When the distribution of marriages by cities is analyzed, the most marriages took place in Istanbul with 85 thousand 763. Afterwards, Ankara, İzmir and Bursa provinces accompanied.
In 2021, when we experienced the biggest decline in marriage in the last 20 years due to the coronavirus epidemic, restrictions were imposed on crowded organizations such as engagements and weddings. According to the studies of AA correspondent (TUIK) for the period 2001-2020, the number of married couples, which reached a peak of 641 thousand 973 in 2008, has decreased for the last 6 years in a row. The number of married couples, which was 602 thousand 982 in 2015, decreased to 594 thousand 493 in 2016, 569 thousand 459 in 2017, 554 thousand 389 in 2018 and 542 thousand 314 in 2019.
The number of couples who got married last year decreased by 10.1 percent compared to the previous year and became 487 thousand 270. Thus, the number of married couples fell to its lowest level in the 20-year period, during which the 2001 economic crisis and the 2008 global crisis were also observed. In 2020, when the Covid-19 epidemic was fought, the number of marriages decreased by 55 thousand 44 compared to 2019.
When the distribution of marriages by provinces is analyzed, the highest number of marriages took place in Istanbul with 85 thousand 763. This province was followed by Ankara with 30 thousand 205 couples, İzmir with 26 thousand 87 couples and Bursa with 17 thousand 738 couples.