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Mon, 20 Nov 2017



CountryLiteracy
Arubadefinition: definition:
total population: 97%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Antigua and Barbudadefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 89%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
United Arab Emiratesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77.9%
male: 76.1%
female: literacyfemale
Afghanistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 36%
male: 51%
female: literacyfemale
Algeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70%
male: 78.8%
female: literacyfemale
Azerbaijandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.5%
female: literacyfemale
Albaniadefinition: age 9 and over can read and write
total population: 86.5%
male: 93.3%
female: literacyfemale
Armeniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.4%
female: literacyfemale
Andorradefinition: 
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Angoladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 66.8%
male: 82.1%
female: literacyfemale
American Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Argentinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.1%
male: 97.1%
female: literacyfemale
Australiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Ashmore and Cartier Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Austriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Anguilladefinition: age 12 and over can read and write
total population: 95%
male: 95%
female: literacyfemale
Akrotiridefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Antarcticadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bahraindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.1%
male: 91.9%
female: literacyfemale
Barbadosdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Botswanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.8%
male: 76.9%
female: literacyfemale
Bermudadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Belgiumdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bahamas, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.6%
male: 94.7%
female: literacyfemale
Bangladeshdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 43.1%
male: 53.9%
female: literacyfemale
Belizedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.1%
male: 94.1%
female: literacyfemale
Bosnia and Herzegovinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.6%
male: 98.4%
female: literacyfemale
Boliviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.2%
male: 93.1%
female: literacyfemale
Burmadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.3%
male: 89.2%
female: literacyfemale
Benindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 33.6%
male: 46.4%
female: literacyfemale
Belarusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Solomon Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Navassa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Brazildefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 86.1%
female: literacyfemale
Bassas da Indiadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bhutandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.2%
male: 56.2%
female: literacyfemale
Bulgariadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Bouvet Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bruneidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.9%
male: 96.3%
female: literacyfemale
Burundidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.6%
male: 58.5%
female: literacyfemale
Canadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97% (1986 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cambodiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 73.6%
male: 84.7%
female: literacyfemale
Chaddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French or Arabic
total population: 47.5%
male: 56%
female: literacyfemale
Sri Lankadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.3%
male: 94.8%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.8%
male: 89.6%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Democratic Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba
total population: 65.5%
male: 76.2%
female: literacyfemale
Chinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.9%
male: 95.1%
female: literacyfemale
Chiledefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.2%
male: 96.4%
female: literacyfemale
Cayman Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Cocos (Keeling) Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cameroondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79%
male: 84.7%
female: literacyfemale
Comorosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 56.5%
male: 63.6%
female: literacyfemale
Colombiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 92.4%
female: literacyfemale
Northern Mariana Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Coral Sea Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Costa Ricadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 95.9%
female: literacyfemale
Central African Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51%
male: 63.3%
female: literacyfemale
Cubadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97.2%
female: literacyfemale
Cape Verdedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.6%
male: 85.8%
female: literacyfemale
Cook Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 95%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cyprusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.6%
male: 98.9%
female: literacyfemale
Denmarkdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Djiboutidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.9%
male: 78%
female: literacyfemale
Dominicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 94%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Jarvis Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Dominican Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.7%
male: 84.6%
female: literacyfemale
Dhekeliadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Ecuadordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
European Uniondefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Egyptdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.7%
male: 68.3%
female: literacyfemale
Irelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98% (1981 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Equatorial Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.7%
male: 93.3%
female: literacyfemale
Estoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Eritreadefinition: 
total population: 58.6%
male: 69.9%
female: literacyfemale
El Salvadordefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 80.2%
male: 82.8%
female: literacyfemale
Ethiopiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.7%
male: 50.3%
female: literacyfemale
Europa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Czech Republicdefinition: 
total population: 99.9% (1999 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
French Guianadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83%
male: 84%
female: literacyfemale
Finlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100% (2000 est.)
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Fijidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 95.5%
female: literacyfemale
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)definition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Micronesia, Federated States ofdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 91%
female: literacyfemale
Faroe Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
French Polynesiadefinition: age 14 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Baker Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Francedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
French Southern and Antarctic Landsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Gambia, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.1%
male: 47.8%
female: literacyfemale
Gabondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 63.2%
male: 73.7%
female: literacyfemale
Georgiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Ghanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.8%
male: 82.7%
female: literacyfemale
Gibraltardefinition: 
total population: above 80%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Grenadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Guernseydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Greenlanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Germanydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1997 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Glorioso Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Guadeloupedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
Guamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Greecedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.5%
male: 98.6%
female: literacyfemale
Guatemaladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.6%
male: 78%
female: literacyfemale
Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 35.9%
male: 49.9%
female: literacyfemale
Guyanadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Gaza Stripdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.9%
male: 96.3%
female: literacyfemale
Haitidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 52.9%
male: 54.8%
female: literacyfemale
Hong Kongdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 93.5%
male: 96.9%
female: literacyfemale
Heard Island and McDonald Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Hondurasdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.2%
male: 76.1%
female: literacyfemale
Howland Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Croatiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.5%
male: 99.4%
female: literacyfemale
Hungarydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.5%
female: literacyfemale
Icelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.9% (1997 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Indonesiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.9%
male: 92.5%
female: literacyfemale
Man, Isle ofdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Indiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 59.5%
male: 70.2%
female: literacyfemale
British Indian Ocean Territorydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Clipperton Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Irandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.4%
male: 85.6%
female: literacyfemale
Israeldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.4%
male: 97.3%
female: literacyfemale
Italydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Iraqdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.4%
male: 55.9%
female: literacyfemale
Japandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Jerseydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jamaicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: literacyfemale
Jan Mayendefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jordandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.3%
male: 95.9%
female: literacyfemale
Johnston Atolldefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Juan de Nova Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kenyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.1%
male: 90.6%
female: literacyfemale
Kyrgyzstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.7%
male: 99.3%
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Northdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Kingman Reefdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kiribatidefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Southdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 99.2%
female: literacyfemale
Christmas Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kuwaitdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.5%
male: 85.1%
female: literacyfemale
Kazakhstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Laosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 66.4%
male: 77.4%
female: literacyfemale
Lebanondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.4%
male: 93.1%
female: literacyfemale
Latviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Lithuaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Liberiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.5%
male: 73.3%
female: literacyfemale
Slovakiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Palmyra Atolldefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Liechtensteindefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Lesothodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.8%
male: 74.5%
female: literacyfemale
Luxembourgdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Libyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.6%
male: 92.4%
female: literacyfemale
Madagascardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68.9%
male: 75.5%
female: literacyfemale
Martiniquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.7%
male: 97.4%
female: literacyfemale
Macaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.5%
male: 97.2%
female: literacyfemale
Moldovadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.1%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Mayottedefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Mongoliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Montserratdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Malawidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 62.7%
male: 76.1%
female: literacyfemale
Macedoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.1%
male: 98.2%
female: literacyfemale
Malidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 46.4%
male: 53.5%
female: literacyfemale
Monacodefinition: 
total population: 99%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Moroccodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.7%
male: 64.1%
female: literacyfemale
Mauritiusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.6%
male: 88.6%
female: literacyfemale
Midway Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Mauritaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 41.7%
male: 51.8%
female: literacyfemale
Maltadefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 92.8%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Omandefinition: 
total population: 75.8%
male: 83.1%
female: literacyfemale
Maldivesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.2%
male: 97.1%
female: literacyfemale
Mexicodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.2%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Malaysiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.7%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Mozambiquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 47.8%
male: 63.5%
female: literacyfemale
New Caledoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Niuedefinition: 
total population: 95%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Norfolk Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Nigerdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 17.6%
male: 25.8%
female: literacyfemale
Vanuatudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Nigeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68%
male: 75.7%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (2000 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Norwaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Nepaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 45.2%
male: 62.7%
female: literacyfemale
Naurudefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Surinamedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88%
male: 92.3%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlands Antillesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.7%
male: 96.7%
female: literacyfemale
Nicaraguadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.5%
male: 67.2%
female: literacyfemale
New Zealanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1980 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Southern Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Paraguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94%
male: 94.9%
female: literacyfemale
Pitcairn Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Perudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.7%
male: 93.5%
female: literacyfemale
Paracel Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Spratly Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Pakistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 48.7%
male: 61.7%
female: literacyfemale
Polanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Panamadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 93.2%
female: literacyfemale
Portugaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.3%
male: 95.5%
female: literacyfemale
Papua New Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 64.6%
male: 71.1%
female: literacyfemale
Palaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92%
male: 93%
female: literacyfemale
Guinea-Bissaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.4%
male: 58.1%
female: literacyfemale
Qatardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 89.1%
female: literacyfemale
Reuniondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.9%
male: 87%
female: literacyfemale
Marshall Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 93.6%
female: literacyfemale
Romaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Philippinesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 92.5%
female: literacyfemale
Puerto Ricodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.1%
male: 93.9%
female: literacyfemale
Russiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Rwandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.4%
male: 76.3%
female: literacyfemale
Saudi Arabiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78.8%
male: 84.7%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Pierre and Miquelondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Kitts and Nevisdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Seychellesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.9%
male: 91.4%
female: literacyfemale
South Africadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 87%
female: literacyfemale
Senegaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.2%
