Official name: Republic of Sudan
Government: Federal Government
Area: 1, 886, 068 sq. km
Official languages: Arabic, English
Other languages: Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Fur
Population: 38 million
Religions:Muslims (96%), Christians (3%), Indigenous beliefs
Independence day: 1st January 1956 from Egypt and the UK
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President of the Republic is both Chief of State and Head of Government. He appoints the Cabinet.
Legislative: Bicameral Parliament consisting of the Council of States and the National Assembly. Members are elected for a 6-year term.
Judicial: The Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court are the highest courts
Foreign policy: Sudan is a member of AU, UN, FAO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, OICI, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, WTO, UPU,WCO, WHO, WMO, UNWTO (observer)
GDP: 66,7 billion USD
Main economic resources: oil, cotton ginning, textile, cement, edible oil, sugar, petroleum refining, pharmaceutical products, weapons, etc
Major Trading Partners: China, Japan, India, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Mixed legal system of Islamic law and English common law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
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