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Country
Literacy (%)
Afghanistan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 36%
male: 51%
female: 21% (1999 est.)
Albania definition: age 9 and over can read and write
total population: 86.5%
male: 93.3%
female: 79.5% (2003 est.)
Algeria definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70%
male: 78.8%
female: 61% (2003 est.)
American Samoa definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98%
female: 97% (1980 est.)
Andorra definition: NA
total population: 100%
male: NA
female: NA
Angola definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42%
male: 56%
female: 28% (1998 est.)
Anguilla definition: age 12 and over can read and write
total population: 95%
male: 95%
female: 95% (1984 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda definition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 89%
male: 90%
female: 88% (1960 est.)
Argentina definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.1%
male: 97.1%
female: 97.1% (2003 est.)
Armenia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.4%
female: 98% (2003 est.)
Aruba definition:
total population: 97%
male: NA
female: NA
Australia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100% (1980 est.)
Austria definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: NA
female: NA
Azerbaijan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 99%
female: 96% (1989 est.)
Bahamas, The definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.6%
male: 94.7%
female: 96.5% (2003 est.)
Bahrain definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.1%
male: 91.9%
female: 85% (2003 est.)
Bangladesh definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 43.1%
male: 53.9%
female: 31.8% (2003 est.)
Barbados definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97.4%
male: 98%
female: 96.8% (1995 est.)
Belarus definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.5% (2003 est.)
Belgium definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: NA
female: NA
Belize definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.1%
male: 94.1%
female: 94.1% (2003 est.)
Benin definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.9%
male: 56.2%
female: 26.5% (2000)
Bermuda definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: 99% (1970 est.)
Bhutan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.2%
male: 56.2%
female: 28.1% (1995 est.)
Bolivia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.2%
male: 93.1%
female: 81.6% (2003 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Botswana definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.8%
male: 76.9%
female: 82.4% (2003 est.)
Brazil definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 86.1%
female: 86.6% (2003 est.)
British Virgin Islands definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8% (1991 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
Brunei definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.9%
male: 96.3%
female: 91.4% (2002)
Bulgaria definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.1%
female: 98.2% (2003 est.)
Burkina Faso definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 26.6%
male: 36.9%
female: 16.6% (2003 est.)
Burma definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.3%
male: 89.2%
female: 81.4% (2002)
Burundi definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.6%
male: 58.5%
female: 45.2% (2003 est.)
Cambodia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.4%
male: 80.8%
female: 59.3% (2002)
Cameroon definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79%
male: 84.7%
female: 73.4% (2003 est.)
Canada definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97% (1986 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
Cape Verde definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.6%
male: 85.8%
female: 69.2% (2003 est.)
Cayman Islands definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: 98% (1970 est.)
Central African Republic definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51%
male: 63.3%
female: 39.9% (2003 est.)
Chad definition: age 15 and over can read and write French or Arabic
total population: 47.5%
male: 56%
female: 39.3% (2003 est.)
Chile definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.2%
male: 96.4%
female: 96.1% (2003 est.)
China definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.9%
male: 95.1%
female: 86.5% (2002)
Christmas Island NA
Colombia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 92.4%
female: 92.6% (2003 est.)
Comoros definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 56.5%
male: 63.6%
female: 49.3% (2003 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the definition: age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba
total population: 65.5%
male: 76.2%
female: 55.1% (2003 est.)
Congo, Republic of the definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.8%
male: 89.6%
female: 78.4% (2003 est.)
Cook Islands definition: NA
total population: 95%
male: NA
female: NA
Costa Rica definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 95.9%
female: 96.1% (2003 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50.9%
male: 57.9%
female: 43.6% (2003 est.)
Croatia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.5%
male: 99.4%
female: 97.8% (2003 est.)
Cuba definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97.2%
female: 96.9% (2003 est.)
Cyprus definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.6%
male: 98.9%
female: 96.3% (2003 est.)
