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Separation, divorce numbers almost double in ten years

Istat reports rise to almost 2.66 m in 2011

23 December, 17:30
Separation, divorce numbers almost double in ten years (ANSA) - Rome, December 23 - The number of Italians who are legally separated or divorced has almost doubled in ten years, national statistical agency Istat reported Monday.

The numbers rose to almost 2.66 million in 2011 from 1.53 million in 2001, according to the new population census report issued by Istat.

About half of those people who are separated or divorced are between the ages of 25 and 54.

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