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Literacy / female

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

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

Afghanistan

15% (1999 est.)

Albania

NA%

Algeria

49% (1995 est.)

American Samoa

97% (1980 est.)

Andorra

NA%

Angola

28% (1998 est.)

Anguilla

95% (1984 est.)

Antigua and Barbuda

88% (1960 est.)

Argentina

96.2% (1995 est.)

Armenia

98% (1989 est.)

Aruba

NA%

Australia

100% (1980 est.)

Austria

NA%

Azerbaijan

96% (1989 est.)

Bahamas, The

98% (1995 est.)

Bahrain

79.4% (1995 est.)

Bangladesh

26.1% (1995 est.)

Barbados

96.8% (1995 est.)

Belarus

97% (1989 est.)

Belgium

NA%

Belize

70.3% (1991 est.) (Note: other sources list the literacy rate as high as 75%)

Benin

25.8% (1995 est.)

Bermuda

99% (1970 est.)

Bhutan

28.1% (1995 est.)

Bolivia

76% (1995 est.)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

NA%

Botswana

59.9% (1995 est.)

Brazil

83.2% (1995 est.)

British Virgin Islands

NA%

Brunei

83.4% (1995 est.)

Bulgaria

98% (1999)

Burkina Faso

9.2% (1995 est.)

Burundi

22.5% (1995 est.)

Cambodia

22% (1990 est.)

Cameroon

52.1% (1995 est.)

Canada

NA%

Cape Verde

63.8% (1995 est.)

Cayman Islands

98% (1970 est.)

Central African Republic

52.4% (1995 est.)

Chad

34.7% (1995 est.)

Chile

95% (1995 est.)

China

72.7% (1995 est.)

Colombia

91.4% (1995 est.)

Comoros

50.4% (1995 est.)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

67.7% (1995 est.)

Congo, Republic of the

67.2% (1995 est.)

Cook Islands

NA%

Costa Rica

95% (1995 est.)

Cote d'Ivoire

40%

Croatia

95% (1991 est.)

Cuba

95.3% (1995 est.)

Cyprus

91% (1987 est.)

Czech Republic

NA%

Denmark

NA%

Djibouti

32.7% (1995 est.)

Dominica

94% (1970 est.)

Dominican Republic

82.2% (1995 est.)

Ecuador

88.2% (1995 est.)

Egypt

38.8% (1995 est.)

El Salvador

69.8% (1995 est.)

Equatorial Guinea

68.1% (1995 est.)

Eritrea

NA%

Estonia

100% (1998 est.)

Ethiopia

25.3% (1995 est.)

Faroe Islands

NA% (Note: similar to Denmark proper)

Fiji

89.3% (1995 est.)

Finland

NA%

France

99% (1980 est.)

French Guiana

82% (1982 est.)

French Polynesia

98% (1977 est.)

Gabon

53.3% (1995 est.)

Gambia, The

24.9% (1995 est.)

Gaza Strip

NA%

Georgia

98% (1989 est.)

Germany

NA%

Ghana

53.5% (1995 est.)

Gibraltar

NA%

Greece

93% (1991 est.)

Greenland

NA% (Note: similar to Denmark proper)

Grenada

98% (1970 est.)

Guadeloupe

90% (1982 est.)

Guam

99% (1990 est.)

Guatemala

48.6% (1995 est.)

Guernsey

NA%

Guinea

21.9% (1995 est.)

Guinea-Bissau

40.7% (1997 est.)

Guyana

97.5% (1995 est.)

Haiti

42.2% (1995 est.)

Holy See (Vatican City)

NA%

Honduras

72.7% (1995 est.)

Hong Kong

88.2% (1996 est.)

Hungary

98% (1980 est.)

Iceland

NA%

India

37.7% (1995 est.)

Indonesia

78% (1995 est.)

Iran

65.8% (1994 est.)

Iraq

45% (1995 est.)

Ireland

NA%

Israel

93% (1992 est.)

Italy

NA%

Jamaica

89.1% (1995 est.)

Japan

NA%

Jersey

NA

Jordan

79.4% (1995 est.)

Kazakhstan

96% (1989 est.)

Kenya

70% (1995 est.)

Kiribati

NA%

Korea, North

99% (1990 est.)

Korea, South

96.7% (1995 est.)

Kuwait

74.9% (1995 est.)

Kyrgyzstan

96% (1989 est.)

Laos

44% (1999 est.)

Latvia

99% (1989 est.)

Lebanon

82.2% (1997 est.)

Lesotho

62.3% (1995 est.)