Czech Republic definition: NA
total population: 99.9% (1999 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
Denmark definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: NA
female: NA
Djibouti definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.9%
male: 78%
female: 58.4% (2003 est.)
Dominica definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 94%
male: 94%
female: 94% (2003 est.)
Dominican Republic definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.7%
male: 84.6%
female: 84.8% (2003 est.)
East Timor definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58.6% (2002)
Ecuador definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 94%
female: 91% (2003 est.)
Egypt definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.7%
male: 68.3%
female: 46.9% (2003 est.)
El Salvador definition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 80.2%
male: 82.8%
female: 77.7% (2003 est.)
Equatorial Guinea definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.7%
male: 93.3%
female: 78.4% (2003 est.)
Eritrea definition: NA
total population: 58.6%
male: 69.9%
female: 47.6% (2003 est.)
Estonia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.8% (2003 est.)
Ethiopia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.7%
male: 50.3%
female: 35.1% (2003 est.)
Faroe Islands definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
note: probably the same as Denmark proper
Fiji definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 95.5%
female: 91.9% (2003 est.)
Finland definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100% (2000 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
France definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (1980 est.)
French Guiana definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83%
male: 84%
female: 82% (1982 est.)
French Polynesia definition: age 14 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: 98% (1977 est.)
Gabon definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 63.2%
male: 73.7%
female: 53.3% (1995 est.)
Gambia, The definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.1%
male: 47.8%
female: 32.8% (2003 est.)
Gaza Strip definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Georgia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 100%
female: 98% (1999 est.)
Germany definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1997 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
Ghana definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.8%
male: 82.7%
female: 67.1% (2003 est.)
Gibraltar definition: NA
total population: above 80%
male: NA
female: NA
Greece definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.5%
male: 98.6%
female: 96.5% (2003 est.)
Greenland definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
note: similar to Denmark proper
Grenada definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: 98% (1970 est.)
Guadeloupe definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90%
male: 90%
female: 90% (1982 est.)
Guam definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (1990 est.)
Guatemala definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.6%
male: 78%
female: 63.3% (2003 est.)
Guernsey definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Guinea definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 35.9%
male: 49.9%
female: 21.9% (1995 est.)
Guinea-Bissau definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.4%
male: 58.1%
female: 27.4% (2003 est.)
Guyana definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.1%
female: 98.5% (2003 est.)
Haiti definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 52.9%
male: 54.8%
female: 51.2% (2003 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City) definition: NA
total population: 100%
male: NA
female: NA
Honduras definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.2%
male: 76.1%
female: 76.3% (2003 est.)
Hong Kong definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 93.5%
male: 96.9%
female: 89.6% (2002)
Hungary definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.5%
female: 99.3% (2003 est.)
Iceland definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.9% (1997 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
India definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 59.5%
male: 70.2%
female: 48.3% (2003 est.)
Indonesia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.9%
male: 92.5%
female: 83.4% (2002)
Iran definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.4%
male: 85.6%
female: 73% (2003 est.)
Iraq definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.4%
male: 55.9%
female: 24.4% (2003 est.)
Ireland definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98% (1981 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
Israel definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.4%
male: 97.3%
female: 93.6% (2003 est.)
Italy definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99%
female: 98.3% (2003 est.)
Jamaica definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: 91.6% (2003 est.)
Japan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2002)
Jersey definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Jordan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.3%
male: 95.9%
female: 86.3% (2003 est.)
Kazakhstan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 99.1%
female: 97.7% (1999 est.)
Kenya definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.1%
male: 90.6%
female: 79.7% (2003 est.)
Kiribati definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Korea, North definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99%
Korea, South definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 99.2%
female: 96.6% (2002)
Kuwait definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.5%
male: 85.1%
female: 81.7% (2003 est.)
Kyrgyzstan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 99%
female: 96% (1989 est.)
Laos definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 66.4%
male: 77.4%
female: 55.5% (2002)
Latvia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.8% (2003 est.)
