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Saturday April 30, 2011

Brazil Population at 190.7 Million, Almost 10% Remain Illiterate

Brazil Population at 190.7 Million, Almost 10% Remain Illiterate

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The Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE released the 2010 Census on Friday. The total Brazilian population is 190,755,779 up 1.17% from 2000.

Women account for 51% of the population, while 42.1 % of the population lives in southeast Brazil.

Although the illiteracy number dropped four percentage points since 2000, in 2010 there were still approximately 10% of the population that are illiterate. 70% of the illiterate populations are rural population.

The highest illiteracy rate is in Alagoas, northeast, where 22.52% of the population have been illiterate for over ten years. The states with top marks are the capital Brasilia, 3.25%; followed by Santa Catarina, 3.86%; Rio do Janeiro and Sao Paulo both with 4.09% illiteracy.