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Almost every 4th marriage in Kyrgyzstan ends in divorce

by December 7, 2021 General

A high marriage rate is observed among Kyrgyzstan’s young population, the National Statistics Committee of the country said Tuesday.

Due to restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of marriages contracted in 2020 decreased by 20 percent compared to 2019.

The highest number of marriages are entered in the 20-29 age group, among both women and men.

Not all established marital unions are strong. Almost every fourth marriage breaks up: there are 162 divorces per 1,000 marriages in rural areas, while in urban areas there are 2.2 times more.

Of the 39,747 marriages registered in 2020, the vast majority were Kyrgyz men (38,159 marriages, or 97.7% of the total) who married Kyrgyz citizens.

In 2020, there were 344 marriages with brides of Uzbek citizenship and Kyrgyz men, and 201 marriages with brides of Russian citizenship.

Meanwhile, Kyrgyz women concluded 322 marriages with grooms with Russian citizenship and 53 marriages – with Uzbek citizenship.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency