Official name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Area: 36,125 sq. km
Official languages: Portuguese
Other languages: Creole, French, Balante
Population: 1, 704 million
Religions: Muslims (50%), Christians (10%), Animists (40%)
Independence day: 24 September 1973
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President of the Republic is the Head of the State. The President of the Republic is directly elected by simple majority popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). The Prime Minister and members of the Government are appointed by the President.
Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly. Members are elected by simple majority vote for a 4-year term.
Judicial: The Supreme Court is the highest court.
Foreign policy: Guinea-Bissau is a member of AFDB, ILO, WIPO, FAO, Legis-PALOP, WAEMU, ECOWAS, WTO, etc.
GDP: 961 million USD (IMF est. 2013)
Main economic resources: rice, corn, beans, cassava, etc
Major Trading Partners: Spain, Ireland, India, China, The Netherlands, France, etc.
Civil law system based on the French model and on customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
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