10 Shortest Country in The World (2024)

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Height has always been a point of discussion among us irrespective of where we live in this world. Here is the list of the 10 shortest countries in the world (With Short we mean the Short height of people). With 10th being the least short country and 1st being the shortest country. As we approach the list we will see that Asian countries are dominating the list and are among the shortest people in the world.

Disclaimer: The ranking is made by averaging the average height of men and women in the country. Hence It can also be called as Shortest Average Height Countries in the world.

#10 Solomon Islands (159.93 cm) (5’24 ft)

Solomon Islands 10th shortest country

The Solomon Islands is an island country consisting of 6 major islands and 900+ smaller islands. With full of lush rainforests all across, coral reefs and turquoise water. It is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and sea divers because of its biodiversity. Solomon is famous for thousands of different marine life such as plants and species. Let’s not forget many species are only available in Solomon.

The country is present in the Southern Pacific region with Papua New Guinea as the neighbouring country. It is the 10th shortest height country with an average height of men is 163.07 cm (5’35 ft) and the average height of women at 156.79 cm (5’14 ft)

#9 Mozambique (159.86 cm) (5’24 ft)

Mozambique 9th short country

Mozambique is a coastal African country situated along the coastline of the Indian Ocean. The country is famous for its long lines of beaches. Its architecture also signifies its rich history while the welcoming culture gives a glimpse of vibrant culture.

Along with its beautiful architecture and rich culture, It also holds the record of being the 9th shortest average height country with men belonging an average height of 164.30 cm (5’39 ft) and women of 155.42 cm (5’09 ft)

#8 Philippines (159.68 cm) (5’23 ft)

Philippines 8th short country

The Philippines officially known as the Republic of Philippines consist of more than 7000 islands. The country is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and is famous for its breathtaking natural beauties and beaches. It is a neighbouring country of Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan and mainland China.

The average height of men in the Philippines is 165.23 cm (5’42 ft) while for women it is 154.14 cm (5’05 ft)

#7 Yemen (159.59 cm) (5’23 ft)

Yemen 7th short country

Yemen is a Gulf country situated around the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. It is also the neighbouring country of Saudi Arabia and Oman. It has a rich history of coffee. It is often regarded as the birthplace of Coffee. Traditional coffee houses, locally known as “qahveh khaneh” are an integral part of the country’s culture.

The country holds the 7th position in shortest average height with an average height of men is 164.42 cm (5’39 ft) and women 154.76 cm (5’07 ft)

#6 Madagascar (159.11 cm) (5’22 ft)

Madagascar 6th short country

The Republic of Madagascar is an Island country located in the Indian Ocean. Madagascar is the neighbouring country of Mozambique and the second largest island country after Indonesia. It is also known as the “Land of Lemurs” due to the wide variety of lemur species roaming around the island.

The average height of men in Madagascar is 165.16 cm (5’41 ft) and the average height of women is 153.06 cm (5’02 ft)

#5 Bangladesh (158.73 cm) (5’20 ft)

Bangladesh 5th short country

An Asian country residing near the Bay of Bengal and is the neighbouring country of India and Myanmar. The country has the world’s largest mangrove forest ‘Sunderbans’, home of Bengal Tigers and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bangladesh is the 5th shortest average-height country with an average height of men 165.08 cm (5’41 ft) and women of 152.38 cm (4’99 ft).

#4 Nepal (158.37 cm) (5’19 ft)

Nepal 4th short country

Covered by the beauty of the Himalayas, Nepal is also the home of the largest mountain peak in the world ‘Mountain Everest’. It is a renowned home to mountaineers and trekkers from all around the world.

Along with being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Nepal is a beautiful country in Southern Asia and also the neighbouring countries of India and China.

If we talk about the height of Nepali, the average height of Nepali men is 164.36 cm (5’39 ft) and for Nepali women is 152.39 cm (4’99 ft).

#3 Laos (157.94 cm) (5’18 ft)

Laos 3rd short country

Loas is a southern East Asian country sharing its boundaries with Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and China. It is famous for its mountainous terrain, Buddhist monasteries, and French colonial architecture present in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On Account of the shortest country race, Loas holds 3rd rank in the list of smallest human-height countries with an average height of men is 162.78 cm (5’39 ft) and an average height of women is 153.10 cm (5’02 ft).

#2 Guatemala (157.63 cm) (5’17 ft)

Guatemala 2nd country

Guatemala is a Central American country besides Mexico and El Salvador. The country is famous for its rainforests, volcanoes and is the home to the ancient Mayan Ruins. Not Just that Gautemala is also the home to a UNESCO World Heritage such as Antigua Guatemala.

Being the runner up is the list of top 10 Shortest country, The average height of men in Guatemala is 164.36 cm (5’39 ft) and women are 150.91 cm (4’95 ft).

#1 Timor Leste (156.42 cm) (5’13 ft)

Timor Leste shortest country

Timor Leste is the world’s shortest country. The average height of men in this country is 160.13 cm (5’25 ft). And the average height of women in Timor Leste is 152.71 cm (5’01 ft).

Also known as East Timor, It is a southeastern Asian country located near Indonesia. The landscapes range from lush mountains to golden beaches, making it a destination for those seeking both adventure and relaxation. According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), it is the most oil dependent economy in the world, contribution to almost 80% of the economy.


Which Country has the shortest population in the world?

The Shortest Population country in the world is Timor Leste with an average height of just 5’25 ft (160.13 cm) for men and 5’01 ft (152.71 cm) for women.

What is the Average Height in United States?

The Average Height in United States is 5’9 ft (175.3 cm) for men and 5’3.5 ft (161.3 cm)

Which Country has the Shortest Average Height male?

Timor Leste has the shortest average height male in the world with height approx 5’25 ft (160.13 cm).

Is Guatemala the shortest country in the world?

No, Guatemala is the second shortest country in the world with average height of male of 5’39 ft (164.36 cm) and the average height of female being 4’95 ft (150.91 cm)

Which Country has the shortest people in Europe?

Technically Azerbaijan (comes in Europe as well as Asia) is the country with shortest people in Europe but if we talk about the country that is completely a European Nation then it would be Portugal. Azerbaijan has an average height of 167.7 cm (5’6 ft), while Portugal has an average height of 167.8 cm (5’6 ft).

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