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Divorces Equal Weddings For First Time In Croatia

The recession is taking its toll on people's wedding vows, the latest statistics suggest.

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For the first time in Croatia’s history the number of couples to get married and divorced in January this year were almost identical.

In January 2013 there were 669 marriages in Croatia, whilst 602 couples got divorced.

Before the economic crisis began in 2008, weddings in Croatia outnumbered divorces by a factor of more than three to one.

In January 2008, for example, 1,241 couples got hitched, and 361 got divorced.

The year 2011 holds the record for the lowest number of marriages, when the number fell below 21,000 for the first time – even less than in the war-torn year of 1991.

Divorces are rapidly on the rise, and according to statistics, one in every three marriages in Croatia can now be expected to fail.

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