Bangladesh’s literacy rate now 74.66%

Bangladesh literacy rate
Illustration: Biplob Chakroborty

Literacy rate in Bangladesh is now 74.66 percent, according to the preliminary report of "Population and Housing Census 2022".

The literacy rate was 51.77 percent in the previous census conducted in 2011.

The literacy rate in the urban area is 81.28 percent while in rural area it is 71.56.

The rate is higher among the male population which is 76.56 percent, while among female population it is 72.82.

The highest literacy rate is in Dhaka division which is 78.09 and lowest In Mymensingh which is 67.09 percent.