2017 World Women's Handball Championship
|Teams||24 (from 4 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 6 host cities)|
The 2017 IHF World Women's Handball Championship, the 23rd event hosted by the International Handball Federation, will be 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.
|Host nation||15 December 2011||1||Germany|
|2015 World Championship||5–20 December 2015||1||Norway|
|2016 African Women's Handball Championship||28 November – 7 December 2016||3|| Angola
|2016 European Women's Handball Championship||4–18 December 2016||3|| Denmark
|2017 Asian Women's Handball Championship||13–22 March 2017||3|| China
|European qualification||9–15 June 2017||9|
|2017 Pan American Women's Handball Championship||16–25 July 2017||3|
1 Bold indicates champion for that year, Italics indicates host for that year.
- IHF Council awards World Championships 2017 to Germany and France, by International Handball Federation, 15 December 2011
- "Sechs Spielorte für die Frauen-Weltmeisterschaft 2017". dhb.de. 25 November 2015.