Lebanon definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.4%
male: 93.1%
female: 82.2% (2003 est.)
Lesotho definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.8%
male: 74.5%
female: 94.5% (2003 est.)
Liberia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.5%
male: 73.3%
female: 41.6%
note: (2003 est.)
Libya definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.6%
male: 92.4%
female: 72% (2003 est.)
Liechtenstein definition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100%
Lithuania definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.6% (2003 est.)
Luxembourg definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100% (2000 est.)
Macau definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.5%
male: 97.2%
female: 92% (2003 est.)
Macedonia definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Madagascar definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68.9%
male: 75.5%
female: 62.5% (2003 est.)
Malawi definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 62.7%
male: 76.1%
female: 49.8% (2003 est.)
Malaysia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.7%
male: 92%
female: 85.4% (2002)
Maldives definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.2%
male: 97.1%
female: 97.3% (2003 est.)
Mali definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 46.4%
male: 53.5%
female: 39.6% (2003 est.)
Malta definition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 92.8%
male: 92%
female: 93.6% (2003 est.)
Man, Isle of definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Marshall Islands definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 93.6%
female: 93.7% (1999)
Martinique definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.7%
male: 97.4%
female: 98.1% (2003 est.)
Mauritania definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 41.7%
male: 51.8%
female: 31.9% (2003 est.)
Mauritius definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.6%
male: 88.6%
female: 82.7% (2003 est.)
Mayotte definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Mexico definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.2%
male: 94%
female: 90.5% (2003 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 91%
female: 88% (1980 est.)
Moldova definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.1%
male: 99.6%
female: 98.7% (2003 est.)
Monaco definition: NA
total population: 99%
male: NA
female: NA
Mongolia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8%
male: 98%
female: 97.5% (2002)
Montserrat definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: 97% (1970 est.)
Morocco definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.7%
male: 64.1%
female: 39.4% (2003 est.)
Mozambique definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 47.8%
male: 63.5%
female: 32.7% (2003 est.)
Namibia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84%
male: 84.4%
female: 83.7% (2003 est.)
Nauru definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Nepal definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 45.2%
male: 62.7%
female: 27.6% (2003 est.)
Netherlands definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (2000 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
Netherlands Antilles definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.7%
male: 96.7%
female: 96.8% (2003 est.)
New Caledonia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91%
male: 92%
female: 90% (1976 est.)
New Zealand definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1980 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
Nicaragua definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.5%
male: 67.2%
female: 67.8% (2003 est.)
Niger definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 17.6%
male: 25.8%
female: 9.7% (2003 est.)
Nigeria definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68%
male: 75.7%
female: 60.6% (2003 est.)
Niue definition: NA
total population: 95%
male: NA
female: NA
Norfolk Island NA
Northern Mariana Islands definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: 96% (1980 est.)
Norway definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: NA
female: NA
Oman definition: NA
total population: 75.8%
male: 83.1%
female: 67.2% (2003 est.)
Pakistan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 45.7%
male: 59.8%
female: 30.6% (2003 est.)
Palau definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92%
male: 93%
female: 90% (1980 est.)
Panama definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 93.2%
female: 91.9% (2003 est.)
Papua New Guinea definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 64.6%
male: 71.1%
female: 57.7% (2002)
Paraguay definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94%
male: 94.9%
female: 93% (2003 est.)
Peru definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.9%
male: 95.2%
female: 86.8% (2003 est.)
Philippines definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 92.5%
female: 92.7% (2002)
Pitcairn Islands NA
Poland definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.7% (2003 est.)
Portugal definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.3%
male: 95.5%
female: 91.3% (2003 est.)
Puerto Rico definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.1%
male: 93.7%
female: 94.4% (2002)
Qatar definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.5%
male: 81.4%
female: 85% (2003 est.)
Reunion definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.9%
male: 87%
female: 90.8% (2003 est.)
Romania definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 99.1%
female: 97.7% (2003 est.)
