Hajnal line

The red line is Hajnal's line. The blue lines show areas of high nuptiality west of the Hajnal line.


Proper Noun

  • An imaginary line drawn between Saint Petersburg in Russia and Trieste in Italy, sometimes thought to divide Europe into two areas characterized by different levels of nuptiality, with lower marriage and fertility rates to the west, and higher rates to the east.


  • Proposed in 1965 by John Hajnal.

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