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Afghanistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 28.1%
male: 43.1%
female: 12.6% (2000 est.)
Albaniadefinition: age 9 and over can read and write
total population: 96.8%
male: 98%
female: 95.7% (2011 est.)
Algeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 72.6%
male: 81.3%
female: 63.9% (2006 est.)
American Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98%
female: 97% (1980 est.)
Andorradefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100%
Angoladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.4%
male: 82.6%
female: 58.6% (2011 est.)
Anguilladefinition: age 12 and over can read and write
total population: 95%
male: 95%
female: 95% (1984 est.)
Antigua and Barbudadefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 99%
male: 98.4%
female: 99.4% (2011 est.)
Argentinadefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 97.8%
female: 97.9% (2011 est.)
Armeniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.5% (2011 est.)
Arubadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.8%
male: 96.9%
female: 96.7% (2010 est.)
Australiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Austriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: NA
female: NA
Azerbaijandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.9%
female: 99.7% (2010 census)
Bahamas, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.6%
male: 94.7%
female: 96.5% (2003 est.)
Bahraindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.6%
male: 96.1%
female: 91.6% (2010 est.)
Bangladeshdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.7%
male: 62%
female: 53.4% (2011 est.)
Barbadosdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.7% (2002 est.)
Belarusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.5% (2009 est.)
Belgiumdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Belizedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.9%
male: 76.7%
female: 77.1% (2000 census)
Benindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.4%
male: 55.2%
female: 30.3% (2010 census)
Bermudadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: 99% (2005 est.)
Bhutandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 52.8%
male: 65%
female: 38.7% (2005 est.)
Boliviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.2%
male: 95.8%
female: 86.8% (2009 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99.5%
female: 96.7% (2011 est.)
Botswanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.1%
male: 84.6%
female: 85.6% (2011 est.)
Brazildefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.4%
male: 90.1%
female: 90.7% (2010 est.)
British Virgin Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.8%
male: NA
female: NA (1991 est.)
Bruneidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.4%
male: 97%
female: 93.9% (2011 est.)
Bulgariadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 98.7%
female: 98% (2011 est.)
Burkina Fasodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 28.7%
male: 36.7%
female: 21.6% (2007 est.)
Burmadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.7%
male: 95.1%
female: 90.4% (2011 est.)
Burundidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.2%
male: 72.9%
female: 61.8% (2010 est.)
Cambodiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 73.9%
male: 82.8%
female: 65.9% (2009 est.)
Cameroondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 71.3%
male: 78.3%
female: 64.8% (2010 est.)
Canadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Cape Verdedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.9%
male: 89.7%
female: 80.3% (2011 est.)
Cayman Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.9%
male: 98.7%
female: 99% (2007 est.)
Central African Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 56.6%
male: 69.6%
female: 44.2% (2011 est.)
Chaddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French or Arabic
total population: 35.4%
male: 45.6%
female: 25.4% (2011 est.)
Chiledefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.6%
male: 98.6%
female: 98.5% (2009 est.)
Chinadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.1%
male: 97.5%
female: 92.7% (2010 est.)
Christmas IslandNA
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsNA
Colombiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.6%
male: 93.5%
female: 93.7% (2011 est.)
Comorosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 75.5%
male: 80.5%
female: 70.6% (2011 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba
total population: 66.8%
male: 76.9%
female: 57% (2010 est.)
Congo, Republic of thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.8%
male: 89.6%
female: 78.4% (2003 est.)
Cook Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95%
male: NA
female: NA
Costa Ricadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.3%
male: 96%
female: 96.5% (2011 est.)
Cote d'Ivoiredefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 56.9%
male: 65.6%
female: 47.6% (2011 est.)
Croatiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.9%
male: 99.5%
female: 98.3% (2011 est.)
Cubadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.8% (2011 est.)
Cyprusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.7%
male: 99.3%
female: 98.1% (2011 est.)
Czech Republicdefinition: NA
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2011 est.)
Denmarkdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Djiboutidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.9%
male: 78%
female: 58.4% (2003 est.)
Dominicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 94%
male: 94%
female: 94% (2003 est.)
