2017 World Women's Handball Championship
The 2017 IHF World Women's Handball Championship, the 23rd event hosted by the International Handball Federation, was held in Germany from 1 to 17 December 2017. Germany was the only applicant for this championship. Germany was host of the World Championships in 1965 and 1997.
|Teams||24 (from 4 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 6 host cities)|
|Champions||France (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||4384 (52.19 per match)|
|Attendance||236,613 (2,817 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Nora Mørk|
|Best player||Stine Bredal Oftedal|
France won their second title after 2003, by defeating reigning champions Norway 23–21 in the final.