Liberia

22.4% (1995 est.) (Note: these figures are increasing because of the improving school system)

Libya

63% (1995 est.)

Liechtenstein

100% (1981 est.)

Lithuania

98% (1989 est.)

Luxembourg

100% (1980 est.)

Macau

86% (1981 est.)

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

NA%

Madagascar

73% (1990 est.)

Malawi

43.4% (1999 est.)

Malaysia

78.1% (1995 est.)

Maldives

93% (1995 est.)

Mali

23.1% (1995 est.)

Malta

88% (1985)

Man, Isle of

NA%

Marshall Islands

88% (1980 est.)

Martinique

93% (1982 est.)

Mauritania

26.3% (1995 est.)

Mauritius

78.8% (1995 est.)

Mayotte

NA%

Mexico

87.4% (1995 est.)

Micronesia, Federated States of

88% (1980 est.)

Moldova

94% (1989 est.)

Monaco

NA%

Mongolia

77.2% (1988 est.)

Montserrat

97% (1970 est.)

Morocco

31% (1995 est.)

Mozambique

23.3% (1995 est.)

Myanmar

77.7% (1995 est.) (Note: these are official statistics; estimates of functional literacy are likely closer to 30% (1999 est.))

Namibia

31% (1960 est.)

Nauru

NA%

Nepal

14% (1995 est.)

Netherlands

NA%

Netherlands Antilles

99% (1981 est.)

New Caledonia

90% (1976 est.)

New Zealand

NA%

Nicaragua

66.6% (1995 est.)

Niger

6.6% (1995 est.)

Nigeria

47.3% (1995 est.)

Niue

NA%

Northern Mariana Islands

96% (1980 est.)

Norway

NA%

Oman

NA%

Pakistan

24.4% (1995 est.)

Palau

90% (1980 est.)

Panama

90.2% (1995 est.)

Papua New Guinea

62.7% (1995 est.)

Paraguay

90.6% (1995 est.)

Peru

83% (1995 est.)

Philippines

94.3% (1995 est.)

Poland

98% (1978 est.)

Portugal

NA%

Puerto Rico

88% (1980 est.)

Qatar

79.9% (1995 est.)

Reunion

80% (1982 est.)

Romania

95% (1992 est.)

Russia

97% (1989 est.)

Rwanda

51.6% (1995 est.)

Saint Helena

98% (1987 est.)

Saint Kitts and Nevis

98% (1980 est.)

Saint Lucia

69% (1980 est.)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

99% (1982 est.)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

96% (1970 est.)

Samoa

97% (1971 est.)

San Marino

95% (1976 est.)

Sao Tome and Principe

62% (1991 est.)

Saudi Arabia

50.2% (1995 est.)

Senegal

23.2% (1995 est.)

Serbia and Montenegro

NA%

Seychelles

60% (1971 est.)

Sierra Leone

18.2% (1995 est.)

Singapore

86.3% (1995 est.)

Slovakia

NA%

Slovenia

NA%

Solomon Islands

NA%

Somalia

14% (1990 est.)

South Africa

81.7% (1995 est.)

Spain

NA%

Sri Lanka

87.2% (1995 est.)

Sudan

34.6% (1995 est.)

Suriname

91% (1995 est.)

Swaziland

75.6% (1995 est.)

Sweden

NA%

Switzerland

NA%

Syria

55.8% (1997 est.)

Taiwan

79% (1980 est.)

Tajikistan

97% (1989 est.)

Tanzania

56.8% (1995 est.)

Thailand

91.6% (1995 est.)

Togo

37% (1995 est.)

Tonga

98.7% (1996 est.)

Trinidad and Tobago

97% (1995 est.)

Tunisia

54.6% (1995 est.)

Turkey

72.4% (1995 est.)

Turkmenistan

97% (1989 est.)

Turks and Caicos Islands

98% (1970 est.)

Tuvalu

NA%

Uganda

50.2% (1995 est.)

Ukraine

97% (1989 est.)

United Arab Emirates

79.8% (1995 est.)

United Kingdom

NA%

United States

97% (1979 est.)

Uruguay

97.7% (1995 est.)

Uzbekistan

99% (yearend 1996)

Vanuatu

48% (1979 est.)

Venezuela

90.3% (1995 est.)

Vietnam

91.2% (1995 est.)

Virgin Islands

NA%

Wallis and Futuna

50% (1969 est.)

West Bank

NA%

Western Sahara

NA%

Yemen

26% (1990 est.)

Zambia

71.3% (1995 est.)

Zimbabwe

80% (1995 est.)
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