Dominican Republicdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.1%
male: 90%
female: 90.2% (2011 est.)
East Timordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58.3%
male: 63.6%
female: 53% (2010 est.)
Ecuadordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.6%
male: 93.1%
female: 90.2% (2011 est.)
Egyptdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 73.9%
male: 81.7%
female: 65.8% (2012 est.)
El Salvadordefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.5%
male: 87.1%
female: 82.3% (2010 est.)
Equatorial Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.2%
male: 97.1%
female: 91.1% (2011 est.)
Eritreadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 68.9%
male: 79.5%
female: 59% (2011 est.)
Estoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.8% (2011 est.)
Ethiopiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 39%
male: 49.1%
female: 28.9% (2007 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)NA
Faroe IslandsNA; note - probably 99%, the same as Denmark proper
Fijidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 95.5%
female: 91.9% (2003 est.)
Finlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100% (2000 est.)
Francedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
French Polynesiadefinition: age 14 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98%
female: 98% (1977 est.)
Gabondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 92.3%
female: 85.6% (2011 est.)
Gambia, Thedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.1%
male: 60.9%
female: 41.9% (2011 est.)
Gaza Stripdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.3%
male: 97.9%
female: 92.6%
note: estimates are for the Palestinian Territories (2011 est.)
Georgiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.7% (2011 est.)
Germanydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Ghanadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 71.5%
male: 78.3%
female: 65.3% (2010 est.)
Gibraltardefinition: NA
total population: above 80%
male: NA
female: NA
Greecedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.3%
male: 98.4%
female: 96.3% (2011 est.)
Greenlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100% (2001 est.)
Grenadadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: NA
female: NA (2003 est.)
Guamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (1990 est.)
Guatemaladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 75.9%
male: 81.2%
female: 71.1% (2011 est.)
GuernseyNA
Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 41%
male: 52%
female: 30% (2010 est.)
Guinea-Bissaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 55.3%
male: 68.9%
female: 42.1% (2011 est.)
Guyanadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 91.8%
male: 92%
female: 91.6% (2002 Census)
Haitidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 48.7%
male: 53.4%
female: 44.6% (2006 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City)definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100%
Hondurasdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85.1%
male: 85.3%
female: 84.9% (2011 est.)
Hong Kongdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 93.5%
male: 96.9%
female: 89.6% (2002)
Hungarydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99.2%
female: 98.9% (2011 est.)
Icelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Indiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 62.8%
male: 75.2%
female: 50.8% (2006 est.)
Indonesiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.8%
male: 95.6%
female: 90.1% (2011 est.)
Irandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85%
male: 89.3%
female: 80.7% (2008 est.)
Iraqdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78.5%
male: 86%
female: 71.2% (2011 est.)
Irelanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Isle of ManNA
Israeldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.1%
male: 98.5%
female: 95.9% (2004 est.)
Italydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99.2%
female: 98.7% (2011 est.)
Jamaicadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87%
male: 82.1%
female: 91.8% (2011 est.)
Japandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2002)
JerseyNA
Jordandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.9%
male: 97.7%
female: 93.9% (2011 est.)
Kazakhstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.7% (2009 est.)
Kenyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.4%
male: 90.6%
female: 84.2% (2010 est.)
KiribatiNA
Korea, Northdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100% (2008 est.)
Korea, Southdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 99.2%
female: 96.6% (2002)
Kosovodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.9%
male: 96.6%
female: 87.5% (2007 Census)
Kuwaitdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.9%
male: 95%
female: 91.8% (2008 est.)
Kyrgyzstandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.2%
male: 99.5%
female: 99% (2009 est.)
Laosdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 72.7%
male: 82.5%
female: 63.2% (2005 est.)
Latviadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.8% (2011 est.)
Lebanondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.6%
male: 93.4%
female: 86% (2007 est.)
Lesothodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.6%
male: 83.3%
female: 95.6% (2010 est.)
Liberiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 60.8%
male: 64.8%
female: 56.8% (2010 est.)
Libyadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.5%
male: 95.8%
female: 83.3% (2011 est.)
Liechtensteindefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100%
Lithuaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.7% (2011 est.)
Luxembourgdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100% (2000 est.)
Macaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.6%
male: 97.8%
female: 93.7% (2011 est.)
Macedoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.4%
male: 98.7%
female: 96% (2011 est.)
Madagascardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 64.5%
male: 67.4%
female: 61.6% (2009 est.)
Malawidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.8%
male: 81.1%
female: 68.5% (2010 est.)
Malaysiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.1%
male: 95.4%
female: 90.7% (2010 est.)
Maldivesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.4%
male: 98.4%
female: 98.4% (2006 est.)
Malidefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 33.4%
male: 43.1%
female: 24.6% (2011 est.)
Maltadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.4%
male: 91.2%
female: 93.5% (2005 est.)
Marshall Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 93.6%
female: 93.7% (1999)
Mauritaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 58.6%
male: 65.3%
female: 52% (2011 est.)
Mauritiusdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.8%
male: 91.1%
female: 86.7% (2011 est.)
Mexicodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.5%
male: 94.8%
female: 92.3% (2011 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States ofdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 91%
female: 88% (1980 est.)
Moldovadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99.5%
female: 98.5% (2011 est.)
Monacodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Mongoliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.4%
male: 96.8%
female: 97.9% (2011 est.)
Montenegrodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.5%
male: 99.4%
female: 97.6% (2011 est.)
Montserratdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: 97% (1970 est.)
Moroccodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.1%
male: 76.1%
female: 57.6% (2011 est.)
Mozambiquedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 56.1%
male: 70.8%
female: 42.8% (2010 est.)
Namibiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.8%
male: 89%
female: 88.5% (2010 est.)
NauruNA
Nepaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.4%
male: 71.1%
female: 46.7% (2011 est.)
Netherlandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
New Caledoniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.2%
male: 96.8%
female: 95.5% (1996 census)
New Zealanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Nicaraguadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 78%
male: 78.1%
female: 77.9% (2005 est.)
Nigerdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 28.7%
male: 42.9%
female: 15.1% (2005 est.)
Nigeriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61.3%
male: 72.1%
female: 50.4% (2010 est.)
Niuedefinition: NA
total population: 95%
male: NA
female: NA
Norfolk IslandNA
Northern Mariana Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: 96% (1980 est.)
Norwaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100%
Omandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.9%
male: 90.2%
female: 81.8% (2010 est.)
Pakistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 54.9%
male: 68.6%
female: 40.3% (2009 est.)
Palaudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92%
male: 93%
female: 90% (1980 est.)
Panamadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.1%
male: 94.7%
female: 93.5% (2010 est.)
Papua New Guineadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 62.4%
male: 65.4%
female: 59.4% (2011 est.)
Paraguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.9%
male: 94.8%
female: 92.9% (2010 est.)
Perudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.6%
male: 94.9%
female: 84.6% (2007 est.)
Philippinesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.4%
male: 95%
female: 95.8% (2008 est.)
Pitcairn IslandsNA
Polanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.9%
female: 99.6% (2011 est.)
Portugaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.4%
male: 97%
female: 94% (2011 est.)
Puerto Ricodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.3%
male: 89.7%
female: 90.9% (2011 est.)
Qatardefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.3%
male: 96.5%
female: 95.4% (2010 est.)
Romaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.7%
male: 98.3%
female: 97.1% (2011 est.)
Russiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.6% (2010 est.)
Rwandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 71.1%
male: 74.8%
female: 67.5% (2010 est.)
Saint Helenadefinition: age 20 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97%
female: 98% (1987 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevisdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97.8%
male: NA
female: NA (2003 est.)
Saint Luciadefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 90.1%
male: 89.5%
female: 90.6% (2001 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelondefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (1982 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 96%
male: 96%
female: 96% (1970 est.)
Samoadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.8%
male: 99%
female: 98.6% (2003 est.)
San Marinodefinition: age 10 and over can read and write
total population: 96%
male: 97%
female: 95%
Sao Tome and Principedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 69.5%
male: 80.3%
female: 60.1% (2008 est.)
