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Former Spanish colonies Compared by Education > Literacy > Female

DEFINITION: This entry 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 our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Uruguay 98.4% 2003
2 Argentina 97.1% 2003
3 Cuba 96.9% 2003
=4 Costa Rica 96.1% 2003
=4 Chile 96.1% 2003
6 Philippines 95.8% 2003
7 Venezuela 93.1% 2003
8 Paraguay 93% 2003
9 Panama 91.9% 2003
10 Ecuador 91% 2003
11 Colombia 90.7% 2005
12 Peru 89.4% 2007
13 Mexico 85.3% 2005
14 Dominican Republic 84.8% 2003
15 Bolivia 81.6% 2003
16 El Salvador 79.6% 2007
17 Equatorial Guinea 78.4% 2003
18 Honduras 76.3% 2003
19 Nicaragua 67.8% 2003
20 Guatemala 63.3% 2003

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Former Spanish colonies Compared by Education > Literacy > Female

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Interesting observations about Education > Literacy > Female

  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > female are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > female are European.
  • 9 of the top 10 countries by literacy > female are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > female are Landlocked.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > female are Catholic.
  • Afghanistan has ranked last for literacy > female since 1999.
  • Barbados has ranked in the top 2 for literacy > female since 1995.
  • 5 of the top 11 countries by literacy > female are Tourist destination.
  • Slovakia has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > female since 2001.
  • Estonia has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > female since 2000.
  • Portugal ranked last for literacy > female amongst Southern Europe in 2003.
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