''Yerkir'': Last year, 19,706 marriages were registered in Armenia against 17,984 in 2010. Vanik Babajanyan of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs informed the newspaper that the highest number of marriages was registered last year since 2000. “We registered 10,986 marriages in 2000. The statistical data show this figure rising year by year,” he said. The official forecasts an uptrend in marriages. On the other hand, 3,188 divorces were registered in Armenia against 2,997 in 2010.