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Eastern Europe Compared by People > Literacy > Total population

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from People > Literacy, which includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
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  • Gibraltar: above 80% (2013)
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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Azerbaijan 99.8% 2013
=2 Poland 99.7% 2013
=2 Russia 99.7% 2013
=2 Ukraine 99.7% 2013
=2 Slovenia 99.7% 2013
=2 Georgia 99.7% 2013
=7 Belarus 99.6% 2013
=7 Armenia 99.6% 2013
=7 Slovakia 99.6% 2013
=10 Czech Republic 99% 2013
=10 Hungary 99% 2013
=10 Moldova 99% 2013
13 Croatia 98.9% 2013
14 Montenegro 98.5% 2013
15 Bulgaria 98.4% 2013
=16 Serbia 98% 2013
=16 Bosnia and Herzegovina 98% 2013
18 Romania 97.7% 2013
19 Albania 96.8% 2013
20 Kosovo 91.9% 2013

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Eastern Europe Compared by People > Literacy > Total population

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Interesting observations about People > Literacy > Total population

  • Cuba ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Greenland ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Norway ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Europe in 2013.
  • Azerbaijan ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • United States ranked second for literacy > total population amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • Liechtenstein ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • Barbados ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.
  • Luxembourg ranked first for literacy > total population amongst European Union in 2013.
  • Israel ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2013.
  • North Korea ranked first for literacy > total population amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
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