Official name: Republic of South Sudan
Area: 644, 329 sq. km
Official language: English
Other languages: Arabic, Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk
Population: 11, 056 million
Religions: Christians (majority), Muslims and Indigenous beliefs (minority)
Independence day: 9 July 2011 from Sudan
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 4-year term. The Cabinet of Ministers is appointed by the President with the approval of the Parliament.
Legislative: Bicameral Parliament consisting of the National Legislative Assembly and the Council of States. Members of both houses are elected for a 4-year term.
Judicial: The Supreme Court is the highest court.
Foreign policy: South Sudan is a member of AU, UN, ICAOI, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOM, ITU, MIGA, UNTAD, UNESCO, UPU
GDP: 10,22 billion USD (2010 est.)
Main economic resources: oil, sorghum, corn, rice, sugar cane, etc
Major Trading Partners: China, India, Japan, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan.
Mixed legal system of English law and customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
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