Colombia: literacy rate 2017, by region

The statistic depicts the results of a survey carried out in Colombia in 2017. When asked if they could read and write, 1.5 percent of respondents in Bogota answered negatively. Among respondents of the Atlantic region, 94.7 percent of people surveyed said they were able to read and write.

Regional literacy rate in Colombia in 2017

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Colombia

Survey time period

January to March 2018

Number of respondents

30,623 respondents

Age group

12 years and older

Special properties

Only among the population of capital cities of municipal districts

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

Departments are organized as followed by DANE:
Bogota: Included here as region.
Atlantic: Atlántico, Bolívar, Cesar, Córdoba, La Guajira, Magdalena y Sucre (7 departments).
Oriental: Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Meta, Norte de Santander y Santander (5 departments, except Bogota).
Central: Antioquia, Caldas, Caquetá, Huila, Quindío, Risaralda y Tolima (7 departments).
Pacific: Cauca, Chocó, Nariño y Valle del Cauca (4 departments).
Amazonia/Orinoquía: Arauca, Casanare, Vichada, Putumayo, y Vaupés (5 departments).

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