Key indicator

Number of marriages and divorces

Recent years indicate increase in the number of marraiges concluded in Latvia – from 9 290 marriages in 2010 to 13 617 marriages in 2015, however, in 2016 this number reduced to 13 002, but last year – grew by 148 or 1.1 % as compared to 2016. 

In 2017, there were 5 943 divorces which is 21 % more than in 2010 when it was not possible to divorce a marriage by a notary. 

A marriage is regarded as divorced if the court ruling has become legally effective. Since 1 February 2011 marriage in Latvia may be divorced also by a sworn notary.

Number of marriages and divorces

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Number of marriages per 1 000 population increased from 4.4 marriages in 2010 to 6.8 – in 2017.

Crude marriage and divorce rates

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During the last decades the most popular months for marriages were July and August, but until the middle of 1960-ties it was December. 

Marriages by month

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Marriages

The data on registered number of marriages concluded during the corresponding month in the database short-term statistical data section are published in the last reference year. It means that statistics on the number of marriages includes also part of marriages concluded by citizens of other countries (not usually residents of Latvia) and does not include marriages registered by clergies of the confessions provided for in the Civil Law. In June of the following year, the data on all marriages concluded during the previous year are compiled and published based on the actual month of the marriage, by supplementing marriage number also with the marriages concluded by citizens of other countries if one of the spouses is usually resident of Latvia.

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