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Marriage rate in Croatia higher than the European Union average

By  Feb 14, 2019

Croatia’s marriage rate is higher than the European Union average. Across the EU the average number of married couples per 1,000 inhabitants was 4.3, whilst in Croatia that number is slightly higher at 4.9.

The highest figure inside the European Union was Lithuania which in 2017 saw 7.5 marriages per 1,000 inhabitants, followed by Romania with 7.3 and Cyprus and Latvia both with 6.8, according to figures published by Eurostat.

At the other end of the scale the countries with the lowest marriage rates were Slovenia with only 3.1 marriages per 1,00 inhabitants and Luxembourg with 3.2, followed by Portugal with 3.3. And although the marriage rate in Croatia was higher than the EU average it was placed only 14th of the complete EU list.