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LEGAL SYSTEMS, POLITICAL ENTITIES AND CORRESPONDING POPULATION

CIVIL LAW MONOSYSTEMS
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
ALBANIA 3.1
ANGOLA 16.4
ARGENTINA 39.1
ARMENIA 3
ARUBA (NL) 0.1
AUSTRIA 8.2
AZERBAIJAN 8.5
AZORES (PG) (b)
BELARUS 9.7
BELGIUM 10.5
BENIN 8.7
BOLIVIA 9.3
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 3.9
BRAZIL 188.7
BULGARIA 7.7
CAMBODIA 14.4
CANARY ISLANDS (SP) (b)
CAPE VERDE 0.5
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 4.1
CHILE 16.5
COLOMBIA 45.6
COSTA RICA 4.4
CROATIA 4.4
CUBA 11.3
CZECH REPUBLIC 10.2
DENMARK ( DK ) (minus GREENLAND) 5.4
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 9.6
ECUADOR 13.4
EL SALVADOR 7
ESTONIA 1.3
FAROE ISLANDS (DK) (b)
FINLAND 5.3
FRANCE (FR) (minus MAYOTTE ISLAND, NEW CALEDONIA AND FRENCH POLYNESIA) 61
FRENCH GUYANA (FR) (b)
FRENCH POLYNESIA (FR) 0.3
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS (FR) (b)
GEORGIA 4.4
GERMANY 82.4
GREECE 11.1
GREENLAND 0.1
GUADELOUPE (FR) (b)
GUATEMALA 12.9
HAITI 8.6
HONDURAS 7.4
HUNGARY 10.1
ICELAND 0.3
ITALY 58.6
KAZAKHSTAN 15.3
KYRGYZSTAN 5.2
LAOS 5.8
LATVIA 2.3
LIECHTENSTEIN ---
LITHUANIA 3.4
LUXEMBOURG 0.5
MACAU (CN) 0.5
MACEDONIA (FYROM) 2
MADEIRA (PG) (b)
MARTINIQUE (FR) (b)
MAYOTTE ISLAND (FR) 0.2
MEXICO 104.2
MOLDOVA 3.8
MONACO ---
MONTENEGRO 0.6
NETHERLANDS ( NL ) (minus ARUBA) 16.4
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (NL) 0.2
NICARAGUA 5.2
NEW CALEDONIA (FR) 0.2
NORWAY 4.6
PANAMA 3.3
PARAGUAY 6
PERU 28.4
POLAND 38.1
PORTUGAL (PG) 10.6
REUNION ISLAND (FR) (b)
ROMANIA 21.5
RUSSIA 142.4
SAINT-BARTHELEMY (FR) (b)
SAINT-MAARTEN (FR) (b)
SAN MARINO ---
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON (FR) (b)
SERBIA 7.4
SLOVAKIA 5.4
SLOVENIA 2
SPAIN (SP) 43.5
SWEDEN 9
SWITZERLAND 7.4
SURINAME 0.5
TAJIKISTAN 6.7
THAILAND 64.7
TURKEY 72.9
TURKMENISTAN 4.9
UKRAINE 46.6
URUGUAY 3.3
UZBEKISTAN 26.5
VATICAN/HOLY SEE ---
VENEZUELA 27
VIETNAM 84.1
WALLIS AND FUTUNA (FR) (b)
TOTAL POPULATION 1 560.1
% WORLD POPULATION
23.94
 
