10,000 couples are wed every year in India.
But the number of married couples is on the rise, as the country’s population continues to grow.
What is new: The latest figures for India’s total number of marriages have been released by the Census Bureau.
The figure of 7.9 million married couples has been increased by about 5.5 million.
That puts India on pace to overtake China as the second largest country in terms of married marriages.
In 2016, 1.9 billion people were married in India, and more than 100 million of them were children.
Source: Census Bureau