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ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF POLITICAL ENTITIES, CORRESPONDING POPULATIONS AND LEGAL SYSTEMS

POLITICAL ENTITIES POPULATION (a) (millions) LEGAL SYSTEMS MIXED SYSTEMS COMPONENTS
AFGHANISTAN (1) 31.9 Muslim law  
ALBANIA 3.1 Civil law  
ALGERIA 33.3 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law
ANDORRA 0.1 Customary law  
ANGOLA 16.4 Civil law  
ANGUILLA (UK) (b) Common law  
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 0.1 Common law  
ARGENTINA 39.1 Civil law  
ARMENIA 3 Civil law  
ARUBA (NL) 0.1 Civil law  
AUSTRALIA (AU) 20.5 Common law  
AUSTRIA 8.2 Civil law  
AZERBAIJAN 8.5 Civil law  
AZORES (PG) (b) Civil law  
BAHAMAS 0.3 Common law  
BAHRAIN 0.7 Mixed Muslim law/Civil law/Common law/Customary law law
BANGLADESH 144.3 Mixed Muslim law/Common law
BARBADOS 0.3 Common law  
BELARUS 9.7 Civil law  
BELGIUM 10.5 Civil law  
BELIZE 0.3 Common law  
BENIN 8.7 Civil law  
BERMUDA (UK) 0.1 Common law  
BHUTAN 0.6 Mixed Customary law/Common law
BOLIVIA 9.3 Civil law  
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 3.9 Civil law  
BOTSWANA 1.8 Mixed Civil law/Common law
BRAZIL 188.7 Civil law  
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY (UK) (b) Common law  
BRITISH TERRITORIES OF ANTARTICA (UK) (b) Common law  
BRUNEI 0.4 Mixed Muslim law/Common law/Customary law
BULGARIA 7.7 Civil law  
BURKINA FASO 13.6 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
BURUNDI 7.8 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
CAMBODIA 14.4 Civil law  
CAMEROON 16.7 Mixed Civil law/Common law/Customary law
CANADA (CD) (minus QUEBEC) (2) 25 Common law  
CANARY ISLANDS (SP) (b) Civil law  
CAPE VERDE 0.5 Civil law  
CAYMANS (UK) (b) Common law  
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 4.1 Civil law  
CHAD 10 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
CHILE 16.5 Civil law  
CHINA (CN) (minus H-K and MACAU) 1 312 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
COLOMBIA 45.6 Civil law  
COMOROS 0.6 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law
CONGO 4.1 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
CONGO, POPULAR DEMOCRATIC 59.3 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
REPUBLIC OF
COOK ISLANDS (NZ) (b) Common law  
COSTA RICA 4.4 Civil law  
COTE D'IVOIRE 18.5 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
CROATIA 4.4 Civil law  
CUBA 11.3 Civil law  
CYPRUS 0.8 Mixed Common law/Civil law
CZECH REPUBLIC 10.2 Civil law  
DENMARK ( DK ) (minus GREENLAND) 5.4 Civil law  
DJIBOUTI 0.8 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law/Customary law
DOMINICA 0.1 Common law  
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 9.6 Civil law  
EAST TIMOR 1 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law/Customary law
ECUADOR 13.4 Civil law  
EGYPT 75.4 Mixed Muslim law/Civil law
EL SALVADOR 7 Civil law  
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 0.5 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
ERITREA 4.5 Mixed Civil law/Customary law/Muslim law
ESTONIA 1.3 Civil law  
ETHIOPIA 72.7 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
FALKLAND ISLANDS (b) Common law  
FAROE ISLANDS (DK) (b) Civil law  
FIJI ISLANDS 0.9 Common law  
FINLAND 5.3  Civil law  
FRANCE (FR) (minus MAYOTTE ISLAND, NEW CALEDONIA AND FRENCH POLYNESIA) 61 Civil law  
FRENCH GUYANA (FR) (b) Civil law  
FRENCH POLYNESIA (FR) 0.3 Civil law  
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS (FR) (b) Civil law  
GABON 1.4 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
GAMBIA 1.6 Mixed Muslim law/Common law/Customary law
GEORGIA 4.4 Civil law  
GERMANY 82.4 Civil law  
GHANA 22.5 Mixed Common law/Customary law
GIBRALTAR (UK) (b) Common law  
GREECE 11.1 Civil law  
GRENADA 0.1 Common law  
GREENLAND (DK) 0.1 Civil law  
GUADELOUPE (FR) (b) Civil law  
GUAM (USA) 0.2 Common law  