male: 50%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Helenadefinition: age 20 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Sloveniadefinition: 
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Sierra Leonedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic
total population: 29.6%
male: 39.8%
female: literacyfemale
San Marinodefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Singaporedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 96.6%
female: literacyfemale
Somaliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 37.8%
male: 49.7%
female: literacyfemale
Spaindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 98.7%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Luciadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 90.1%
male: 89.5%
female: literacyfemale
Sudandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61.1%
male: 71.8%
female: literacyfemale
Svalbarddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Swedendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1979 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Syriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.9%
male: 89.7%
female: literacyfemale
Switzerlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1980 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Trinidad and Tobagodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Tromelin Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Thailanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 94.9%
female: literacyfemale
Tajikistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Turks and Caicos Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Tokelaudefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Tongadefinition: can read and write Tongan and/or English
total population: 98.9%
male: 98.8%
female: literacyfemale
Togodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 60.9%
male: 75.4%
female: literacyfemale
Sao Tome and Principedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.3%
male: 85%
female: literacyfemale
Tunisiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.3%
male: 83.4%
female: literacyfemale
East Timordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58.6% (2002)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Turkeydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.5%
male: 94.3%
female: literacyfemale
Tuvaludefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Taiwandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.1% (2003)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Turkmenistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.3%
female: literacyfemale
Tanzaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write Kiswahili (Swahili), English, or Arabic
total population: 78.2%
male: 85.9%
female: literacyfemale
Ugandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.9%
male: 79.5%
female: literacyfemale
United Kingdomdefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 99% (2000 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Ukrainedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
United Statesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Burkina Fasodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 26.6%
male: 36.9%
female: literacyfemale
Uruguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 97.6%
female: literacyfemale
Uzbekistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.3%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 96%
male: 96%
female: literacyfemale
Venezueladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.4%
male: 93.8%
female: literacyfemale
British Virgin Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8% (1991 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Vietnamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.3%
male: 93.9%
female: literacyfemale
Virgin Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Holy See (Vatican City)definition: 
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Namibiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84%
male: 84.4%
female: literacyfemale
West Bankdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.9%
male: 96.3%
female: literacyfemale
Wallis and Futunadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50%
male: 50%
female: literacyfemale
Western Saharadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Wake Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Swazilanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 81.6%
male: 82.6%
female: literacyfemale
Indian Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Arctic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Worlddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82%
male: 87%
female: literacyfemale
Serbia and Montenegrodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.4%
male: 98.9%
female: literacyfemale
Yemendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50.2%
male: 70.5%
female: literacyfemale
Zambiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 80.6%
male: 86.8%
female: literacyfemale
Atlantic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Zimbabwedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 90.7%
male: 94.2%
female: literacyfemale
Pacific Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cote d'Ivoiredefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50.9%
male: 57.9%
female: literacyfemale
Arubadefinition: definition:
total population: 97%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Antigua and Barbudadefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 89%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
United Arab Emiratesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77.9%
male: 76.1%
female: literacyfemale
Afghanistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 36%
male: 51%
female: literacyfemale
Algeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70%
male: 78.8%
female: literacyfemale
Azerbaijandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Albaniadefinition: age 9 and over can read and write
total population: 86.5%
male: 93.3%
female: literacyfemale
Armeniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.4%
female: literacyfemale
Andorradefinition: 
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Angoladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42%
male: 56%
female: literacyfemale
American Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Argentinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.1%
male: 97.1%
female: literacyfemale
Australiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Ashmore and Cartier Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Austriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Anguilladefinition: age 12 and over can read and write
total population: 95%
male: 95%
female: literacyfemale
Akrotiridefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Antarcticadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bahraindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.1%
male: 91.9%
female: literacyfemale
Barbadosdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97.4%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Botswanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.8%
male: 76.9%
female: literacyfemale
Bermudadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Belgiumdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bahamas, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.6%
male: 94.7%
female: literacyfemale
Bangladeshdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 43.1%
male: 53.9%
female: literacyfemale
Belizedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.1%
male: 94.1%
female: literacyfemale
Bosnia and Herzegovinadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Boliviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.2%
male: 93.1%
female: literacyfemale
Burmadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.3%
male: 89.2%
female: literacyfemale
Benindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.9%
male: 56.2%
female: literacyfemale
Belarusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Solomon Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Navassa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Brazildefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 86.1%
female: literacyfemale
Bassas da Indiadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bhutandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.2%
male: 56.2%
female: literacyfemale
Bulgariadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Bouvet Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bruneidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.9%
male: 96.3%
female: literacyfemale
Burundidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.6%
male: 58.5%
female: literacyfemale
Canadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97% (1986 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cambodiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.4%
male: 80.8%
female: literacyfemale
Chaddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French or Arabic
total population: 47.5%
male: 56%
female: literacyfemale
Sri Lankadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.3%
male: 94.8%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.8%
male: 89.6%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Democratic Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba
total population: 65.5%
male: 76.2%
female: literacyfemale
Chinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.9%
male: 95.1%
female: literacyfemale
Chiledefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.2%
male: 96.4%
female: literacyfemale
Cayman Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Cocos (Keeling) Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cameroondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79%
male: 84.7%
female: literacyfemale
Comorosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 56.5%
male: 63.6%
female: literacyfemale
Colombiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 92.4%
female: literacyfemale
Northern Mariana Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Coral Sea Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Costa Ricadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 95.9%
female: literacyfemale
Central African Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51%
male: 63.3%
female: literacyfemale
Cubadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97.2%
female: literacyfemale
Cape Verdedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.6%
male: 85.8%
female: literacyfemale
Cook Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 95%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cyprusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.6%
male: 98.9%
female: literacyfemale
Denmarkdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Djiboutidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.9%
male: 78%
female: literacyfemale
Dominicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 94%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Jarvis Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Dominican Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.7%
male: 84.6%
female: literacyfemale
Dhekeliadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Ecuadordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
European Uniondefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Egyptdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.7%
male: 68.3%
female: literacyfemale
Irelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98% (1981 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Equatorial Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.7%
male: 93.3%
female: literacyfemale
Estoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Eritreadefinition: 
total population: 58.6%
male: 69.9%
female: literacyfemale
El Salvadordefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 80.2%
male: 82.8%
female: literacyfemale
Ethiopiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.7%
male: 50.3%
female: literacyfemale
Europa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Czech Republicdefinition: 
total population: 99.9% (1999 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
French Guianadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83%
male: 84%
female: literacyfemale
Finlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100% (2000 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Fijidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 95.5%
female: literacyfemale
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)definition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Micronesia, Federated States ofdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 91%
female: literacyfemale
Faroe Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
French Polynesiadefinition: age 14 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Baker Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Francedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
French Southern and Antarctic Landsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Gambia, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.1%
male: 47.8%
female: literacyfemale
Gabondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 63.2%
male: 73.7%
female: literacyfemale
Georgiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Ghanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.8%
male: 82.7%
female: literacyfemale
Gibraltardefinition: 
total population: above 80%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Grenadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Guernseydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Greenlanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Germanydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1997 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Glorioso Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Guadeloupedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
Guamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Greecedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.5%
male: 98.6%
female: literacyfemale
Guatemaladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.6%
male: 78%
female: literacyfemale
Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 35.9%
male: 49.9%
female: literacyfemale
Guyanadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Gaza Stripdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Haitidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 52.9%
male: 54.8%
female: literacyfemale
Hong Kongdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 93.5%
male: 96.9%
female: literacyfemale
Heard Island and McDonald Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Hondurasdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.2%
male: 76.1%
female: literacyfemale
Howland Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Croatiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.5%
male: 99.4%
female: literacyfemale
Hungarydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.5%
female: literacyfemale
Icelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.9% (1997 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Indonesiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.9%
male: 92.5%
female: literacyfemale
Man, Isle ofdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Indiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 59.5%
male: 70.2%
female: literacyfemale
British Indian Ocean Territorydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Clipperton Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Irandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.4%
male: 85.6%
female: literacyfemale
Israeldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.4%
male: 97.3%
female: literacyfemale
Italydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Cote d'Ivoiredefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50.9%
male: 57.9%
female: literacyfemale
Iraqdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.4%
male: 55.9%
female: literacyfemale
Japandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Jerseydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jamaicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: literacyfemale
Jan Mayendefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jordandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.3%
male: 95.9%
female: literacyfemale
Johnston Atolldefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Juan de Nova Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kenyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.1%
male: 90.6%
female: literacyfemale
Kyrgyzstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Northdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Kingman Reefdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kiribatidefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Southdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 99.2%
female: literacyfemale
Christmas Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kuwaitdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.5%
male: 85.1%
female: literacyfemale
Kazakhstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Laosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 66.4%
male: 77.4%
female: literacyfemale
Lebanondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.4%
male: 93.1%
female: literacyfemale
Latviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Lithuaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Liberiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.5%
male: 73.3%
female: literacyfemale
Slovakiadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Palmyra Atolldefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Liechtensteindefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Lesothodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.8%
male: 74.5%
female: literacyfemale
Luxembourgdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Libyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.6%
male: 92.4%
female: literacyfemale
Madagascardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68.9%
male: 75.5%
female: literacyfemale
Martiniquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.7%
male: 97.4%
female: literacyfemale
Macaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.5%
male: 97.2%
female: literacyfemale
Moldovadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.1%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Mayottedefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Mongoliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Montserratdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Malawidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 62.7%
male: 76.1%
female: literacyfemale
Macedoniadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Malidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 46.4%
male: 53.5%
female: literacyfemale
Monacodefinition: 
total population: 99%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Moroccodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.7%
male: 64.1%
female: literacyfemale
Mauritiusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.6%
male: 88.6%
female: literacyfemale
Midway Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Mauritaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 41.7%
male: 51.8%
female: literacyfemale
Maltadefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 92.8%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Omandefinition: 
total population: 75.8%
male: 83.1%
female: literacyfemale
Maldivesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.2%
male: 97.1%
female: literacyfemale
Mexicodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.2%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Malaysiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.7%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Mozambiquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 47.8%
male: 63.5%
female: literacyfemale
New Caledoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Niuedefinition: 
total population: 95%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Norfolk Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Nigerdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 17.6%
male: 25.8%
female: literacyfemale
Vanuatudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 53%
male: 57%
female: literacyfemale
Nigeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68%
male: 75.7%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (2000 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Norwaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Nepaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 45.2%
male: 62.7%
female: literacyfemale
Naurudefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Surinamedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 95%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlands Antillesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.7%
male: 96.7%
female: literacyfemale
Nicaraguadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.5%
male: 67.2%
female: literacyfemale
New Zealanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1980 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Southern Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Paraguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94%
male: 94.9%
female: literacyfemale
Pitcairn Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Perudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.9%
male: 95.2%
female: literacyfemale
Paracel Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Spratly Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Pakistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 45.7%
male: 59.8%
female: literacyfemale
Polanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Panamadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 93.2%
female: literacyfemale
Portugaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.3%
male: 95.5%
female: literacyfemale
Papua New Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 64.6%
male: 71.1%
female: literacyfemale
Palaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92%
male: 93%
female: literacyfemale
Guinea-Bissaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.4%
male: 58.1%
female: literacyfemale
Qatardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.5%
male: 81.4%
female: literacyfemale
Reuniondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.9%
male: 87%
female: literacyfemale
Marshall Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 93.6%
female: literacyfemale
Romaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Philippinesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 92.5%
female: literacyfemale
Puerto Ricodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.1%
male: 93.7%
female: literacyfemale
Russiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Rwandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.4%
male: 76.3%
female: literacyfemale
Saudi Arabiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78.8%
male: 84.7%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Pierre and Miquelondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Kitts and Nevisdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Seychellesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58%
male: 56%
female: literacyfemale
South Africadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 87%
female: literacyfemale
Senegaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.2%
male: 50%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Helenadefinition: age 20 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Sloveniadefinition: 
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Sierra Leonedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic
total population: 31.4%
male: 45.4%
female: literacyfemale
San Marinodefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Singaporedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 96.6%
female: literacyfemale
Somaliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 37.8%
male: 49.7%
female: literacyfemale
Spaindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 98.7%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Luciadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 67%
male: 65%
female: literacyfemale
Sudandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61.1%
male: 71.8%
female: literacyfemale
Svalbarddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Swedendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1979 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Syriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.9%
male: 89.7%
female: literacyfemale
Switzerlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1980 est.)
male: male:
female: literacyfemale
Trinidad and Tobagodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Tromelin Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Thailanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 94.9%
female: literacyfemale
Tajikistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Turks and Caicos Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Tokelaudefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Tongadefinition: can read and write Tongan and/or English
total population: 98.5%
male: 98.4%
female: literacyfemale
Togodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 60.9%
male: 75.4%
female: literacyfemale
Sao Tome and Principedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.3%
male: 85%
female: literacyfemale
Tunisiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.2%
male: 84%
female: literacyfemale
East Timordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58.6% (2002)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Turkeydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.5%
male: 94.3%
female: literacyfemale
Tuvaludefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Taiwandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.1% (2003)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Turkmenistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Tanzaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write Kiswahili (Swahili), English, or Arabic
total population: 78.2%
male: 85.9%
female: literacyfemale
Ugandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.9%
male: 79.5%
female: literacyfemale
United Kingdomdefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 99% (2000 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Ukrainedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
United Statesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Burkina Fasodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 26.6%
male: 36.9%
female: literacyfemale
Uruguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 97.6%
female: literacyfemale
Uzbekistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.3%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 96%
male: 96%
female: literacyfemale
Venezueladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.4%
male: 93.8%
female: literacyfemale
British Virgin Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8% (1991 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Vietnamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.3%
male: 93.9%
female: literacyfemale
Virgin Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Holy See (Vatican City)definition: 
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Namibiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84%
male: 84.4%
female: literacyfemale
West Bankdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Wallis and Futunadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50%
male: 50%
female: literacyfemale
Western Saharadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Wake Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Swazilanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 81.6%
male: 82.6%
female: literacyfemale
Indian Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Arctic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Worlddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77%
male: 83%
female: literacyfemale
Serbia and Montenegrodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 97.2%
female: literacyfemale
Yemendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50.2%
male: 70.5%
female: literacyfemale
Zambiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 80.6%
male: 86.8%
female: literacyfemale
Atlantic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Zimbabwedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 90.7%
male: 94.2%
female: literacyfemale
Pacific Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Arubadefinition: definition:
total population: 97%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Antigua and Barbudadefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 89%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
Afghanistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 36%
male: 51%
female: literacyfemale
Algeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70%
male: 78.8%
female: literacyfemale
Azerbaijandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Albaniadefinition: age 9 and over can read and write
total population: 86.5%
male: 93.3%
female: literacyfemale
Armeniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.4%
female: literacyfemale
Andorradefinition: 
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Angoladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42%
male: 56%
female: literacyfemale
American Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Argentinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.1%
male: 97.1%
female: literacyfemale
Australiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Ashmore and Cartier Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Austriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Anguilladefinition: age 12 and over can read and write
total population: 95%
male: 95%
female: literacyfemale
Antarcticadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bahraindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.1%
male: 91.9%
female: literacyfemale
Barbadosdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97.4%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Botswanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.8%
male: 76.9%
female: literacyfemale
Bermudadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Belgiumdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bahamas, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.6%
male: 94.7%
female: literacyfemale
Bangladeshdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 43.1%
male: 53.9%
female: literacyfemale
Belizedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.1%
male: 94.1%
female: literacyfemale
Bosnia and Herzegovinadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Boliviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.2%
male: 93.1%
female: literacyfemale
Burmadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.1%
male: 88.7%
female: literacyfemale
Benindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.9%
male: 56.2%
female: literacyfemale
Belarusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Solomon Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Navassa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Brazildefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 86.1%
female: literacyfemale
Bassas da Indiadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bhutandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.2%
male: 56.2%
female: literacyfemale
Bulgariadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Bouvet Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bruneidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.8%
male: 94.8%
female: literacyfemale
Burundidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.6%
male: 58.5%
female: literacyfemale
Canadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97% (1986 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cambodiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.9%
male: 80.5%
female: literacyfemale
Chaddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French or Arabic
total population: 47.5%
male: 56%
female: literacyfemale
Sri Lankadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.3%
male: 94.8%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.8%
male: 89.6%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Democratic Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba
total population: 65.5%
male: 76.2%
female: literacyfemale
Chinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86%
male: 92.9%
female: literacyfemale
Chiledefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.2%
male: 96.4%
female: literacyfemale
Cayman Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Cocos (Keeling) Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cameroondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79%
male: 84.7%
female: literacyfemale
Comorosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 56.5%
male: 63.6%
female: literacyfemale
Colombiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 92.4%
female: literacyfemale
Northern Mariana Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Coral Sea Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Costa Ricadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 95.9%
female: literacyfemale
Central African Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51%
male: 63.3%
female: literacyfemale
Cubadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97.2%
female: literacyfemale
Cape Verdedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.6%
male: 85.8%
female: literacyfemale
Cook Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 95%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cyprusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.6%
male: 98.9%
female: literacyfemale
Denmarkdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Djiboutidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.9%
male: 78%
female: literacyfemale
Dominicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 94%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Jarvis Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Dominican Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.7%
male: 84.6%
female: literacyfemale
Ecuadordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Egyptdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.7%
male: 68.3%
female: literacyfemale
Irelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98% (1981 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Equatorial Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.7%
male: 93.3%
female: literacyfemale
Estoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Eritreadefinition: 
total population: 58.6%
male: 69.9%
female: literacyfemale
El Salvadordefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 80.2%
male: 82.8%
female: literacyfemale
Ethiopiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.7%
male: 50.3%
female: literacyfemale
Europa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Czech Republicdefinition: 
total population: 99.9% (1999 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
French Guianadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83%
male: 84%
female: literacyfemale
Finlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100% (1980 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Fijidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 95.5%
female: literacyfemale
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)definition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Micronesia, Federated States ofdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 91%
female: literacyfemale
Faroe Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
French Polynesiadefinition: age 14 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Baker Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Francedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
French Southern and Antarctic Landsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Gambia, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.1%
male: 47.8%
female: literacyfemale
Gabondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 63.2%
male: 73.7%
female: literacyfemale
Georgiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Ghanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.8%
male: 82.7%
female: literacyfemale
Gibraltardefinition: 
