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Literacy - total(%) 2013 Country Ranks, Alphabetical
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This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
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Rank Country Value Date of Info
213
.
Afghanistan28.102000 est.
253
.
AkrotiriNANA
51
.
Albania98.702001 census
174
.
Algeria69.902002 est.
79
.
American Samoa97.001980 est.
7
.
Andorra100.00NA
173
.
Angola70.102010 est.
92
.
Anguilla95.001984 est.
255
.
AntarcticaNANA
147
.
Antigua and Barbuda85.802003 est.
57
.
Argentina98.102010 census
21
.
Armenia99.602010 est.
74
.
Aruba97.302000 census
254
.
Ashmore and Cartier IslandsNANA
45
.
Australia99.002003 est.
63
.
Austria98.00NA
11
.
Azerbaijan99.802010 census
88
.
Bahamas, The95.602003 est.
94
.
Bahrain94.602010 census
194
.
Bangladesh56.802010 est.
18
.
Barbados99.702002 est.
22
.
Belarus99.602009 census
46
.
Belgium99.002003 est.
163
.
Belize76.902000 census
206
.
Benin42.402010 census
62
.
Bermuda98.002005 est.
204
.
Bhutan47.002003 est.
143
.
Bolivia86.702001 census
66
.
Bosnia and Herzegovina97.902010 est.
149
.
Botswana84.502010 est.
256
.
Bouvet IslandNANA
135
.
Brazil88.602004 est.
257
.
British Indian Ocean TerritoryNANA
68
.
British Virgin Islands97.801991 est.
109
.
Brunei92.702001 census
56
.
Bulgaria98.402011
216
.
Burkina Faso21.802003 est.
128
.
Burma89.902006 est.
180
.
Burundi67.202010 est.
161
.
Cambodia77.602008 census
164
.
Cameroon75.902001 est.
39
.
Canada99.002003 est.
150
.
Cape Verde84.302010 est.
60
.
Cayman Islands98.001970 est.
198
.
Central African Republic56.002010 est.
211
.
Chad34.502010 est.
87
.
Chile95.702002 census
116
.
China92.202007
244
.
Christmas IslandNANA
245
.
Clipperton IslandNANA
246
.
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsNANA
125
.
Colombia90.402005 census
165
.
Comoros74.902010 est.
182
.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the66.802010 est.
151
.
Congo, Republic of the83.802003 est.
91
.
Cook Islands95.00NA
237
.
Coral Sea IslandsNANA
93
.
Costa Rica94.902000 census
195
.
Cote d'Ivoire56.202010 est.
49
.
Croatia98.802010 est.
9
.
Cuba99.802002 census
236
.
CuracaoNANA
71
.
Cyprus97.602001 census
34
.
Czech Republic99.002011 census
33
.
Denmark99.002003 est.
235
.
DhekeliaNANA
177
.
Djibouti67.902003 est.
98
.
Dominica94.002003 est.
142
.
Dominican Republic87.002002 census
105
.
Ecuador93.202010 census
170
.
Egypt72.002010 est.
154
.
El Salvador81.102007 census
99
.
Equatorial Guinea93.902010 est.
178
.
Eritrea67.802010 est.
10
.
Estonia99.802010 census
205
.
Ethiopia42.702003 est.
248
.
European UnionNANA
247
.
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)NANA
249
.
Faroe IslandsNANA
102
.
Fiji93.702003 est.
4
.
Finland100.002000 est.
40
.
France99.002003 est.
61
.
French Polynesia98.001977 est.
250
.
French Southern and Antarctic LandsNANA
137
.
Gabon88.402010 est.
203
.
Gambia, The50.002010 est.
115
.
Gaza Strip92.402004 est.
17
.
Georgia99.702010 est.
41
.
Germany99.002003 est.
171
.
Ghana71.502010 census
156
.
Gibraltar80.00NA
86
.
Greece96.002001 census
5
.
Greenland100.002001 est.
85
.
Grenada96.002003 est.
44
.
Guam99.001990 est.
176
.
Guatemala69.102002 census
252
.
GuernseyNANA
207
.
Guinea41.002010 est.
200
.
Guinea-Bissau54.202010 est.
121
.
Guyana91.802002 Census
201
.
Haiti52.902003 est.
251
.
Heard Island and McDonald IslandsNANA
6
.
Holy See (Vatican City)100.00NA
157
.
Honduras80.002001 census
103
.
Hong Kong93.502002
43
.
Hungary99.002010 est.
42
.
Iceland99.002003 est.
187
.
India61.002001 census
126
.
Indonesia90.402004 est.
162
.
Iran77.002002 est.
159
.
Iraq78.202010 est.
37
.
Ireland99.002003 est.
241
.
Isle of ManNANA
75
.
Israel97.102004 est.
55
.
Italy98.402001 census
138
.
Jamaica87.902003 est.
243
.
Jan MayenNANA
38
.
Japan99.002002
242
.
JerseyNANA
112
.
Jordan92.602010 est.
24
.
Kazakhstan99.501999 est.
141
.
Kenya87.402010 est.
240
.
KiribatiNANA
36
.
Korea, North99.001991 est.
65
.
Korea, South97.902002
119
.
Kosovo91.902007 Census
104
.
Kuwait93.302005 census
50
.
Kyrgyzstan98.701999 census
169
.
Laos73.002005 Census
8
.
Latvia99.802010 est.
140
.
