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Widows Outnumber Widowers 6 to 1 in Iran

TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (Mehr News Agency) -- Number of widows six times as much as widowers in Iran, deputy head of Population Studies & Research Center in Asia and the Pacific said here on Tuesday.

A view of Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran

Shahla Kazemipour referred to the latest research conducted by Iran Statistical Center, and said that 4% of widows' 1,891,000 population marry again while remarriage rate for widowers is 9%.

"Only one percent of the widowers' total population of 300,000 never remarries after the death of their wives," Kazemipour added.

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