GUATEMALA 12.9 Civil law  
GUERNSEY (UK) (3) 0.09 Customary law  
GUINEA 9.2 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
GUINEA-BISSAU 1.6 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
GUYANA 0.8 Mixed Common law/Civil law
HAITI 8.6 Civil law  
HAWAII (USA) (b) Common law  
HONDURAS 7.4 Civil law  
HONG KONG (CN) 7 Mixed Common law/Customary law
HUNGARY 10.1 Civil law  
ICELAND 0.3 Civil law  
INDIA 1 109.8 Mixed Common law/Muslim law/Customary law
INDONESIA 223 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law/Customary law
IRAN 69.2 Mixed Muslim law/Civil law
IRAQ (4) 27.5 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law 
IRELAND 4.2 Common law  
ISRAEL 7 Mixed Civil law/Common law/Jewish/Muslim law
ITALY 58.6 Civil law  
JAMAICA 2.7 Common law  
JAPAN 127.6 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
JERSEY (UK) (5) 0.06 Customary law  
  5.6 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law/Customary law
JORDAN
  15.3 Civil law  
KAZAKHSTAN
KENYA 35.1 Mixed Common law/Customary law /Muslim law
KIRIBATI 0.1 Common law  
KOREA NORTH 22.6 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
KOREA SOUTH 48.4 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
KUWAIT 2.6 Mixed Muslim law/Civil law/Customary law
KYRGYZSTAN 5.2 Civil law  
LAOS 5.8 Civil law  
LATVIA 2.3 Civil law  
LEBANON 4.1 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law
LESOTHO 1.8 Mixed Common law/Civil law/Customary law
LIBERIA 3.4 Mixed Common law/Customary law 
LIBYA 6 Mixed Muslim law/Civil law
LIECHTENSTEIN --- Civil law  
LITHUANIA 3.4 Civil law  
LOUISIANA (USA) (6) 4.3 Mixed Civil law/Common law
LUXEMBOURG 0.5 Civil law  
MACAU (CN) 0.5 Civil law  
MACEDONIA (FYROM) 2 Civil law  
MADAGASCAR 19.1 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
MADEIRA (PG) (b) Civil law  
MALAWI 13.2 Mixed Common law/Customary law
MALAYSIA 25.8 Mixed Muslim law/Common law/Customary law
MALDIVES ISLANDS 0.3 Muslim law  
MALI 13.9 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
MALTA 0.4 Mixed Civil law/Common law
MAN ISLE OF (UK) 0.1 Common law  
MARIANA (USA) 0.1 Common law  
MARSHALL ISLANDS 0.1 Common law  
MARTINIQUE (FR) (b) Civil law  
MAURITANIA 3.2 Mixed Muslim law/Civil law
MAURITIUS 1.3 Mixed Civil law/Common law
MAYOTTE ISLAND (FR) 0.2 Civil law  
MEXICO 104.2 Civil law  
MICRONESIA 0.1 Mixed Common law/Customary law
MOLDOVA 3.8 Civil law  
MONACO --- Civil law  
MONGOLIA 2.6 Mixed Customary law/Civil law
MONTSERRAT (UK) (b) Common law  
MONTENEGRO 0.6 Civil law  
MOROCCO 30.5 Mixed Muslim law/Civil law
MOZAMBIQUE 20.1 Mixed Customary law/Civil law
MYANMAR 51 Mixed Common law/Customary law
NAMIBIA 2.1 Mixed Common law/Civil law
NAURU --- Common law  
NÉPAL 27.7 Mixed Common law/Customary law
NETHERLANDS ( NL ) (minus NETHERLANDS ANTILLES and ARUBA) 16.4 Civil law  
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (NL) 0.2 Civil law  
NEW CALEDONIA (FR) 0.2 Civil law  
NEW ZEALAND (NZ) (minus COOK ISLANDS, NIUE ISLAND and TOKELAU) 4.1 Common law  
NICARAGUA 5.2 Civil law  
NIGER 14.4 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
NIGERIA 144.7 Mixed Common law/Muslim law/Customary law
NIUE ISLAND (NZ) (b) Common law  
NORFOLK ISLAND (AU) (b) Common law  
NORTHERN IRELAND (UK) (b) Common law  
NORWAY 4.6 Civil law  
OMAN 2.6 Mixed Muslim law/Customary law/Civil law
PAKISTAN 159 Mixed Muslim law/Common law
PALAU --- Common law  
PALESTINE 3.7 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law
PANAMA 3.3 Civil law  
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 6 Mixed Customary law/Common law
PARAGUAY 6 Civil law  
PERU 28.4 Civil law  
PHILIPPINES 84.6 Mixed Common law/Civil law
PITCAIRN (UK) (b) Common law  
POLAND 38.1 Civil law  
PORTO RICO (ASS. USA) 3.9 Mixed Civil law/Common law
PORTUGAL (PG) 10.6 Civil law  
QATAR 0.8 Mixed Muslim law/Civil law/Common law/Customary law
