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Former French colonies Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population

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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Vietnam 94% 2003
2 Lebanon 87.4% 2003
3 Syria 79.6% 2004
4 Cameroon 79% 2003
5 Tunisia 74.3% 2004
6 Cambodia 73.6% 2004
7 Laos 73% 2005
8 Algeria 70% 2003
9 Madagascar 68.9% 2003
10 Djibouti 67.9% 2003
11 Gabon 63.2% 1995
12 Togo 60.9% 2003
13 Haiti 52.9% 2003
14 Morocco 52.3% 2004
15 Central African Republic 51% 2003
16 Cote d'Ivoire 50.9% 2003
17 Mozambique 47.8% 2003
18 Chad 47.5% 2003
19 Mali 46.4% 2003
20 Mauritania 41.7% 2003
21 Senegal 40.2% 2003
22 Benin 34.7% 2002
23 Guinea 29.5% 2003
24 Niger 28.7% 2005
25 Burkina Faso 21.8% 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Former-French-colonies/Education/Literacy/Total-population

Former French colonies Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population

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Interesting observations about Education > Literacy > Total population

  • All of the top 4 countries by literacy > total population are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 3 countries by literacy > total population are European.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Tourist destination.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Landlocked.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Catholic.
  • Finland has ranked in the top 2 for literacy > total population since 1980.
  • Bermuda has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > total population since 1970.
  • Barbados has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > total population since 1995.
  • Japan has ranked in the top 4 for literacy > total population since 1995.
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