Official name: Republic of Congo
Area: 342,000 sq. km
Official language: French
Other languages: Lingala
Population: 4,492, 689 million
Religions: Christians (90%), Muslims and Religious beliefs (10%)
Independence day: 15 August 1960 from France
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President of the Republic is both Chief of State and Head of Government. The President is elected by absolute majority popular vote for a 7-year term (eligible for a second term).
Legislative: Bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate (members are elected for a 5-year term) and the National Assembly (members are elected for a 6-year term).
Judicial: The Supreme Court, the Court of Audit and Budgetary Discipline and the Constitutional Court are the highest courts.
Foreign policy: The Republic of Congo is a member of UN, AU, CEMAC, FAO, le G-77, IMF, ILO, OIF, IOM, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNWTO, WHO, etc.
GDP: 14,5 billion USD (Treasury 2013)
Main economic resources: crude oil, cement, sugar, rice, corn, groundnuts, etc
Major Trading Partners: China, The Netherlands, France, Brazil, Belgium
Mixed legal system modeled on French civil law and customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online Collection
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