COMMON LAW MONOSYSTEMS
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
ANGUILLA (UK) (b)
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 0.1
AUSTRALIA (AU) 20.5
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY (UK) (b)
BRITISH TERRITORIES OF ANTARTICA (UK) (b)
BAHAMAS 0.3
BARBADOS 0.3
BELIZE 0.3
BERMUDA (UK) 0.1
CANADA (CD) (minus QUEBEC) (1) 25
CAYMANS (UK) (b)
COOK ISLANDS (NZ) (b)
DOMINICA 0.1
FALKLAND ISLANDS (b)
FIJI ISLANDS 0.9
GIBRALTAR (UK) (b)
GRENADA 0.1
GUAM (USA) 0.2
HAWAII (USA) (b)
IRELAND 4.2
JAMAICA 2.7
KIRIBATI 0.1
MAN, ISLE OF (UK) 0.1
MARIANA (USA) 0.1
MARSHALL ISLANDS 0.1
MONTSERRAT (UK) (b)
NAURU ---
NEW ZEALAND (NZ) 4.1
NIUE ISLAND (NZ) (b)
NORFOLK ISLAND (AU) (b)
NORTHERN IRELAND (UK) (b)
PALAU ---
PITCAIRN (UK) (b)
SAINT HELENA (UK) (b)
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS ---
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRANADINES 0.1
SAMOA, AMERICAN (USA) 0.1
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SANDWICH ISLANDS (UK) (b)
TOKELAU (NZ) (b)
TONGA 0.1
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 1.3
TURKS AND CAICOS (UK) (b)
TUVALU ---
UNITED KINGDOM (UK) (minus BERMUDA , SCOTLAND, GUERNSEY, JERSEY AND ISLE OF MAN)
(NB: SCOTLAND: Civil law/Common law and GUERNSEY and JERSEY: Customary law)
(2) 55.3

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) (minus GUAM, LOUISIANA , MARIANA, AMERICAN SAMOA AND VIRGIN ISLANDS)
(NB: LOUISIANA: Civil law/Common law)

(3) 294.7
VIRGIN ISLANDS (UK) (b)
VIRGIN ISLANDS (USA) 0.1
TOTAL POPULATION 411
% WORLD POPULATION 6.31%
 
CUSTOMARY LAW MONOSYSTEMS
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
ANDORRA 0.1
GUERNSEY (UK) (4) 0.09
JERSEY (UK) (5) 0.06
TOTAL POPULATION 0.25
% WORLD POPULATION 0.004%
 
MUSLIM LAW MONOSYSTEMS
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
AFGHANISTAN (6) 31.9
SAUDI ARABIA 23.7
MALDIVES ISLANDS 0.3
TOTAL POPULATION 55.3
% WORLD POPULATION 0.85%
 
MIXED SYSTEMS OF CIVIL LAW AND COMMON LAW
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
BOTSWANA 1.8
CYPRUS 0.8
SCOTLAND (UK) (7) 5.1
GUYANA 0.8
LOUISIANA (USA) (8) 4.3
MALTA 0.4
MAURITIUS 1.3
NAMIBIA 2.1
PHILIPPINES 84.6
PORTO RICO (ASS. USA) 3.9
QUEBEC (CD) (9) 7.6
SAINT LUCIA 0.2
SEYCHELLES 0.1
SOUTH AFRICA 47.4
TOTAL POPULATION 160.4
% WORLD POPULATION 2.46%
 
MIXED SYSTEMS OF CIVIL LAW AND CUSTOMARY LAW
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
BURKINA FASO 13.6
BURUNDI 7.8
CHAD 10
CHINA (CN) (minus H-K and MACAU) 1 311.8
CONGO 4.1
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF 59.3
COTE D'IVOIRE 18.5
ETHIOPIA 72.7
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 0.5
GABON 1.4
GUINEA 9.2
GUINEA-BISSAU 1.6
JAPAN 127.6
KOREA SOUTH 48.4
KOREA NORTH 22.6
MADAGASCAR 19.1
MALI 13.9
MONGOLIA 2.6
MOZAMBIQUE 20.1
NIGER 14.4
RWANDA 9.2
SAO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE 0.2
SENEGAL 11.9
SWAZILAND 1.1
TAIWAN 22.8
TOGO 6.3
TOTAL POPULATION 1 830.7
% WORLD POPULATION 28.10
 
