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The tallest and smallest world leaders, ranked by height



Studies have shown that voters lean towards taller politicians, viewing them as better suited to leadership.

But the world’s leaders fill the whole spectrum, with some topping six feet, and others closer to five feet tall.

World leaders don’t always publicize their height, which means that estimating often comes down to comparing them as they stand beside each other, or with other celebrities whose heights are public.

Some world leaders even go out of their way to seem taller than they are, so their real height can be something of a surprise.

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Here’s the height of 13 world leaders and how they compare to their counterparts. They are ranked from shortest to tallest.

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