(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) There were 16,086 divorces in Jordan in 2011, according to figures released by the Chief Islamic Justice Department (CIJD).
A total of 2,281 Jordanian women married non-Jordanian Arabs in 2011, compared with 2,050 Jordanian men who married Arabs in the same period.
According to the CIJD, 64,257 marriages were registered in Sharia courts last year, including 297 cases of Jordanian women marrying foreigners (non-Arabs), compared with 368 Jordanian men marrying non-Arabs.
A total of 1,368 women married Palestinians, while 249 married Lebanese men, 223 married Egyptians, 155 married Syrians, 113 married Iraqis and 88 married Saudis.
The greatest number of Jordanian women who married foreigners (108) married US citizens.
Jordanian men married 1,337 Palestinians, 270 Syrians, 220 Lebanese, 90 Iraqis, 70 Egyptians, 19 Moroccans and 13 Saudis.
Men married to US citizens also accounted for the highest number of marriages involving foreigners, reaching 125.