Official name: Republic of Central Africa
Area: 623,000 sq. km
Official languages: French, Sangho
Other languages: Tribal languages
Population: 4.7 million ( INED 2013)
Religions: Christians (50%), Indigenous Beliefs (35%), Muslims (15%)
Independence day: 13 August 1960 from France
Republic Day: 1 December ( 1958)
Structure of Government:
Executive: An interim President has been elected by the National Transitional Council. The President appoints the Prime minister and on the latter's recommendation, the President appoints or dismisses members of the transitional government.
Legislative: The National Transitional Council holds the legislative power during the transition period. The council is made up of 135 members who are representative of the political and socio-economic categories of the country.
Judicial: The Transitional Constitutional Court (consists of 9 judges of which at least 4 are women), the Court of Auditors, the Court of Cassation and the Council of State are the country's Judicial authority.
Foreign policy: The Republic of Central Africa is a member of UN, AU, IOC, IMF, WHO, WTO, WIPO, UNESCO, UNHCR, ILO, etc.
GDP: 1,54 billion USD
Main economic resources: Gold and diamond, forestry, sugar, cotton, coffee, tobacco, etc
Major Trading Partners: Belgium , China, Indonesia.
Civil law system based on the French model.
International: United Nations Treaty Online Collection
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