Divorce rates down in Spain – find out which region filed for the most matrimonial dissolution demands this summer

THERE were almost 21,000 divorces and 1,000 separations in Spain between July and September , down 2.4 per cent on the same period of last year.
The highest number of matrimonial dissolution demands per 10,000 inhabitants were made in the Valencian community with 5.7, followed by Andalucia and the Canary Islands with 5.1, Balearic Islands (5) and Galicia (4.9).
All of these regions have exceeded the national average of 4.7.
La Rioja and Aragon, Castilla y Leon and the Basque Country all fell below 4 dissolutions per 10,000 inhabitants, with 3.8, 3.7, 3.4 respectively.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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