Official name: Republic of Somalia
Area: 637,657 sq. km
Official languages: Somali
Other languages: Arabic, English
Population: 10 251 568 habitants (July 2013 est.)
Religions: Muslims (99%)
Independence day: 1st July 1960
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President is indirectly elected by the Federal Parliament for a 4-year term. The Prime Minister and the Cabinet are appointed by the President with the approval of the Federal Parliament.
Legislative: Bicameral parliament consisting of the House of the People and the Upper Chamber. Members are elected for a 4-year term.
Judicial: The transitional Supreme Court is the highest court.
Foreign policy: Somalia is a member of ACP, AMF, AU, CAEU (candidate), FAO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, OIC, UN, UNESCO, UNHCR,UNIDO, UPU, WFTU (NGO's),WHO, WIPO, WMO
GDP: 5, 896 billion USD
Main economic resources: bananas, sorghum, corn, rice, etc
Major Trading Partners: Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Kenya, China
Mixed legal system of civil law, Islamic law, and customary law (referred to as Xeer).
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
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