total population: above 80%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Grenadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Guernseydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Greenlanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Germanydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1977 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Glorioso Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Guadeloupedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
Guamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Greecedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.5%
male: 98.6%
female: literacyfemale
Guatemaladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.6%
male: 78%
female: literacyfemale
Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 35.9%
male: 49.9%
female: literacyfemale
Guyanadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Gaza Stripdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Haitidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 52.9%
male: 54.8%
female: literacyfemale
Hong Kongdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 94%
male: 97.1%
female: literacyfemale
Heard Island and McDonald Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Hondurasdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.2%
male: 76.1%
female: literacyfemale
Howland Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Croatiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.5%
male: 99.4%
female: literacyfemale
Hungarydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.5%
female: literacyfemale
Icelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.9% (1997 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Indonesiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.5%
male: 92.9%
female: literacyfemale
Man, Isle ofdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Indiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 59.5%
male: 70.2%
female: literacyfemale
British Indian Ocean Territorydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Clipperton Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Irandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.4%
male: 85.6%
female: literacyfemale
Israeldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.4%
male: 97.3%
female: literacyfemale
Italydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Cote d'Ivoiredefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50.9%
male: 57.9%
female: literacyfemale
Iraqdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.4%
male: 55.9%
female: literacyfemale
Japandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1995 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jerseydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jamaicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: literacyfemale
Jan Mayendefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jordandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.3%
male: 95.9%
female: literacyfemale
Johnston Atolldefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Juan de Nova Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kenyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.1%
male: 90.6%
female: literacyfemale
Kyrgyzstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Northdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write Korean
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Kingman Reefdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kiribatidefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Southdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.1%
male: 99.3%
female: literacyfemale
Christmas Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kuwaitdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.5%
male: 85.1%
female: literacyfemale
Kazakhstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Laosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 52.8%
male: 67.5%
female: literacyfemale
Lebanondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.4%
male: 93.1%
female: literacyfemale
Latviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Lithuaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Liberiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.5%
male: 73.3%
female: literacyfemale
Slovakiadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Palmyra Atolldefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Liechtensteindefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Lesothodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.8%
male: 74.5%
female: literacyfemale
Luxembourgdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Libyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.6%
male: 92.4%
female: literacyfemale
Madagascardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68.9%
male: 75.5%
female: literacyfemale
Martiniquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.7%
male: 97.4%
female: literacyfemale
Macaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.5%
male: 97.2%
female: literacyfemale
Moldovadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.1%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Mayottedefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Mongoliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.1%
male: 99.2%
female: literacyfemale
Montserratdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Malawidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 62.7%
male: 76.1%
female: literacyfemale
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Malidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 46.4%
male: 53.5%
female: literacyfemale
Monacodefinition: 
total population: 99%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Moroccodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.7%
male: 64.1%
female: literacyfemale
Mauritiusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.6%
male: 88.6%
female: literacyfemale
Midway Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Mauritaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 41.7%
male: 51.8%
female: literacyfemale
Maltadefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 92.8%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Omandefinition: 
total population: 75.8%
male: 83.1%
female: literacyfemale
Maldivesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.2%
male: 97.1%
female: literacyfemale
Mexicodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.2%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Malaysiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.9%
male: 92.4%
female: literacyfemale
Mozambiquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 47.8%
male: 63.5%
female: literacyfemale
New Caledoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Niuedefinition: 
total population: 95%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Norfolk Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Nigerdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 17.6%
male: 25.8%
female: literacyfemale
Vanuatudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 53%
male: 57%
female: literacyfemale
Nigeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68%
male: 75.7%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (2000 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Norwaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Nepaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 45.2%
male: 62.7%
female: literacyfemale
Naurudefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Surinamedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 95%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlands Antillesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.7%
male: 96.7%
female: literacyfemale
Nicaraguadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.5%
male: 67.2%
female: literacyfemale
New Zealanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1980 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Southern Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Paraguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94%
male: 94.9%
female: literacyfemale
Pitcairn Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Perudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.9%
male: 95.2%
female: literacyfemale
Paracel Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Spratly Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Pakistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 45.7%
male: 59.8%
female: literacyfemale
Polanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Panamadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 93.2%
female: literacyfemale
Portugaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.3%
male: 95.5%
female: literacyfemale
Papua New Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 66%
male: 72.3%
female: literacyfemale
Palaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92%
male: 93%
female: literacyfemale
Guinea-Bissaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.4%
male: 58.1%
female: literacyfemale
Qatardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.5%
male: 81.4%
female: literacyfemale
Reuniondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.9%
male: 87%
female: literacyfemale
Marshall Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 93.6%
female: literacyfemale
Romaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Philippinesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.9%
male: 96%
female: literacyfemale
Puerto Ricodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.8%
male: 93.7%
female: literacyfemale
Russiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Rwandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.4%
male: 76.3%
female: literacyfemale
Saudi Arabiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78.8%
male: 84.7%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Pierre and Miquelondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Kitts and Nevisdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Seychellesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58%
male: 56%
female: literacyfemale
South Africadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 87%
female: literacyfemale
Senegaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.2%
male: 50%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Helenadefinition: age 20 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Sloveniadefinition: 
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Sierra Leonedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic
total population: 31.4%
male: 45.4%
female: literacyfemale
San Marinodefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Singaporedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.2%
male: 96.7%
female: literacyfemale
Somaliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 37.8%
male: 49.7%
female: literacyfemale
Spaindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 98.7%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Luciadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 67%
male: 65%
female: literacyfemale
Sudandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61.1%
male: 71.8%
female: literacyfemale
Svalbarddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Swedendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1979 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Syriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.9%
male: 89.7%
female: literacyfemale
Switzerlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1980 est.)
male: male:
female: literacyfemale
Trinidad and Tobagodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Tromelin Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Thailanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 97.5%
female: literacyfemale
Tajikistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Turks and Caicos Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Tokelaudefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Tongadefinition: can read and write Tongan and/or English
total population: 98.5%
male: 98.4%
female: literacyfemale
Togodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 60.9%
male: 75.4%
female: literacyfemale
Sao Tome and Principedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.3%
male: 85%
female: literacyfemale
Tunisiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.2%
male: 84%
female: literacyfemale
East Timordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 48% (2001)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Turkeydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.5%
male: 94.3%
female: literacyfemale
Tuvaludefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Taiwandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86%
male: 93%
female: literacyfemale
Turkmenistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Tanzaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write Kiswahili (Swahili), English, or Arabic
total population: 78.2%
male: 85.9%
female: literacyfemale
Ugandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.9%
male: 79.5%
female: literacyfemale
United Kingdomdefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 99% (2000 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Ukrainedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
United Statesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Burkina Fasodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 26.6%
male: 36.9%
female: literacyfemale
Uruguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 97.6%
female: literacyfemale
Uzbekistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.3%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 96%
male: 96%
female: literacyfemale
Venezueladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.4%
male: 93.8%
female: literacyfemale
British Virgin Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8% (1991 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Vietnamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94%
male: 95.8%
female: literacyfemale
Virgin Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Holy See (Vatican City)definition: 
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Namibiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84%
male: 84.4%
female: literacyfemale
West Bankdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Wallis and Futunadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50%
male: 50%
female: literacyfemale
Western Saharadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Wake Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Swazilanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 81.6%
male: 82.6%
female: literacyfemale
Indian Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Arctic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Worlddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77%
male: 83%
female: literacyfemale
Serbia and Montenegrodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 97.2%
female: literacyfemale
Yemendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50.2%
male: 70.5%
female: literacyfemale
Zambiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 80.6%
male: 86.8%
female: literacyfemale
Atlantic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Zimbabwedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 90.7%
male: 94.2%
female: literacyfemale
Pacific Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Arubadefinition: 
total population: 97%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Antigua and Barbudadefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 89%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
Afghanistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 36%
male: 51%
female: literacyfemale
Algeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61.6%
male: 73.9%
female: literacyfemale
Azerbaijandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Albaniadefinition: age 9 and over can read and write
total population: 93% (1997 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Armeniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Andorradefinition: 
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Angoladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42%
male: 56%
female: literacyfemale
American Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Argentinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.2%
male: 96.2%
female: literacyfemale
Australiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Ashmore and Cartier Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Austriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Anguilladefinition: age 12 and over can read and write
total population: 95%
male: 95%
female: literacyfemale
Antarcticadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bahraindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.5%
male: 91.6%
female: literacyfemale
Barbadosdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97.4%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Botswanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.8%
male: 80.5%
female: literacyfemale
Bermudadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Belgiumdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bahamas, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.2%
male: 98.5%
female: literacyfemale
Bangladeshdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 56%
male: 63%
female: literacyfemale
Belizedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.3%
male: 70.3%
female: literacyfemale
Bosnia and Herzegovinadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Boliviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.1%
male: 90.5%
female: literacyfemale
Burmadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.1%
male: 88.7%
female: literacyfemale
Benindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 37.5%
male: 52.2%
female: literacyfemale
Belarusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Solomon Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Navassa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Brazildefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.3%
male: 83.3%
female: literacyfemale
Bassas da Indiadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bhutandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.2%
male: 56.2%
female: literacyfemale
Bulgariadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Bouvet Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bruneidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.2%
male: 92.6%
female: literacyfemale
Burundidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 35.3%
male: 49.3%
female: literacyfemale
Canadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97% (1986 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cambodiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 35%
male: 48%
female: literacyfemale
Chaddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French or Arabic
total population: 40%
male: 49%
female: literacyfemale
Sri Lankadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.2%
male: 93.4%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.9%
male: 83.1%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Democratic Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba
total population: 77.3%
male: 86.6%
female: literacyfemale
Chinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 81.5%
male: 89.9%
female: literacyfemale
Chiledefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.2%
male: 95.4%
female: literacyfemale
Cayman Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Cocos (Keeling) Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cameroondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 63.4%
male: 75%
female: literacyfemale
Comorosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.3%
male: 64.2%
female: literacyfemale
Colombiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.3%
male: 91.2%
female: literacyfemale
Northern Mariana Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Coral Sea Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Costa Ricadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.5%
male: 95.5%
female: literacyfemale
Central African Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 60%
male: 68.5%
female: literacyfemale
Cubadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.7%
male: 96.2%
female: literacyfemale
Cape Verdedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 71.6%
male: 81.4%
female: literacyfemale
Cook Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 95%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cyprusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98.7%
female: literacyfemale
Denmarkdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Djiboutidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 46.2%
male: 60.3%
female: literacyfemale
Dominicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 94%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Jarvis Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Dominican Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.1%
male: 82%
female: literacyfemale
Ecuadordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.1%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Egyptdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.4%
male: 63.6%
female: literacyfemale
Irelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98% (1981 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Equatorial Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78.5%
male: 89.6%
female: literacyfemale
Estoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Eritreadefinition: 
total population: 25%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
El Salvadordefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 71.5%
male: 73.5%
female: literacyfemale
Ethiopiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 35.5%
male: 45.5%
female: literacyfemale
Europa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Czech Republicdefinition: 
total population: 99.9% (1999 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
French Guianadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83%
male: 84%
female: literacyfemale
Finlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100% (1980 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Fijidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)definition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Micronesia, Federated States ofdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 91%
female: literacyfemale
Faroe Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
French Polynesiadefinition: age 14 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Baker Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Francedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
French Southern and Antarctic Landsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Gambia, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 47.5%
male: 58.4%
female: literacyfemale
Gabondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 63.2%
male: 73.7%
female: literacyfemale
Georgiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Ghanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 64.5%
male: 75.9%
female: literacyfemale
Gibraltardefinition: 
total population: above 80%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Grenadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Guernseydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Greenlanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Germanydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1977 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Glorioso Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Guadeloupedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
Guamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Greecedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98.5%
female: literacyfemale
Guatemaladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 63.6%
male: 68.7%
female: literacyfemale
Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 35.9%
male: 49.9%
female: literacyfemale
Guyanadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.1%
male: 98.6%
female: literacyfemale
Gaza Stripdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Haitidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 45%
male: 48%
female: literacyfemale
Hong Kongdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 92.2%
male: 96%
female: literacyfemale
Heard Island and McDonald Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Hondurasdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74%
male: 74%
female: literacyfemale
Howland Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Croatiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Hungarydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Icelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.9% (1997 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Indonesiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.8%
male: 89.6%
female: literacyfemale
Man, Isle ofdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Indiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 52%
male: 65.5%
female: literacyfemale
British Indian Ocean Territorydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Clipperton Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Irandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 72.1%
male: 78.4%
female: literacyfemale
Israeldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Italydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98% (1998)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cote d'Ivoiredefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 48.5%
male: 57%
female: literacyfemale
Iraqdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58%
male: 70.7%
female: literacyfemale
Japandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1970 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jerseydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jamaicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 85%
male: 80.8%
female: literacyfemale
Jan Mayendefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jordandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.6%
male: 93.4%
female: literacyfemale
Johnston Atolldefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Juan de Nova Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kenyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78.1%
male: 86.3%
female: literacyfemale
Kyrgyzstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Northdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write Korean
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Kingman Reefdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kiribatidefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Southdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99.3%
female: literacyfemale
Christmas Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kuwaitdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78.6%
male: 82.2%
female: literacyfemale
Kazakhstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Laosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57%
male: 70%
female: literacyfemale
Lebanondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 90.8%
female: literacyfemale
Latviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Lithuaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Liberiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 38.3%
male: 53.9%
female: literacyfemale
Slovakiadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Palmyra Atolldefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Liechtensteindefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Lesothodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83%
male: 72%
female: literacyfemale
Luxembourgdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Libyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.2%
male: 87.9%
female: literacyfemale
Madagascardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 80%
male: 88%
female: literacyfemale
Martiniquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Macaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90%
male: 93%
female: literacyfemale
Moldovadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Mayottedefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Mongoliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Montserratdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Malawidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58%
male: 72.8%
female: literacyfemale
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Malidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 38%
male: 45%
female: literacyfemale
Monacodefinition: 
total population: 99%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Moroccodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 43.7%
male: 56.6%
female: literacyfemale
Mauritiusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.9%
male: 87.1%
female: literacyfemale
Midway Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Mauritaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 41.2%
male: 51.5%
female: literacyfemale
Maltadefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 88.76%
male: 86.91%
female: literacyfemale
Omandefinition: 
total population: approaching 80%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Maldivesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.2%
male: 93.3%
female: literacyfemale
Mexicodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.6%
male: 91.8%
female: literacyfemale
Malaysiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.5%
male: 89.1%
female: literacyfemale
Mozambiquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.3%
male: 58.4%
female: literacyfemale
New Caledoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Niuedefinition: 
total population: 95%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Norfolk Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Nigerdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 15.3%
male: 21.2%
female: literacyfemale
Vanuatudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 53%
male: 57%
female: literacyfemale
Nigeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.1%
male: 67.3%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (2000 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Norwaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Nepaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 27.5%
male: 40.9%
female: literacyfemale
Naurudefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Surinamedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 95%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlands Antillesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Nicaraguadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68.2% (1999)
male: 67.1%
female: literacyfemale
New Zealanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1980 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Southern Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Paraguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.1%
male: 93.5%
female: literacyfemale
Pitcairn Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Perudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.3%
male: 94.5%
female: literacyfemale
Paracel Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Spratly Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Pakistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.7%
male: 55.3%
female: literacyfemale
Polanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Panamadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.8%
male: 91.4%
female: literacyfemale
Portugaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.4%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Papua New Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 64.5%
male: 72%
female: literacyfemale
Palaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92%
male: 93%
female: literacyfemale
Guinea-Bissaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 34%
male: 50%
female: literacyfemale
Qatardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79%
male: 79%
female: literacyfemale
Reuniondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79%
male: 76%
female: literacyfemale
Marshall Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 93.6%
female: literacyfemale
Romaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Philippinesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.6%
male: 95%
female: literacyfemale
Puerto Ricodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
Russiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Rwandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 48%
male: 52%
female: literacyfemale
Saudi Arabiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78%
male: 84.2%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Pierre and Miquelondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Kitts and Nevisdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Seychellesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58%
male: 56%
female: literacyfemale
South Africadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85%
male: 86%
female: literacyfemale
Senegaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 39.1%
male: 51.1%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Helenadefinition: age 20 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Sloveniadefinition: 
total population: 99%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Sierra Leonedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic
total population: 31.4%
male: 45.4%
female: literacyfemale
San Marinodefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Singaporedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.5%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Somaliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 37.8%
male: 49.7%
female: literacyfemale
Spaindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Saint Luciadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 67%
male: 65%
female: literacyfemale
Sudandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 46.1%
male: 57.7%
female: literacyfemale
Svalbarddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Swedendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1979 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Syriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.8%
male: 85.7%
female: literacyfemale
Switzerlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (1980 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Trinidad and Tobagodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94% (2000)
male: 95.9% (1999)
female: literacyfemale
Tromelin Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Thailanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.8%
male: 96%
female: literacyfemale
Tajikistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Turks and Caicos Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Tokelaudefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Tongadefinition: can read and write Tongan and/or English
total population: 98.5%
male: 98.4%
female: literacyfemale
Togodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.7%
male: 67%
female: literacyfemale
Sao Tome and Principedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.3%
male: 85%
female: literacyfemale
Tunisiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 66.7%
male: 78.6%
female: literacyfemale
East Timordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 48% (2001)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Turkeydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Tuvaludefinition: percentage of people over the age of 15 who can read and write
total population: 55% (1996)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Taiwandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86% (1980 est.)
male: 93% (1980 est.)
female: literacyfemale
Turkmenistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Tanzaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write Kiswahili (Swahili), English, or Arabic
total population: 67.8%
male: 79.4%
female: literacyfemale
Ugandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 62.7%
male: 74%
female: literacyfemale
United Kingdomdefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 99% (2000 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Ukrainedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
United Statesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Burkina Fasodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 36% (2001)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Uruguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.3%
male: 96.9%
female: literacyfemale
Uzbekistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 96%
male: 96%
female: literacyfemale
Venezueladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.1%
male: 91.8%
female: literacyfemale
British Virgin Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8% (1991 est.)
