Country ranking for field: literacy 1997

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This entry includes a definition of literacy and UNESCO's percentage estimates for populations aged 15 years and over, including 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 Gheos World Guide. 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.

1flag of AndorraAndorra0 
2flag of NauruNauruNA 
3flag of Western SaharaWestern SaharaNA 
4flag of West BankWest BankNA 
5flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin IslandsNA 
6flag of TuvaluTuvaluNA; note - education is free and compulsory from ages 6 through 13 
7flag of São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipedefinition:age 15 and over can read and write; total population:73%; male:85%; female:62% 
8flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon IslandsNA 
9flag of SlovakiaSlovakiaNA 
10flag of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and MontenegroNA 
11flag of Saint-Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierre and Miquelondefinition:age 15 and over can read and write; total population:99%; male:99%; female:99% 
12flag of RéunionRéuniondefinition:age 15 and over can read and write; total population:79%; male:76%; female:80% 
13flag of Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antillesdefinition:age 15 and over can read and write; total population:98%; male:98%; female:99% 
14flag of MonacoMonacoNA 
15flag of ArubaArubaNA 
16flag of MayotteMayotteNA 
17flag of MacedoniaMacedoniaNA 
18flag of KiribatiKiribatiNA 
19flag of JerseyJerseyNA 
20flag of Isle of ManIsle of ManNA 
21flag of GuernseyGuernseyNA 
22flag of GreenlandGreenlandNA; note:similar to Denmark proper 
23flag of Gaza StripGaza StripNA 
24flag of French GuianaFrench Guianadefinition:age 15 and over can read and write; total population:83%; male:84%; female:82% 
25flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe IslandsNA 
26flag of Cook IslandsCook IslandsNA 
27flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaNA 
28flag of Western SamoaWestern Samoadefinition:age 15 and over can read and write; total population:97%; male:97%; female:97% 

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