Saudi Arabiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.2%
male: 90.8%
female: 82.2% (2011 est.)
Senegaldefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 49.7%
male: 61.8%
female: 38.7% (2009 est.)
Serbiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 99.2%
female: 96.9% (2011 est.)
Seychellesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.8%
male: 91.4%
female: 92.3% (2011 est.)
Sierra Leonedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic
total population: 43.3%
male: 54.7%
female: 32.6% (2011 est.)
Singaporedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.9%
male: 98%
female: 93.8% (2010 est.)
Slovakiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.6% (2004)
Sloveniadefinition: NA
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.7% (2011 est.)
Solomon Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.1%
male: 88.9%
female: 79.2%
Somaliadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 37.8%
male: 49.7%
female: 25.8% (2001 est.)
South Africadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 93.9%
female: 92.2% (2011 est.)
South Sudandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 27%
male: 40%
female: 16% (2009)
Spaindefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.7%
male: 98.5%
female: 97% (2010 est.)
Sri Lankadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.2%
male: 92.6%
female: 90% (2010 census)
Sudandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 71.9%
male: 80.7%
female: 63.2%
note: pre-secession of South Sudan (2011 est.)
Surinamedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.7%
male: 95.4%
female: 94% (2010 est.)
SvalbardNA
Swazilanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.8%
male: 88.4%
female: 87.3% (2011 est.)
Swedendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Switzerlanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Syriadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.1%
male: 90.3%
female: 77.7% (2011 est.)
Taiwandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.1%
male: NA
female: NA (2003)
Tajikistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.6% (2011 est.)
Tanzaniadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write Kiswahili (Swahili), English, or Arabic
total population: 67.8%
male: 75.5%
female: 60.8% (2010 est.)
Thailanddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.5%
male: 95.6%
female: 91.5% (2005 est.)
Togodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 60.4%
male: 74.1%
female: 48% (2011 est.)
TokelauNA
Tongadefinition: can read and write Tongan and/or English
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99.1% (2006 est.)
Trinidad and Tobagodefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.2%
female: 98.5% (2011 est.)
Tunisiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.1%
male: 87.4%
female: 71.1% (2010 est.)
Turkeydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.1%
male: 97.9%
female: 90.3% (2011 est.)
Turkmenistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
male: 99.7%
female: 99.5% (2011 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98%
male: 99%
female: 98% (1970 est.)
TuvaluNA
Ugandadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 73.2%
male: 82.6%
female: 64.6% (2010 est.)
Ukrainedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.7% (2011 est.)
United Arab Emiratesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90%
male: 89.5%
female: 91.5% (2005 est.)
United Kingdomdefinition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
United Statesdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Uruguaydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.1%
male: 97.6%
female: 98.5% (2010 est.)
Uzbekistandefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.4%
male: 99.6%
female: 99.2% (2011 est.)
Vanuatudefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83.2%
male: NA 84.9%
female: NA 81.6% (2011 est.)
Venezueladefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.5%
male: 95.7%
female: 95.4% (2009 est.)
Vietnamdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.4%
male: 95.4%
female: 91.4% (2011 est.)
Virgin Islandsdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90-95% est.
male: NA
female: NA (2005 est.)
Wallis and Futunadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 50%
male: 50%
female: 50% (1969 est.)
West Bankdefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.3%
male: 97.9%
female: 92.6%
notes: estimates are for the Palestinian Territories (2011 est.)
Western SaharaNA
Worlddefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.1%
male: 88.6%
female: 79.7%
note: almost three-quarters of the world's 775 million illiterate adults are found in only ten countries (in descending order: India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo); of all the illiterate adults in the world, two-thirds are women; extremely low literacy rates are concentrated in South and West Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (2010 est.)
Yemendefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 65.3%
male: 82.1%
female: 48.5% (2011 est.)
Zambiadefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 61.4%
male: 71.9%
female: 51.8% (2007 est.)
Zimbabwedefinition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 83.6%
male: 87.8%
female: 80.1% (2011 est.)

Source: CIA Factbook