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Vietnamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 96.5%
female: literacyfemale
Virgin Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Holy See (Vatican City)definition: 
total population: 100%
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Namibiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 38%
male: 45%
female: literacyfemale
West Bankdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Wallis and Futunadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50%
male: 50%
female: literacyfemale
Western Saharadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Wake Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 80%
male: 81%
female: literacyfemale
Swazilanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78.3%
male: 78%
female: literacyfemale
Indian Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Arctic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Worlddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77%
male: 83%
female: literacyfemale
Serbia and Montenegrodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 97.2%
female: literacyfemale
Yemendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 38%
male: 53%
female: literacyfemale
Zambiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 78.9%
male: 85.7%
female: literacyfemale
Atlantic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Zimbabwedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 85%
male: 90%
female: literacyfemale
Pacific Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Argentinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  96.2%
male:  96.2%
female: literacyfemale
Australiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  100%
male:  100%
female: literacyfemale
Ashmore and Cartier Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Austriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Anguilladefinition: age 12 and over can read and write
total population:  95%
male:  95%
female: literacyfemale
Antarcticadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bahraindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  85.2%
male:  89.1%
female: literacyfemale
Barbadosdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  97.4%
male:  98%
female: literacyfemale
Botswanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  69.8%
male:  80.5%
female: literacyfemale
Bermudadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  98%
female: literacyfemale
Belgiumdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Bahamas, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98.2%
male:  98.5%
female: literacyfemale
Bangladeshdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  56%
male:  63%
female: literacyfemale
Belizedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  70.3%
male:  70.3%
female: literacyfemale
Bosnia and Herzegovinadefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Boliviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  83.1%
male:  90.5%
female: literacyfemale
Burmadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  83.1%
male:  88.7%
female: literacyfemale
Benindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  37.5%
male:  52.2%
female: literacyfemale
Belarusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Solomon Islandsdefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Navassa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Brazildefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  83.3%
male:  83.3%
female: literacyfemale
Bassas da Indiadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bhutandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  42.2%
male:  56.2%
female: literacyfemale
Bulgariadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Bouvet Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bruneidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  88.2%
male:  92.6%
female: literacyfemale
Burundidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  35.3%
male:  49.3%
female: literacyfemale
Canadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97% (1986 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Cambodiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  35%
male:  48%
female: literacyfemale
Chaddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French or Arabic
total population:  48.1%
male:  62.1%
female: literacyfemale
Sri Lankadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  90.2%
male:  93.4%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  74.9%
male:  83.1%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Democratic Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba
total population:  77.3%
male:  86.6%
female: literacyfemale
Chinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  81.5%
male:  89.9%
female: literacyfemale
Chiledefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  95.2%
male:  95.4%
female: literacyfemale
Cayman Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  98%
male:  98%
female: literacyfemale
Cocos (Keeling) Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cameroondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  63.4%
male:  75%
female: literacyfemale
Comorosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  57.3%
male:  64.2%
female: literacyfemale
Colombiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  91.3%
male:  91.2%
female: literacyfemale
Northern Mariana Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97%
male:  97%
female: literacyfemale
Coral Sea Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Costa Ricadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  94.8%
male:  94.7%
female: literacyfemale
Central African Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  60%
male:  68.5%
female: literacyfemale
Cubadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  95.7%
male:  96.2%
female: literacyfemale
Cape Verdedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  71.6%
male:  81.4%
female: literacyfemale
Cook Islandsdefinition: 
total population:  95%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Cyprusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  94%
male:  98%
female: literacyfemale
Denmarkdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  100%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Djiboutidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  46.2%
male:  60.3%
female: literacyfemale
Dominicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  94%
male:  94%
female: literacyfemale
Jarvis Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Dominican Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  82.1%
male:  82%
female: literacyfemale
Ecuadordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  90.1%
male:  92%
female: literacyfemale
Egyptdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  51.4%
male:  63.6%
female: literacyfemale
Irelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98% (1981 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Equatorial Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  78.5%
male:  89.6%
female: literacyfemale
Estoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  100%
male:  100%
female: literacyfemale
Eritreadefinition: 
total population:  25%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
El Salvadordefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population:  71.5%
male:  73.5%
female: literacyfemale
Ethiopiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  35.5%
male:  45.5%
female: literacyfemale
Europa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Czech Republicdefinition: 
total population:  99.9% (1999 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
French Guianadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  83%
male:  84%
female: literacyfemale
Finlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  100% (1980 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Fijidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  91.6%
male:  93.8%
female: literacyfemale
Micronesia, Federated States ofdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  89%
male:  91%
female: literacyfemale
Faroe Islandsdefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
French Polynesiadefinition: age 14 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  98%
female: literacyfemale
Baker Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Francedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
French Southern and Antarctic Landsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Gambia, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  47.5%
male:  58.4%
female: literacyfemale
Gabondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  63.2%
male:  73.7%
female: literacyfemale
Georgiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99%
male:  100%
female: literacyfemale
Ghanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  64.5%
male:  75.9%
female: literacyfemale
Gibraltardefinition: 
total population:  above 80%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Grenadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  98%
female: literacyfemale
Guernseydefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Greenlanddefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Germanydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99% (1977 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Glorioso Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Guadeloupedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  90%
male:  90%
female: literacyfemale
Guamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Greecedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  95%
male:  98%
female: literacyfemale
Guatemaladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  63.6%
male:  68.7%
female: literacyfemale
Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  35.9%
male:  49.9%
female: literacyfemale
Guyanadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  98.1%
male:  98.6%
female: literacyfemale
Gaza Stripdefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Haitidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  45%
male:  48%
female: literacyfemale
Hong Kongdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  92.2%
male:  96%
female: literacyfemale
Heard Island and McDonald Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Hondurasdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  72.7%
male:  72.6%
female: literacyfemale
Howland Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Croatiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Hungarydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Icelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99.9% (1997 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Indonesiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  83.8%
male:  89.6%
female: literacyfemale
Man, Isle ofdefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Indiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  52%
male:  65.5%
female: literacyfemale
British Indian Ocean Territorydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Clipperton Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Irandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  72.1%
male:  78.4%
female: literacyfemale
Israeldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  95%
male:  97%
female: literacyfemale
Italydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98% (1998)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Cote d'Ivoiredefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  48.5%
male:  57%
female: literacyfemale
Iraqdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  58%
male:  70.7%
female: literacyfemale
Japandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99% (1970 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Jerseydefinition: 
total population:  NA
male:  NA
female: literacyfemale
Jamaicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  85%
male:  80.8%
female: literacyfemale
Jan Mayendefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Jordandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  86.6%
male:  93.4%
female: literacyfemale
Johnston Atolldefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Juan de Nova Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kenyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  78.1%
male:  86.3%
female: literacyfemale
Kyrgyzstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Northdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write Korean
total population:  99%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Kingman Reefdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kiribatidefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Southdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  99.3%
female: literacyfemale
Christmas Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Kuwaitdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  78.6%
male:  82.2%
female: literacyfemale
Kazakhstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Laosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  57%
male:  70%
female: literacyfemale
Lebanondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  86.4%
male:  90.8%
female: literacyfemale
Latviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  100%
male:  100%
female: literacyfemale
Lithuaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Liberiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  38.3%
male:  53.9%
female: literacyfemale
Slovakiadefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Palmyra Atolldefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Liechtensteindefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population:  100%
male:  100%
female: literacyfemale
Lesothodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  83%
male:  72%
female: literacyfemale
Luxembourgdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  100%
male:  100%
female: literacyfemale
Libyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  76.2%
male:  87.9%
female: literacyfemale
Madagascardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  80%
male:  88%
female: literacyfemale
Martiniquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  93%
male:  92%
female: literacyfemale
Macaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  90%
male:  93%
female: literacyfemale
Moldovadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  96%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Mayottedefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Mongoliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97%
male:  98%
female: literacyfemale
Montserratdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  97%
male:  97%
female: literacyfemale
Malawidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  58%
male:  72.8%
female: literacyfemale
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofdefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Malidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  31%
male:  39.4%
female: literacyfemale
Monacodefinition: 
total population:  99%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Moroccodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  43.7%
male:  56.6%
female: literacyfemale
Mauritiusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  82.9%
male:  87.1%
female: literacyfemale
Midway Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Mauritaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  46.7%
male:  53.4%
female: literacyfemale
Maltadefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population:  88.76%
male:  86.91%
female: literacyfemale
Omandefinition: 
total population:  approaching 80%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Maldivesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  93.2%
male:  93.3%
female: literacyfemale
Mexicodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  89.6%
male:  91.8%
female: literacyfemale
Malaysiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  83.5%
male:  89.1%
female: literacyfemale
Mozambiquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  42.3%
male:  58.4%
female: literacyfemale
New Caledoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  91%
male:  92%
female: literacyfemale
Niuedefinition: 
total population:  95%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Norfolk Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Nigerdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  13.6%
male:  20.9%
female: literacyfemale
Vanuatudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  53%
male:  57%
female: literacyfemale
Nigeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  57.1%
male:  67.3%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99% (2000 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Norwaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  100%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Nepaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  27.5%
male:  40.9%
female: literacyfemale
Naurudefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Surinamedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  93%
male:  95%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlands Antillesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  98%
female: literacyfemale
Nicaraguadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  65.7%
male:  64.6%
female: literacyfemale
New Zealanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99% (1980 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Southern Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Paraguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  92.1%
male:  93.5%
female: literacyfemale
Pitcairn Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Perudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  88.7%
male:  94.5%
female: literacyfemale
Paracel Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Spratly Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Pakistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  42.7%
male:  55.3%
female: literacyfemale
Polanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Panamadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  90.8%
male:  91.4%
female: literacyfemale
Portugaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  87.4%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Papua New Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  72.2%
male:  81%
female: literacyfemale
Palaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  92%
male:  93%
female: literacyfemale
Guinea-Bissaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  53.9%
male:  67.1%
female: literacyfemale
Qatardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  79%
male:  79%
female: literacyfemale
Reuniondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  79%
male:  76%
female: literacyfemale
Marshall Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  93%
male:  100%
female: literacyfemale
Romaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97%
male:  98%
female: literacyfemale
Philippinesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  94.6%
male:  95%
female: literacyfemale
Puerto Ricodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  89%
male:  90%
female: literacyfemale
Russiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  100%
female: literacyfemale
Rwandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  48%
male:  52%
female: literacyfemale
Saudi Arabiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  62.8%
male:  71.5%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Pierre and Miquelondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Kitts and Nevisdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  97%
male:  97%
female: literacyfemale
Seychellesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  58%
male:  56%
female: literacyfemale
South Africadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  81.8%
male:  81.9%
female: literacyfemale
Senegaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  33.1%
male:  43%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Helenadefinition: age 20 and over can read and write
total population:  97%
male:  97%
female: literacyfemale
Sloveniadefinition: 
total population:  99%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Sierra Leonedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic
total population:  31.4%
male:  45.4%
female: literacyfemale
San Marinodefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population:  96%
male:  97%
female: literacyfemale
Singaporedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  93.5%
male:  97%
female: literacyfemale
Somaliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  24%
male:  36%
female: literacyfemale
Spaindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Luciadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  67%
male:  65%
female: literacyfemale
Sudandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  46.1%
male:  57.7%
female: literacyfemale
Svalbarddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Swedendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99% (1979 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Syriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  70.8%
male:  85.7%
female: literacyfemale
Switzerlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99% (1980 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Trinidad and Tobagodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97.9%
male:  98.8%
female: literacyfemale
Tromelin Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Thailanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  93.8%
male:  96%
female: literacyfemale
Tajikistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Turks and Caicos Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  98%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Tokelaudefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Tongadefinition: can read and write Tongan and/or English
total population:  98.5%
male:  98.4%
female: literacyfemale
Togodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  51.7%
male:  67%
female: literacyfemale
Sao Tome and Principedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  73%
male:  85%
female: literacyfemale
Tunisiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  66.7%
male:  78.6%
female: literacyfemale
Turkeydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  85%
male:  94%
female: literacyfemale
Tuvaludefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Taiwandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  86% (1980 est.); note - literacy for the total population has reportedly increased to 94% (1998 est.)
male:  93% (1980 est.)
female: literacyfemale
Turkmenistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Tanzaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write Kiswahili (Swahili), English, or Arabic
total population:  67.8%
male:  79.4%
female: literacyfemale
Ugandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  61.8%
male:  73.7%
female: literacyfemale
United Kingdomdefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population:  99% (1978 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Ukrainedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  98%
male:  100%
female: literacyfemale
United Statesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97%
male:  97%
female: literacyfemale
Burkina Fasodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  19.2%
male:  29.5%
female: literacyfemale
Uruguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97.3%
male:  96.9%
female: literacyfemale
Uzbekistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  99%
male:  99%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population:  96%
male:  96%
female: literacyfemale
Venezueladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  91.1%
male:  91.8%
female: literacyfemale
British Virgin Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97.8% (1991 est.)
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Vietnamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  93.7%
male:  96.5%
female: literacyfemale
Virgin Islandsdefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Holy See (Vatican City)definition: 
total population:  100%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Namibiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  38%
male:  45%
female: literacyfemale
West Bankdefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Wallis and Futunadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  50%
male:  50%
female: literacyfemale
Western Saharadefinition: 
total population:  NA%
male:  NA%
female: literacyfemale
Wake Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  97%
male:  97%
female: literacyfemale
Swazilanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  76.7%
male:  78%
female: literacyfemale
Indian Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Arctic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Worlddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Yemendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:  38%
male:  53%
female: literacyfemale
Zambiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population:  78.2%
male:  85.6%
female: literacyfemale
Atlantic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Zimbabwedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population:  85%
male:  90%
female: literacyfemale
Pacific Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Worlddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82%
male: 87%
female: literacyfemale
Afghanistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 28.1%
male: 43.1%
female: literacyfemale
Akrotiridefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Albaniadefinition: age 9 and over can read and write
total population: 98.7%
male: 99.2%
female: literacyfemale
Algeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.9%
male: 79.6%
female: literacyfemale
American Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Andorradefinition: NA
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Angoladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.4%
male: 82.9%
female: literacyfemale
Anguilladefinition: age 12 and over can read and write
total population: 95%
male: 95%
female: literacyfemale
Antarcticadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Antigua and Barbudadefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 85.8%
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Arctic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Argentinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.2%
male: 97.2%
female: literacyfemale
Armeniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Arubadefinition: NA
total population: 97.3%
male: 97.5%
female: literacyfemale
Ashmore and Cartier Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Atlantic Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Australiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Austriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: NA
female: literacyfemale
Azerbaijandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.5%
female: literacyfemale
Bahamas, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.6%
male: 94.7%
female: literacyfemale
Bahraindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.5%
male: 88.6%
female: literacyfemale
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refugesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Bangladeshdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 43.1%
male: 53.9%
female: literacyfemale
Barbadosdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Iles Eparsesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Belarusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Belgiumdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Belizedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.9%
male: 76.7%
female: literacyfemale
Benindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 34.7%
male: 47.9%
female: literacyfemale
Bermudadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Bhutandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 47%
male: 60%
female: literacyfemale
Bosnia and Herzegovinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.7%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Boliviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.7%
male: 93.1%
female: literacyfemale
Botswanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 81.2%
male: 80.4%
female: literacyfemale
Bouvet Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Brazildefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.6%
male: 88.4%
female: literacyfemale
British Indian Ocean Territorydefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
British Virgin Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8% (1991 est.)