MIXED SYSTEMS OF CIVIL LAW AND MUSLIM LAW
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
ALGERIA 33.3
COMOROS ISLANDS 0.6
EGYPT 75.4
IRAN 69.2
IRAQ (10) 27.5
LEBANON 4.1
LIBYA 6
MAURITANIA 3.2
MOROCCO 30.5
PALESTINE 3.7
SYRIA 19.5
TUNISIA 10.1
TOTAL POPULATION 283.1
% WORLD POPULATION 4.34%
 
MIXED SYSTEMS OF COMMON LAW AND CUSTOMARY LAW
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
BHUTAN 0.6
GHANA 22.5
HONG KONG (CN) 7
LIBERIA 3.4
MALAWI 13.2
MICRONESIA 0.1
MYANMAR 51
NEPAL 27.7
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6
SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.5
SAMOA 0.2
SIERRA LEONE 5.6
TANZANIA 39.5
UGANDA 29.9
ZAMBIA 11.9
TOTAL POPULATION 219.1
% WORLD POPULATION 3.36%
 
MIXED SYSTEMS OF COMMON LAW AND MUSLIM LAW
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
BANGLADESH 144.3
PAKISTAN 159
SINGAPORE 4.4
SUDAN 37
TOTAL POPULATION 344.7
% WORLD POPULATION 5.29%
 
MIXED SYSTEMS OF CIVIL LAW, MUSLIM LAW AND CUSTOMARY LAW
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
DJIBOUTI 0.8
ERITREA 4.5
INDONESIA 223
JORDAN 5.6
KUWAIT 2.6
OMAN 2.6
TIMOR LESTE 1
TOTAL POPULATION 240.1
% WORLD POPULATION 3.68%
 
MIXED SYSTEMS OF COMMON LAW, MUSLIM LAW AND CUSTOMARY LAW
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
BRUNEI 0.4
GAMBIA 1.6
INDIA 1 109.8
KENYA 35.1
MALAYSIA 25.8
NIGERIA 144.7
TOTAL POPULATION
1 317.4
% WORLD POPULATION
20.21
MIXED SYSTEMS OF CIVIL LAW, COMMON LAW AND CUSTOMARY LAW
POLITICAL ENTITIES
POPULATION
CAMEROUN 16.7
LESOTHO 1.8
SRI LANKA 19.8
VANUATU 0.2
ZIMBABWE 13.1
TOTAL POPULATION 51.6
% WORLD POPULATION 0.79%
 
MIXED SYSTEMS OF COMMON LAW, CIVIL LAW, MUSLIM LAW AND CUSTOMARY LAW
POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a)
(millions)
BAHRAIN 0.7
QATAR 0.8
SOMALIA 8.5
YEMEN 21.6
TOTAL POPULATION 31.6
% WORLD POPULATION 0.48%
 
MIXED SYSTEM OF CIVIL LAW, COMMON LAW, JEWISH LAW AND MUSLIM LAW
POLITICAL ENTITY POPULATION (a)
(millions)
ISRAEL 7
TOTAL POPULATION 7
% WORLD POPULATION 0.11%
 
MIXED SYSTEM OF MUSLIM LAW AND CUSTOMARY LAW
POLITICAL ENTITY POPULATION (a)
(millions)
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 4.6
TOTAL POPULATION 4.6
% WORLD POPULATION 0.07%
   
TOTAL WORLD POPULATION   : 6 517 550 000
   
SOURCES
   
(a) Except otherwise mentioned by a footnote, the source usually used is « World Bank Key Development data & Statistics » 2006 (website), occasionally complemented by the other sources indicated in the following footnotes:
(1) 32.6 - 7.6 = 25
(2) 60.4-5.1 = 55.3
(3) 299- 4.3 = 294.7
(4) CIA, The World Fact Book, 2007 (website)
(5) Op.cit. note (4)
(6) Op.cit. note (4)
(7) General Register Office of Scotland, Census 2001 (website)
(8) U.S. Census Bureau, Louisiana State Population (website)
(9) Gouvernement du Québec, Institut de la Statistique 2006 (website)
(10) Op.cit. note (4)
(b) Statistics for political entities related to metropolis are, except otherwise mentioned, included in those of the corresponding metropolis.
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