Lebanon87.402003 est.
130
.
Lesotho89.602010 est.
189
.
Liberia60.802010 est.
131
.
Libya89.202010 est.
3
.
Liechtenstein100.00NA
15
.
Lithuania99.702010 est.
2
.
Luxembourg100.002000 est.
122
.
Macau91.302001 census
73
.
Macedonia97.302010 est.
183
.
Madagascar64.502009 est.
166
.
Malawi74.802010 est.
134
.
Malaysia88.702000 census
100
.
Maldives93.802006 Census
214
.
Mali27.702009 census
108
.
Malta92.802005 Census
101
.
Marshall Islands93.701999
192
.
Mauritania58.002010 est.
136
.
Mauritius88.502010 est.
233
.
MayotteNANA
146
.
Mexico86.102005 Census
132
.
Micronesia, Federated States of89.001980 est.
53
.
Moldova98.502010 est.
31
.
Monaco99.002003 est.
72
.
Mongolia97.402010 est.
54
.
Montenegro98.402010 est.
77
.
Montserrat97.001970 est.
197
.
Morocco56.102009 est.
196
.
Mozambique56.102010 est.
133
.
Namibia88.802010 est.
232
.
NauruNANA
234 Navassa IslandNANA
190
.
Nepal60.302010 census
32
.
Netherlands99.002003 est.
81
.
New Caledonia96.201996 census
30
.
New Zealand99.002003 est.
179
.
Nicaragua67.502003 est.
212
.
Niger28.702005 est.
185
.
Nigeria61.302010 est.
90
.
Niue95.00NA
230
.
Norfolk IslandNANA
76
.
Northern Mariana Islands97.001980 est.
1
.
Norway100.00NA
153
.
Oman81.402003 census
199
.
Pakistan54.902009 est.
117
.
Palau92.001980 est.
118
.
Panama91.902000 census
193
.
Papua New Guinea57.302000 census
229
.
Paracel IslandsNANA
97
.
Paraguay94.002003 est.
107
.
Peru92.902007 Census
111
.
Philippines92.602000 census
231
.
Pitcairn IslandsNANA
23
.
Poland99.502010 est.
89
.
Portugal95.202010 est.
95
.
Puerto Rico94.102002 est.
80
.
Qatar96.302010 est.
70
.
Romania97.702010 est.
20
.
Russia99.602010 est.
172
.
Rwanda71.102010 est.
239
.
Saint BarthelemyNANA
78
.
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha97.001987 est.
67
.
Saint Kitts and Nevis97.802003 est.
127
.
Saint Lucia90.102001 est.
238
.
Saint MartinNANA
35
.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon99.001982 est.
84
.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines96.001970 est.
16
.
Samoa99.702003 est.
83
.
San Marino96.00NA
148
.
Sao Tome and Principe84.902001 census
144
.
Saudi Arabia86.602010 est.
208
.
Senegal39.302002 est.
64
.
Serbia97.902010 est.
120
.
Seychelles91.802002 census
210
.
Sierra Leone35.102004 est.
113
.
Singapore92.502000 census
217
.
Sint MaartenNANA
19
.
Slovakia99.602004
12
.
Slovenia99.702010 est.
218
.
Solomon IslandsNANA
209
.
Somalia37.802001 est.
145
.
South Africa86.402003 est.
220
.
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsNANA
215
.
South Sudan27.00NA
69
.
Spain97.702010 est.
221
.
Spratly IslandsNANA
123
.
Sri Lanka91.202010 census
186
.
Sudan61.102003 est.
129
.
Suriname89.602004 census
219
.
SvalbardNANA
152
.
Swaziland81.602003 est.
26
.
Sweden99.002003 est.
27
.
Switzerland99.002003 est.
158
.
Syria79.602004 census
82
.
Taiwan96.102003
13
.
Tajikistan99.702010 est.
175
.
Tanzania69.402002 census
110
.
Thailand92.602000 census
191
.
Timor-Leste58.602002
188
.
Togo60.902003 est.
222
.
TokelauNANA
47
.
Tonga98.901999 est.
52
.
Trinidad and Tobago98.602003 est.
167
.
Tunisia74.302004 census
139
.
Turkey87.402004 est.
48
.
Turkmenistan98.801999 est.
58
.
Turks and Caicos Islands98.001970 est.
223
.
TuvaluNANA
181
.
Uganda66.802002 census
14
.
Ukraine99.702010 est.
160
.
United Arab Emirates77.902003 est.
28
.
United Kingdom99.002003 est.
29
.
United States99.002003 est.
228
.
United States Pacific Island Wildlife RefugesNANA
59
.
Uruguay98.002003 est.
25
.
Uzbekistan99.302003 est.
168
.
Vanuatu74.001999 census
106
.
Venezuela93.002001 census
96
.
Vietnam94.002002 est.
225
.
Virgin IslandsNANA
224
.
Wake IslandNANA
202
.
Wallis and Futuna50.001969 est.
114
.
West Bank92.402004 est.
226
.
Western SaharaNANA
227
.
WorldNANA
184
.
Yemen63.902010 est.
155
.
Zambia80.602003 est.
124
.
Zimbabwe90.702003 est.


NOTE: The information regarding Literacy - total(%) 2013 on this page is re-published from the CIA World Factbook 2013. No claims are made regarding theaccuracy of Literacy - total(%) 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Literacy - total(%) 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.



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