Marriage rate in Hungary highest in EU

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In 2020, the marriage rate in Hungary stood at 6.9 per 1,000 people, by far the highest rate in the entire European Union, according to a report by statistical agency Eurostat.

The second highest marriage rate was registered in Latvia (5.6 per 1,000 people), followed by Lithuania (5.5).

At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest marriage rates were around 2 marriages per 1,000 inhabitants, which were reported in Italy (1.6), Portugal (1.8), Spain and Ireland (both 1.9). 

In 2020, some 1.4 million marriages and an estimated 0.7 million divorces took place in the EU, down from 1.9 million marriages and 0.8 million divorces estimated in 2019. The unprecedented decrease in marriages can be somewhat attributed to the measures related to limiting the spread of COVID-19, Eurostat argues.

 

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