Child marriage around the world:


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.