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Methodological explanation for the news release:

Marriages and divorces


Data sources for marriages are the civil registration offices in relevant ministries responsible for evidention, and for divorces are the Primary Courts responsible for divorces.

Reporting unit

Reporting unit for marriages are each civil registration offices where marriages are concluded, and for divorces are Primary Courts responsible for divorces.


Unit of coverage for marriages is any legal concluded marriage, and for divorces is any legally divorced marriage when the decision to divorces will become effective.


Marriage is the act by which the legal relationship of husband and wife is constituted.

Divorce is an institution in wish the rights and obligations of both partners has been disconnected according to the final judgment of the court.

Last updated: 10.02.2011


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