Divorce cases in Egypt increased by 14.7 percent in 2021: CAPMAS

MENA , Tuesday 23 Aug 2022

The total number of marriages across Egypt increased to 880,041 contracts in 2021 compared to 876,015 in 2020, with an increase of 0.5 percent, said the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

CAPMAS. Al-Ahram


Divorce cases, meanwhile, reached 245,777 in 2021 compared to 222,036 certificates in 2020, recording an increase of 14.7 percent, it added.

Urban areas saw 359,806 marriage contracts in 2021, constituting 40.9 percent of the total signed nationwide, while rural areas saw 520,235 marriages, representing 59.1 percent of the total signed nationwide, according to a bulletin issued by CAMPAS on Tuesday.

The age group between 20 and 25 recorded the highest marriage rates in 2021, it added.

According to CAPMAS, marriage rates in 2021 were the highest among secondary school graduates and the lowest, with 0.1 percent, among university graduates.

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