World divorce rates. Researched and compiled 2002 by Gulnar Nugman of the Heritage Foundation. Used by permission.

Divorce rate (per 1.000 people)

Divorce rate (per 100 marriages) 10

Afganistan

Albania

0.6 (99)

10.9 (85)

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Armenia

0.3 (99)

6 (98)

Australia

2.6 (00)

Austria

2.4 (00)

43.4 (00)

Azerbaijan

0.7 (00)

10.3 (00)

Bahamas

1.37 (96)

Bahrein

1.31 (97)

Bangladesh

Barbados

1.21 (95)

Belarus

4.3 (00)

52.9 (00)

Belgium

2.6 (00)

44 (99)

Belize

0.58 (95)

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

0.4 (00)

5 (90)

Botswana

Brazil

0.6 (96)

Brunei

0.72 (95)

Bulgaria

1.3 (00)

21.1 (00)

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

2.28 (98)

37 (98) 7

Cape Verde

Central African Rep.

Chad

Chile

0.42 (98)

China

0.79 (95)

Colombia

Comoros

Congo, Dem. Rep. of (Zaire)

Congo, Rep. of

Costa Rica

2.04 (98)

Côte d'Ivoire

Croatia

0.8 (99)

15.5 (00)

Cuba

3.54 (99)

Cyprus

1.7 (00)

Czech Republic

2.9 (00)

43.3 (00)

Denmark

2.7 (00)

44.5 (00)

Djibuti

Dominican Republic

1.17 (99)

Ecuador

0.73 (98)

Egypt

1.18 (97)

El Salvador

0.49 (98)

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

3.1 (00)

46.7 (00)

Ethiopia

Fiji Islands

Finland

2.7 (00)

51.2 (00)

France

2 (99)

38.3 (98)

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

0.4 (00)

6.6 (99)

Germany

2.3 (99)

39.4 (99)

Ghana

Greece

0.9 (00)

15.7 (99)

Guam

4.34 (95)

Guatemala

0.13 (97)

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong SAR

1.96 (99)

Hungary

2.4 (00)

37.5 (00)

Iceland

1.9 (00)

39.5 (00)

India

Indonesia

Iran

0.69 (97)

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

1.56 (97)

Italy

0.6 (00)

10 (97)

Jamaica

0.55 (98)

Japan

1.92 (98)

1.9 (98)

Jordan

1.22 (99)

Kazakhstan

2.35 (98)

Kenya

Korea, North

Korea, South

2.12 (98)

Kuwait

1.58 (97)

Kyrgyzstan

1.3 (98)

Lao PDR

Latvia

2.6 (00)

34.4 (00)

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

0.24 (96)

Lithuania

2.9 (00)

38.9 (00)

Luxembourg

2.3 (00)

47.4 (00)

Macau SAR

0.65 (99)

Macedonia

0.7 (00)

5 (90)

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

10.97 (95)

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Mauritius

0.87 (98)

Mexico

0.48 (98)

Moldova

2.7 (00)

28.1 (00)

Mongolia

0.38 (98)

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

2.1 (00)

38.3 (00)

New Zealand

2.65 (98)

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

2.2 (00)

40.4 (99)

Oman

Pakistan

Palestinian Authority

Panama

0.65 (97)

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

1.1 (00)

17.3 (00)

Portugal

1.9 (00)

26.2 (00)

Puerto Rico

3.82 (98)

Qatar

0.97 (97)

Romania

1.4 (00)

19.1 (00)

Russia

4.3 (00)

43.3 (96)

Rwanda

Saint Lucia

Samoa

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Singapore

1.31 (99)

Slovakia

1.7 (00)

26.9 (00)

Slovenia

1.1 (00)

20.7 (00)

Somalia

South Africa

0.81 (96)

Spain

0.9 (99)

15.2 (97)

Sri Lanka

0.15 (95)

Sudan

Surinam

1.23 (97)

Swazilend

Sweden

2.4 (00)

54.9 (00)

Switzerland

2.8 (00)

25.5 (00)

Syria

0.73 (98)

Tadjikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

0.9 (95)

Togo

Trinidad and Tobago

1 (97)

Tunisia

1.04 (97)

Turkey

0.5 (99)

6 (99)

Turkmenistan

1.1 (98)

Uganda

Ukraine

4 (00)

40 (95)

United Arab Emirates

0.87 (96)

United Kingdom

2.6 (00)

42.6 (98)

United States

4.1 (00) 8

54.8 (85)

Uruguay

2.01 (98)

Uzbekistan

0.61 (99)

Venezuela

0.79 (96)

Viet Nam

Yemen

Yugoslavia

0.9 (00)

12 (97)

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Source: www.divorcereform.org.

7 Source: "The World's Women, Trends and Statistics," UN, 2000.

8 Source: Monthly Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 49, No. 6, National Center for Health Statistics.

"UN Demographic Yearbook, 1999", United Nations Publication, 2001.

Source: "Recent demographic developments in Europe, 2001," Council of Europe Publishing, 2001.

Source: "Statistics in focus", "Population and Social Conditions".

10 Jean-Paul Sardon, "Recent Demographic Trends in the Developed Countries," Population - English Edition, Vol. 57, Jan-Feb' 2002.