What is the tallest region in the world?
#1
By this, i mean a part of a country or zone wich is particulary taller than average (ex: dinaric alps in former yugoslavia or midwest in the usa)
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#2
According to this study the average young man (2005) in the Dinaric alps was 185.6 cm (over 6'1"):

https://www.researchgate.net/publication...naric_Alps

If it's true then they should be the tallest people in the world.
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#3
The peoples of the Dinaric Alps (a mountainous region that includes parts of Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Albania) are considered to be the tallest in the world, with 17 year olds having an average height of 185.6 cm/6'1.1" for men and 171.8 cm/5'7.6" for women. The countries that comprise this region have national averages in the 179 cm/5'10.5" to 183 cm/6'0" range for young men and the 165.6 cm/5'5.2" to 168.4 cm/5'6.3" range for young women.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar...via%3Dihub

Note: The authors of the study added one centimeter to the averages of the Dinaric Alps to compensate for unfinished growth.

I disagree that white Americans in the Midwest are any taller than the rest of the country. At 6'0"/184 cm I was still noticeably taller than average when I was in Colorado and southern Illinois; the average seemed to be around 178 cm/5'10.1" for young men, which is pretty consistent with the national average for young white men in their 20s and 30s.
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#4
They say the Frisians are very tall too, but I don't know if they're taller than the Dinaric people.
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#5
They say the Dinka of Sudan are very tall too. If you look at their pictures you'll see that they're very tall with long limbs. Probably an adaptation to the hot climate.
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