QUEBEC (CD) (7) 7.6 Mixed Civil law/Common law
REUNION ISLAND (FR) (b) Civil law  
ROMANIA 21.5 Civil law  
RUSSIA 142.4 Civil law  
RWANDA 9.2 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
SAINT-BARTHELEMY (FR) (b) Civil law  
SAINT HELENA (UK) (b) Common law  
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS --- Common law  
SAINT LUCIA 0.2 Mixed Civil law/Common law
SAINT MARTIN (FR) (b) Civil law  
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON (FR) (b) Civil law  
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRANADINES 0.1 Common law  
SAMOA 0.2 Mixed Common law/Customary law
SAMOA, AMERICAN (USA) 0.1 Common law  
SAN MARINO --- Civil law  
SAO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE 0.2 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
SAUDI ARABIA 23.7 Muslim law  
SCOTLAND (UK) (8) 5.1 Mixed Civil law/Common law
SENEGAL 11.9 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
SERBIA 7.4 Civil law  
SEYCHELLES 0.1 Mixed Common law/Civil law
SIERRA LEONE 5.6 Mixed Common law/Customary law
SINGAPORE 4.4 Mixed Common law/Muslim law
SLOVAKIA 5.4 Civil law  
SLOVENIA 2 Civil law  
SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.5 Mixed Common law/Customary law
SOMALIA 8.5 Mixed Muslim law/Civil law/Common law/Customary law
SOUTH AFRICA 47.4 Mixed Civil law/Common law
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SANDWICH ISLANDS (UK) (b) Common law  
SPAIN (SP) 43.5 Civil law  
SRI LANKA 19.8 Mixed Civil law/Common law/Customary law
SUDAN 37 Mixed Muslim law/Common law
SURINAME 0.5 Civil law  
SWAZILAND 1.1 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
SWEDEN 9 Civil law  
SWITZERLAND 7.4 Civil law  
SYRIA 19.5 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law
TAIWAN 22.8 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
TAJIKISTAN 6.7 Civil law  
TANZANIA 39.5 Mixed Common law/Customary law
THAILAND 64.7 Civil law  
TOGO 6.3 Mixed Civil law/Customary law
TOKELAU (NZ) (b) Common law  
TONGA 0.1 Common law  
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 1.3 Common law  
TUNISIA 10.1 Mixed Civil law/Muslim law
TURKEY 72.9 Civil law  
TURKMENISTAN 4.9 Civil law  
TURKS AND CAICOS (UK) (b) Common law  
TUVALU --- Common law  
UGANDA 29.9 Mixed Common law/Customary law
UKRAINE 46.6 Civil law  
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 4.6 Mixed Muslim law/Customary law
UNITED KINGDOM (UK) (minus BERMUDA, SCOTLAND, GUERNSEY, JERSEY AND MAN ISLE)
(NB: SCOTLAND: Civil law/Common law and GUERNSEY and JERSEY: Customary law)
(9) 55.3 Common law  
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) (minus GUAM, LOUISIANA, MARIANA, AMERICAN SAMOA AND VIRGIN AMERICAN ISLANDS)
(NB: LOUISIANA: Civil law/Common law)
(10) 294.7 Common law  
URUGUAY 3.3 Civil law  
UZBEKISTAN 26.5 Civil law  
VANUATU 0.2 Mixed Civil law/Customary law/Common law
VATICAN --- Civil law  
VENEZUELA 27 Civil law  
VIETNAM 84.1 Civil law  
VIRGIN ISLANDS (USA) 0.1 Common law  
VIRGIN ISLANDS (UK) (b) Common law  
WALLIS AND FUTUNA (FR) (b) Civil law  
YEMEN 21.6 Mixed Muslim law/Civil law/Common law/Customary law
ZAMBIA 11.9 Mixed Common law/Customary law
ZIMBABWE 13.1 Mixed Civil law/Common law/Customary law
TOTAL WORLD POPULATION MILLIONS 6 517.55    
       
       
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) CIA, the World Fact Book 2007 (website)
(2) 32.6-7.6=25
(3) Op.cit. note (1)
(4) Op.cit. note (1)
(5) Op.cit. note (1)
(6) U.S. Census Bureau, Louisiana State Population Bureau of Economic Analysis 2005 (website)
(7) Gouvernement du Québec, Institut de la Statistique 2006 (website)
(8) General Register Office of Scotland, Census 2001 (website)
(9) 60.4 - 5.1= 55.3
(10) 299 – 4.3= 294.7
(b) Statistics for political entities related to metropolis are, except otherwise mentioned, included in those of the corresponding metropolis.
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