Russia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.5% (2003 est.)
Rwanda definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.4%
male: 76.3%
female: 64.7% (2003 est.)
Saint Helena definition: age 20 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: 98% (1987 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: 98% (1980 est.)
Saint Lucia definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 67%
male: 65%
female: 69% (1980 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (1982 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 96%
male: 96%
female: 96% (1970 est.)
Samoa definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.6%
female: 99.7% (2003 est.)
San Marino definition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 97%
female: 95% (1976 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.3%
male: 85%
female: 62% (1991 est.)
Saudi Arabia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78.8%
male: 84.7%
female: 70.8% (2003 est.)
Senegal definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.2%
male: 50%
female: 30.7% (2003 est.)
Serbia and Montenegro definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 97.2%
female: 88.9% (1991)
Seychelles definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58%
male: 56%
female: 60% (1971 est.)
Sierra Leone definition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic
total population: 31.4%
male: 45.4%
female: 18.2% (1995 est.)
Singapore definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 96.6%
female: 88.6% (2002)
Slovakia definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Slovenia definition: NA
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.6% (2003 est.)
Solomon Islands definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Somalia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 37.8%
male: 49.7%
female: 25.8% (2001 est.)
South Africa definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 87%
female: 85.7% (2003 est.)
Spain definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 98.7%
female: 97.2% (2003 est.)
Sri Lanka definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.3%
male: 94.8%
female: 90% (2003 est.)
Sudan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61.1%
male: 71.8%
female: 50.5% (2003 est.)
Suriname definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 95%
female: 91% (1995 est.)
Svalbard NA
Swaziland definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 81.6%
male: 82.6%
female: 80.8% (2003 est.)
Sweden definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1979 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
Switzerland definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1980 est.)
male:
female:
Syria definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.9%
male: 89.7%
female: 64% (2003 est.)
Taiwan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.1% (2003)
Tajikistan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.6%
female: 99.1% (2003 est.)
Tanzania definition: age 15 and over can read and write Kiswahili (Swahili), English, or Arabic
total population: 78.2%
male: 85.9%
female: 70.7% (2003 est.)
Thailand definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 94.9%
female: 90.5% (2002)
Togo definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 60.9%
male: 75.4%
female: 46.9% (2003 est.)
Tokelau NA
Tonga definition: can read and write Tongan and/or English
total population: 98.5%
male: 98.4%
female: 98.7% (1996 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.1%
female: 98% (2003 est.)
Tunisia definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.2%
male: 84%
female: 64.4% (2003 est.)
Turkey definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.5%
male: 94.3%
female: 78.7% (2003 est.)
Turkmenistan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: 97% (1989 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: 98% (1970 est.)
Tuvalu definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Uganda definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.9%
male: 79.5%
female: 60.4% (2003 est.)
Ukraine definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.6% (2003 est.)
United Arab Emirates definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77.9%
male: 76.1%
female: 81.7% (2003 est.)
United Kingdom definition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 99% (2000 est.)
male: NA
female: NA
United States definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: 97% (1999 est.)
Uruguay definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 97.6%
female: 98.4% (2003 est.)
Uzbekistan definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.3%
male: 99.6%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Vanuatu definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 53%
male: 57%
female: 48% (1979 est.)
Venezuela definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.4%
male: 93.8%
female: 93.1% (2003 est.)
Vietnam definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.3%
male: 93.9%
female: 86.9% (2002)
Virgin Islands definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Wallis and Futuna definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50%
male: 50%
female: 50% (1969 est.)
West Bank definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Western Sahara definition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
World definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77%
male: 83%
female: 71% (1995 est.)
Yemen definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50.2%
male: 70.5%
female: 30% (2003 est.)
Zambia definition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 80.6%
male: 86.8%
female: 74.8% (2003 est.)
Zimbabwe definition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 90.7%
male: 94.2%
female: 87.2% (2003 est.)

This page was last updated on 30 November, 2004


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