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South and Central Asia 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 Kazakhstan 99.7% 2013
=1 Tajikistan 99.7% 2013
3 Turkmenistan 99.6% 2013
4 Uzbekistan 99.4% 2013
5 Kyrgyzstan 99.2% 2013
6 Maldives 98.4% 2013
7 Sri Lanka 91.2% 2013
8 India 62.8% 2013
9 Bangladesh 57.7% 2013
10 Nepal 57.4% 2013
11 Pakistan 54.9% 2013
12 Bhutan 52.8% 2013
13 Afghanistan 28.1% 2013

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South and Central Asia Compared by People > Literacy > Total population

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  • 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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