Azerbaijan, Baku, October 27/Trend, T.Jafarov/
About 20 per cent of marriages end with divorce, Iranian Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Mahmud Gulzeri said, ISNA agency reported on Saturday.
He said that according to the official statistics, the number of divorces has increased by 35-40 per cent in Tehran.
"Half of all divorces fell to the first five years of joint life and 15-20 per cent fell to the first year of family life," Gulzeri said.
According to the Iranian media outlet, about 70,323 cases of divorce were recorded in the first six months of the year (the calendar year in Iran begins on March 21), while in 2012 this figure was equal to 143,790.
Basically, couples with spouses under 30 years are divorced. Women are mostly divorced at the age of 20-24 and men at the age of 25-29.