Marriage and Divorce Rates

Marriage and Divorce RatesMarriage and Divorce Rates

An official at the National Organization for Civil Registration announced statistics related to marriage and divorce rates for the first half of the current year (started March 21). Aliakbar Mahzoon told ISNA that the marriage to divorce ratio is 4.7: 1; meaning there is one divorce for every 4.7 marriages nationwide. He said the highest marriage rate was for Southern Khorasan Province with 13.1 marriages per 1000 population and the lowest rate was for Alborz Province with 6.3 marriages per 1000 population. He added that from the 352,424 marriages that were registered during the first half of the year, 298,487 took place in urban areas and 53,937 in rural areas.