french by 1,5-2,0 cm.French are slightly shorter than britons that are 2,5cm shorter than germans and scandinavians who are 3cm shorter than dutch people