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Literacy / total population

This page shows the value of the Literacy / total population information field for all countries in the Country Guide.

Notes on this field are available at the Information Field Notes page.

Afghanistan

31.5%

Albania

93% (1997 est.)

Algeria

61.6%

American Samoa

97%

Andorra

100%

Angola

42%

Anguilla

95%

Antigua and Barbuda

89%

Argentina

96.2%

Armenia

99%

Aruba

97%

Australia

100%

Austria

98%

Azerbaijan

97%

Bahamas, The

98.2%

Bahrain

85.2%

Bangladesh

38.1%

Barbados

97.4%

Belarus

98%

Belgium

98%

Belize

70.3%

Benin

37%

Bermuda

98%

Bhutan

42.2%

Bolivia

83.1%

Bosnia and Herzegovina

NA%

Botswana

69.8%

Brazil

83.3%

British Virgin Islands

97.8% (1991 est.)

Brunei

88.2%

Bulgaria

98%

Burkina Faso

19.2%

Burundi

35.3%

Cambodia

35%

Cameroon

63.4%

Canada

97% (1986 est.)

Cape Verde

71.6%

Cayman Islands

98%

Central African Republic

60%

Chad

48.1%

Chile

95.2%

China

81.5%

Colombia

91.3%

Comoros

57.3%

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

77.3%

Congo, Republic of the

74.9%

Cook Islands

NA%

Costa Rica

94.8%

Cote d'Ivoire

48.5%

Croatia

97%

Cuba

95.7%

Cyprus

94%

Czech Republic

99.9% (1999 est.)

Denmark

100%

Djibouti

46.2%

Dominica

94%

Dominican Republic

82.1%

Ecuador

90.1%

Egypt

51.4%

El Salvador

71.5%

Equatorial Guinea

78.5%

Eritrea

25%

Estonia

100%

Ethiopia

35.5%

Faroe Islands

NA%

Fiji

91.6%

Finland

100% (1980 est.)

France

99%

French Guiana

83%

French Polynesia

98%

Gabon

63.2%

Gambia, The

38.6%

Gaza Strip

NA%

Georgia

99%

Germany

99% (1977 est.)

Ghana

64.5%

Gibraltar

above 80%

Greece

95%

Greenland

NA%

Grenada

98%

Guadeloupe

90%

Guam

99%

Guatemala

55.6%

Guernsey

NA%

Guinea

35.9%

Guinea-Bissau

53.9%

Guyana

98.1%

Haiti

45%

Holy See (Vatican City)

100%

Honduras

72.7%

Hong Kong

92.2%

Hungary

99%

Iceland

99.9% (1997 est.)

India

52%

Indonesia

83.8%

Iran

72.1%

Iraq

58%

Ireland

98% (1981 est.)

Israel

95%

Italy

98% (1998)

Jamaica

85%

Japan

99% (1970 est.)

Jersey

NA

Jordan

86.6%

Kazakhstan

98%

Kenya

78.1%

Kiribati

NA%

Korea, North

99%

Korea, South

98%

Kuwait

78.6%

Kyrgyzstan

97%

Laos

57%

Latvia

100%

Lebanon

86.4%

Lesotho

71.3%

Liberia

38.3%

Libya

76.2%

Liechtenstein

100%

Lithuania

98%

Luxembourg

100%

Macau

90%

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

NA%

Madagascar

80%

Malawi

58%

Malaysia

83.5%

Maldives

93.2%

Mali

31%

Malta

88%

Man, Isle of

NA%

Marshall Islands

93%

Martinique

93%

Mauritania

37.7%

Mauritius

82.9%

Mayotte

NA%

Mexico

89.6%

Micronesia, Federated States of

89%

Moldova

96%

Monaco

99%

Mongolia

82.9%

Montserrat

97%

Morocco

43.7%

Mozambique

40.1%

Myanmar

83.1%

Namibia

38%

Nauru

NA%

Nepal

27.5%

Netherlands

99% (1979 est.)

Netherlands Antilles

98%

New Caledonia

91%

New Zealand

99% (1980 est.)

Nicaragua

65.7%

Niger

13.6%

Nigeria

57.1%

Niue

95%

Northern Mariana Islands

97%

Norway

100%

Oman

approaching 80%

Pakistan

37.8%

Palau

92%

Panama

90.8%

Papua New Guinea

72.2%

Paraguay

92.1%

Peru

88.7%

Philippines

94.6%

Poland

99%

Portugal

87.4%

Puerto Rico

89%

Qatar

79.4%

Reunion

79%

Romania

97%

Russia

98%

Rwanda

60.5%

Saint Helena

97%

Saint Kitts and Nevis

97%

Saint Lucia

67%

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

99%

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

96%

Samoa

97%

San Marino

96%

Sao Tome and Principe

73%

Saudi Arabia

62.8%

Senegal

33.1%

Serbia and Montenegro

NA%

Seychelles

58%

Sierra Leone

31.4%

Singapore

91.1%

Slovakia

NA%

Slovenia

99%

Solomon Islands

NA%

Somalia

24%

South Africa

81.8%

Spain

97%

Sri Lanka

90.2%

Sudan

46.1%

Suriname

93%

Swaziland

76.7%

Sweden

99% (1979 est.)

Switzerland

99% (1980 est.)

Syria

70.8%

Taiwan

86% (1980 est.); note - literacy for the total population has reportedly increased to 94% (1998 est.)

Tajikistan

98%

Tanzania

67.8%

Thailand

93.8%

Togo

51.7%

Tonga

98.5%

Trinidad and Tobago

97.9%

Tunisia

66.7%

Turkey

82.3%

Turkmenistan

98%

Turks and Caicos Islands

98%

Tuvalu

NA%

Uganda

61.8%

Ukraine

98%

United Arab Emirates

79.2%

United Kingdom

99% (1978 est.)

United States

97%

Uruguay

97.3%

Uzbekistan

99%

Vanuatu

53%

Venezuela

91.1%

Vietnam

93.7%

Virgin Islands

NA%

Wallis and Futuna

50%

West Bank

NA%

Western Sahara

NA%

Yemen

38%

Zambia

78.2%

Zimbabwe

85%
 

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