Official name: Republic of Djibouti
Area: 23,200 sq. km
Official languages: French, Arabic
Other languages: Somali, Afar
Population: 792,198 (est. July 2013)
Religions: Muslims (98%), Christians (2%)
Independence day: 27 June 1977 from France
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President is the Chief of State and is directly elected by absolute majority popular vote for a 6-year term (renewable once). The President appoints the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers.
Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly. Members are elected by simple majority vote for a 5-year term.
Judicial: The Supreme Court, the Constitutional Council and the High court of Justice are the highest courts.
Foreign policy: Djibouti is a member of UN, AU, FAO, WHO, Arab League, IGAD, IMF, OIC, OIF, WTO, UNESCO, UNHCR, ILO, etc.
GDP: 1,354 billion USD
Main economic resources: Fruits, vegetables, livestock etc
Major Trading Partners: Somalia, Yemen, Egypt, China, India, Malaysia, United States.
Mixed legalMixed legal system based primarily on the French civil code Islamic religious law and customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
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