Official name: Republic of Guinea
Area: 245,857 sq. km
Official languages: French
Other languages: Fula, Malinké. Susu, Kissi, Guerzé, Toma
Population: 11,176,026 million (World Bank est. 2013)
Religions: Muslims (85%), Christians (8%), Indigenous beliefs (7%)
Independence day: 2 October 1958 from France
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 5-year term.
Judicial: The Supreme Court, the Court of Auditors, the High Court of Justice and the Constitutional Court are the highest.
Foreign policy: Guinea is a member of UN, AU, IMF, WHO, OIF, WTO, WIPO, UNESCO, UNHCR, ILO, etc.
GDP: 6,5 billion USD (IMF est. 2013)
Main economic resources: bauxite, gold, diamond, iron, rice, coffee, palm oil, 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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