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Number of Literates & Literacy Rate

Number of Literates & Literacy Rate
 
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                 Persons      Males      Females
 Total
No. of literates
560,687,797
336,533,716
224,154,081
  Literacy rate
64.8%
75.3%
53.7%
 Rural
No. of literates
  361,870,817
 223,551,641
138,319,176
  Literacy rate   58.7%
 70.7%
  46.1%
 Urban
No. of literates
198,816,980
112,982,075
85,834,905
  Literacy rate
79.9%
86.3%
72.9%
 
            Persons (%)      Males (%)      Females (%)
 State with Highest Literacy Rate
  Kerala (90.9)
  Kerala (94.2)
  Kerala (87.7)
 State with Lowest Literacy Rate
  Bihar (47.0)
  Bihar (59.7)
  Bihar (33.1)
 UT with Highest Literacy Rate
  Lakshadweep (86.7)
  Lakshadweep (92.5)
  Lakshadweep (80.5)
 UT with Lowest Literacy Rate
  Dadra & Nagar Haveli (57.6)
  Dadra & Nagar Haveli (71.2)
  Dadra & Nagar Haveli (40.2)
 District with Highest Literacy Rate
  Aizwal, Mizoram   (96.5)
  Mahe, Pondicherry (97.6)
  Aizwal, Mizoram  (96.3)
 District with Lowest Literacy Rate
  Dantewada Chhattisgarh (30.17)
  Dantewada Chhattisgarh (39.75)
  Shrawasti UP (18.58)
      Number of Districts by Sex-wise Literacy Rate :      
 Literacy Rate
  Males
  Females
 Up to 25.00 %
--
18
 25.01 % to 50.00 %
22
243
 50.01% to 75.00 %
244
287
 Above 75 %
327
45
 Total :
593
593
as per PCA Total SC/ST - CD Data -2001