Ukraine is the leader in the number of divorces in Europe

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10 May 2011, 21:44

The absolute leader in the number of divorces in Europe was Ukraine. This is reported by the Austrian newspaper Die Presse.

The newspaper cites some data on European divorce statistics. So, in Austria in 2009 almost 19 thousand pairs dispersed. On average, they were married for 10.1 years. Almost every ninth family disintegrated after a silver wedding (25 years), and 12 - decided to divorce after 50 years of married life.

The absolute leader in divorce in Europe is Ukraine, there are 5.3 divorces per 1,000 inhabitants. It is followed by the Russian Federation with 5.0 divorces. At the same time, there are the least divorces in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro, and also in Italy (0.90 divorces per 1,000 inhabitants).

As statistics show, the more "believing" a country is, the less often there are divergent couples. In addition to Italy, a low level of divorce is characteristic of Poland and Ireland. In Malta, divorces are generally prohibited. In Ireland, the divorce was allowed only in 1995, the newspaper said, but this procedure is not popular: 1,000 Irish have a 0.80 divorce.

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