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Landlocked countries 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 Andorra 100% 2013
=1 Luxembourg 100% 2013
=1 Liechtenstein 100% 2013
=1 Holy See (Vatican City) 100% 2013
5 Azerbaijan 99.8% 2013
=6 Kazakhstan 99.7% 2013
=6 Tajikistan 99.7% 2013
=8 Belarus 99.6% 2013
=8 Armenia 99.6% 2013
=8 Slovakia 99.6% 2013
=8 Turkmenistan 99.6% 2013
12 Uzbekistan 99.4% 2013
13 Kyrgyzstan 99.2% 2013
=14 Switzerland 99% 2013
=14 Czech Republic 99% 2013
=14 Hungary 99% 2013
=14 Moldova 99% 2013
=18 Austria 98% 2013
=18 Serbia 98% 2013
20 Mongolia 97.4% 2013
21 San Marino 96% 2013
22 Paraguay 93.9% 2013
23 Kosovo 91.9% 2013
24 Bolivia 91.2% 2013
25 Lesotho 89.6% 2013
26 Swaziland 87.8% 2013
27 Botswana 85.1% 2013
28 Zimbabwe 83.6% 2013
29 Malawi 74.8% 2013
30 Uganda 73.2% 2013
31 Laos 72.7% 2013
32 Rwanda 71.1% 2013
33 Burundi 67.2% 2013
34 Zambia 61.4% 2013
35 Nepal 57.4% 2013
36 Central African Republic 56.6% 2013
37 Bhutan 52.8% 2013
38 Ethiopia 39% 2013
39 Chad 35.4% 2013
40 Mali 33.4% 2013
=41 Niger 28.7% 2013
=41 Burkina Faso 28.7% 2013
43 Afghanistan 28.1% 2013
44 South Sudan 27% 2013

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Landlocked countries 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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