List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate

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This is a list of districts in the Indian state of West Bengal ranked by literacy rate as per provisional data of 2011 census.[1]

With a literacy rate of 76.26%, above the national average of 74.04%, as per the 2011 Census, West Bengal ranks 20th amongst the 36 states and union territories in India in terms of literacy rate . [2]

Rank District Literacy Rate (%)
2001 Census
(excluding 0-6 age group)
Literacy Rate (%)
2011 Census
(excluding 0-6 age group)
% Increase CD Block links
1 Purba Medinipur 80.16 87.66 7.50
2 Kolkata 80.86 87.14 6.28
3 North 24 Parganas 78.07 84.95 6.88
4 Howrah 77.01 83.85 6.84
5 Hooghly 75.11 82.55 7.44
6 Darjeeling 71.79 79.92 8.13
7 Paschim Medinipur 70.41 79.04 8.63
8 South 24 Parganas 69.45 78.57 9.12
9 Bardhaman 70.18 77.15 6.97
10 Nadia 66.14 75.58 9.44
11 Cooch Behar 66.30 75.49 9.19
12 Dakshin Dinajpur 63.59 73.86 10.27
13 Jalpaiguri 62.85 73.79 10.94
14 Bankura 63.44 70.95 7.51
15 Birbhum 61.48 70.90 9.42
16 Murshidabad 54.35 67.53 13.18
17 Purulia 55.57 65.38 9.81
18 Maldah 50.28 62.71 8.43
19 Uttar Dinajpur 47.89 60.13 12.24

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  1. ^ "Provisional Population Totals Paper 1 of 2011 : West Bengal". Statement-4 Ranking of Districts by Literacy Rate in 2001 and 2011. Office of the Registrar General and & Census Commissioner, India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  2. ^ "Ranking of states and union territories by literacy rate: 2011" (PDF). Government of India.