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Bruneidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.7%
male: 95.2%
female: literacyfemale
Bulgariadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.2%
male: 98.7%
female: literacyfemale
Burkina Fasodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 21.8%
male: 29.4%
female: literacyfemale
Burmadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.9%
male: 93.9%
female: literacyfemale
Burundidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 59.3%
male: 67.3%
female: literacyfemale
Cambodiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 73.6%
male: 84.7%
female: literacyfemale
Cameroondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.9%
male: 77%
female: literacyfemale
Canadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Cape Verdedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.6%
male: 85.8%
female: literacyfemale
Cayman Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Central African Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51%
male: 63.3%
female: literacyfemale
Chaddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French or Arabic
total population: 47.5%
male: 56%
female: literacyfemale
Chiledefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.7%
male: 95.8%
female: literacyfemale
Chinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.9%
male: 95.1%
female: literacyfemale
Christmas Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Clipperton Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Cocos (Keeling) Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Colombiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.8%
male: 92.9%
female: literacyfemale
Comorosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 56.5%
male: 63.6%
female: literacyfemale
Cyprusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.6%
male: 98.9%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.8%
male: 89.6%
female: literacyfemale
Cook Islandsdefinition: NA
total population: 95%
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Coral Sea Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Costa Ricadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 95.9%
female: literacyfemale
Cote d'Ivoiredefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50.9%
male: 57.9%
female: literacyfemale
Croatiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.1%
male: 99.3%
female: literacyfemale
El Salvadordefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 80.2%
male: 82.8%
female: literacyfemale
Egyptdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 71.4%
male: 83%
female: literacyfemale
East Timordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58.6%
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Ecuadordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91%
male: 92.3%
female: literacyfemale
Dominican Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87%
male: 86.8%
female: literacyfemale
Dominicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 94%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Dhekeliadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Djiboutidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.9%
male: 78%
female: literacyfemale
Denmarkdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Czech Republicdefinition: NA
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Cubadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Equatorial Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.7%
male: 93.3%
female: literacyfemale
Eritreadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58.6%
male: 69.9%
female: literacyfemale
Estoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Ethiopiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.7%
male: 50.3%
female: literacyfemale
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)definition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Faroe Islandsdefinition: NA
total population: NA%
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Fijidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 95.5%
female: literacyfemale
Finlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Francedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
French Polynesiadefinition: age 14 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
French Southern and Antarctic Landsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Gabondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 63.2%
male: 73.7%
female: literacyfemale
Gambia, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.1%
male: 47.8%
female: literacyfemale
Gaza Stripdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.4%
male: 96.7%
female: literacyfemale
Georgiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Germanydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Ghanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.9%
male: 66.4%
female: literacyfemale
Gibraltardefinition: NA
total population: above 80%
male: NA
female: literacyfemale
Iles Eparsesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Greecedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 97.8%
female: literacyfemale
Greenlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Grenadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Guamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Guatemaladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.1%
male: 75.4%
female: literacyfemale
Guernseydefinition: NA
total population: NA%
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 29.5%
male: 42.6%
female: literacyfemale
Guinea-Bissaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.4%
male: 58.1%
female: literacyfemale
Guyanadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Haitidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 52.9%
male: 54.8%
female: literacyfemale
Heard Island and McDonald Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Holy See (Vatican City)definition: NA
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Hondurasdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 80%
male: 79.8%
female: literacyfemale
Icelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Hungarydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.5%
female: literacyfemale
Hong Kongdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 93.5%
male: 96.9%
female: literacyfemale
Iles Eparsesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Indiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61%
male: 73.4%
female: literacyfemale
Indian Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Indonesiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.4%
male: 94%
female: literacyfemale
Irandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77%
male: 83.5%
female: literacyfemale
Iraqdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.1%
male: 84.1%
female: literacyfemale
Irelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Isle of Mandefinition: NA
total population: NA%
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Israeldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.1%
male: 98.5%
female: literacyfemale
Italydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 98.8%
female: literacyfemale
Jamaicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: literacyfemale
Jan Mayendefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Japandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Jerseydefinition: NA
total population: NA%
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Jordandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.9%
male: 95.1%
female: literacyfemale
Kazakhstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.5%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Kenyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.1%
male: 90.6%
female: literacyfemale
Kiribatidefinition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Northdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Korea, Southdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 99.2%
female: literacyfemale
Kuwaitdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.3%
male: 94.4%
female: literacyfemale
Kyrgyzstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.7%
male: 99.3%
female: literacyfemale
Laosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68.7%
male: 77%
female: literacyfemale
Latviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Lebanondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.4%
male: 93.1%
female: literacyfemale
Lesothodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.8%
male: 74.5%
female: literacyfemale
Liberiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.5%
male: 73.3%
female: literacyfemale
Libyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.6%
male: 92.4%
female: literacyfemale
Liechtensteindefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Lithuaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Luxembourgdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Macaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.3%
male: 95.3%
female: literacyfemale
Macedoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.1%
male: 98.2%
female: literacyfemale
Madagascardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68.9%
male: 75.5%
female: literacyfemale
Malawidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 62.7%
male: 76.1%
female: literacyfemale
Malaysiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.7%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Maldivesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.3%
male: 96.2%
female: literacyfemale
Malidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 46.4%
male: 53.5%
female: literacyfemale
Maltadefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 92.8%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Marshall Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 93.6%
female: literacyfemale
Mauritaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.2%
male: 59.5%
female: literacyfemale
Mauritiusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.4%
male: 88.4%
female: literacyfemale
Mayottedefinition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: literacyfemale
Mexicodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91%
male: 92.4%
female: literacyfemale
Micronesia, Federated States ofdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 91%
female: literacyfemale
Moldovadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.1%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Monacodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Mongoliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8%
male: 98%
female: literacyfemale
Montenegrodefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Montserratdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Moroccodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 52.3%
male: 65.7%
female: literacyfemale
Mozambiquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 47.8%
male: 63.5%
female: literacyfemale
Namibiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85%
male: 86.8%
female: literacyfemale
Naurudefinition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: literacyfemale
Navassa Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Nepaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 48.6%
male: 62.7%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Netherlands Antillesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.7%
male: 96.7%
female: literacyfemale
New Caledoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.2%
male: 96.8%
female: literacyfemale
New Zealanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Nicaraguadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.5%
male: 67.2%
female: literacyfemale
Nigerdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 28.7%
male: 42.9%
female: literacyfemale
Nigeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68%
male: 75.7%
female: literacyfemale
Niuedefinition: NA
total population: 95%
male: NA
female: literacyfemale
Norfolk Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Northern Mariana Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Norwaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: literacyfemale
Pacific Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Pakistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 49.9%
male: 63%
female: literacyfemale
Palaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92%
male: 93%
female: literacyfemale
Panamadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.9%
male: 92.5%
female: literacyfemale
Papua New Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.3%
male: 63.4%
female: literacyfemale
Paracel Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Paraguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94%
male: 94.9%
female: literacyfemale
Perudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.7%
male: 93.5%
female: literacyfemale
Philippinesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 92.5%
female: literacyfemale
Pitcairn Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Polanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: literacyfemale
Portugaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.3%
male: 95.5%
female: literacyfemale
Puerto Ricodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.1%
male: 93.9%
female: literacyfemale
Qatardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 89.1%
female: literacyfemale
Romaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.3%
male: 98.4%
female: literacyfemale
Ugandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 66.8%
male: 76.8%
female: literacyfemale
Tuvaludefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Turks and Caicos Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Turkmenistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.3%
female: literacyfemale
Turkeydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.4%
male: 95.3%
female: literacyfemale
Tunisiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.3%
male: 83.4%
female: literacyfemale
Trinidad and Tobagodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 99.1%
female: literacyfemale
Tokelaudefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Tongadefinition: can read and write Tongan and/or English
total population: 98.9%
male: 98.8%
female: literacyfemale
Togodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 60.9%
male: 75.4%
female: literacyfemale
Thailanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 94.9%
female: literacyfemale
Tanzaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write Kiswahili (Swahili), English, or Arabic
total population: 69.4%
male: 77.5%
female: literacyfemale
Tajikistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.5%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Syriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.6%
male: 86%
female: literacyfemale
Switzerlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Swedendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Swazilanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 81.6%
male: 82.6%
female: literacyfemale
Svalbarddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Surinamedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.6%
male: 92%
female: literacyfemale
Sudandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61.1%
male: 71.8%
female: literacyfemale
Spratly Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Sri Lankadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.7%
male: 92.3%
female: literacyfemale
Southern Oceandefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Spaindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 98.7%
female: literacyfemale
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
South Africadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.4%
male: 87%
female: literacyfemale
Somaliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 37.8%
male: 49.7%
female: literacyfemale
Solomon Islandsdefinition: NA
total population: NA
male: NA
female: literacyfemale
Sloveniadefinition: NA
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Slovakiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Singaporedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 96.6%
female: literacyfemale
Sierra Leonedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic
total population: 35.1%
male: 46.9%
female: literacyfemale
Congo, Democratic Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba
total population: 65.5%
male: 76.2%
female: literacyfemale
Seychellesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.8%
male: 91.4%
female: literacyfemale
Senegaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 39.3%
male: 51.1%
female: literacyfemale
Saudi Arabiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78.8%
male: 84.7%
female: literacyfemale
Sao Tome and Principedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.9%
male: 92.2%
female: literacyfemale
San Marinodefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 96%
male: 96%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Pierre and Miquelondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Luciadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 90.1%
male: 89.5%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Helenadefinition: age 20 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: literacyfemale
Saint Kitts and Nevisdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97.8%
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Rwandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.4%
male: 76.3%
female: literacyfemale
Russiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
Ukrainedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.7%
female: literacyfemale
United Arab Emiratesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 77.9%
male: 76.1%
female: literacyfemale
United Kingdomdefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
United Statesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: literacyfemale
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refugesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Uruguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 97.6%
female: literacyfemale
Uzbekistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.3%
male: 99.6%
female: literacyfemale
Vanuatudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74%
male: NA
female: literacyfemale
Venezueladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 93.3%
female: literacyfemale
Vietnamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.3%
male: 93.9%
female: literacyfemale
Virgin Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90-95% est.
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Wake Islanddefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Wallis and Futunadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50%
male: 50%
female: literacyfemale
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refugesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refugesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Omandefinition: NA
total population: 81.4%
male: 86.8%
female: literacyfemale
Iles Eparsesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refugesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refugesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refugesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Iles Eparsesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refugesdefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
European Uniondefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Taiwandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.1%
male: NA%
female: literacyfemale
Zimbabwedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 90.7%
male: 94.2%
female: literacyfemale
Zambiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 80.6%
male: 86.8%
female: literacyfemale
Western Saharadefinition: 
total population: 
male: 
female: literacyfemale
Yemendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50.2%
male: 70.5%
female: literacyfemale
West Bankdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.4%
male: 96.7%
female: literacyfemale