Territory size is proportional to the number of illiterate males aged 15 to 24 years, minus the number of illiterate females that age in the same territory in the year 2015. Only territories with greater male illiteracy have an area.
This map uses data from the 2016 United Nations Human Development Report and population estimates from the 2017 World Population Prospects (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.
Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets. Data for this map will soon be available as a download.Download data file