There is little data available on child marriage in Bulgaria. According to the National Statistical Institute, in 2014 there were 393 marriages of girls under 18, or 1.6% of the total number. This is an increase from 2009 when the figure was 0.6%.
Minimum age of marriage
The minimum age of marriage is 18 for women and men. In exceptional cases, a person can enter into marriage at 16 with permission from the regional court.
Members In Bulgaria
- Pew Research Center, Marriage laws around the world, September 2016.
- US Department of State, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015.