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Middle Eastern and North Africa 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 Israel 97.1% 2004
2 Kuwait 93.3% 2005
3 Jordan 89.9% 2003
4 Bahrain 89.1% 2003
5 Qatar 89% 2004
6 Lebanon 87.4% 2003
7 Libya 82.6% 2003
8 Oman 81.4% 2003
9 Syria 79.6% 2004
10 Iran 79.4% 2003
11 Saudi Arabia 78.8% 2003
12 United Arab Emirates 77.9% 2003
13 Tunisia 74.3% 2004
14 Egypt 71.4% 2005
15 Algeria 70% 2003
16 Morocco 52.3% 2004
17 Yemen 50.2% 2003
18 Iraq 40.4% 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/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Education/Literacy/Total-population

Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population

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