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Mauritania - Illiteracy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)

64.9 (% of people ages 15 and above) in 2007

Adult Illiteracy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who cannot, understand, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics..

Date Value Change, %
2007 64.9 11.69 %
2000 58.1