West Bengal: Literacy rate as per Census 2011

West Bengal’s literacy rate has witnessed aloft tendency and it was 76.26 % as per Census 2011. The male literacy rate was 81.69 % however the female literacy was 66.57 %.
Created On: Jul 10, 2013 13:31 IST
Modified On: Jul 29, 2013 12:47 IST

West Bengal’s literacy rate has witnessed aloft tendency and it was 76.26 % as per Census 2011. The male literacy rate was 81.69 % however the female literacy was 66.57 %.

 In the year 2001, West Bengal’s literacy rate was 68.64 % out of which the male literacy stood at  77.02 % and female literacy at 59.61 %.

 The total number of literates in West Bengal stood at 61,538,281 out of which the males were 33,818,810 however the females were 27,719,471.

 Cities of West Bengal having High Literacy rate as per Census 2011        

1. Purba Medinipur  87.02 % 
2. Kolkata  86.31 % 
3. North Twenty Four Parganas 84.06 %
4. Haora 83.31 %
5. Hugli

81.80 %

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