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Highest Literacy Rates

The countries with the highest literacy rate, defined as the ability to read and write by age 15. The figures given are from 2015, the last year in which UNESCO did a global analysis. 

 

NOTE: Country rankings aren't definitive; instead they provide an approximate comparison. Country data vary enormously depending on the sources, and there is an absence of reliable data on some countries. Source: The World Factbook and UNESCO

 

General World Statistics