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World Literacy Rates by Country

Scroll over the countries on the map to see their literacy rates. Compare differences between countries or trends within regions.

Literacy Rates in Colombia
Male Population90.1%
Female Population   90.7%

Total Population90.4%


To view more comprehensive information on the state of education in Colombia, as well as other countries, visit the UNESCO Institute for Statistics page.

Want to help improve literacy in Colombia, the United States and around the world? Visit the Take Action page for Biblioburro: The Donkey Library to learn where to donate books and how to support literacy campaigns in your community.

This map is included courtesy of Index Mundi and is based on data from CIA World Factbook. View additional literacy maps and charts at Index Mundi.