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Government > Legal origin: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Legal origin identifies the origin of the Company Law or Commercial Code in each country.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Albania French
Algeria French
Angola French
Argentina French
Armenia Socialist
Australia English
Austria German
Azerbaijan Socialist
Bangladesh English
Belarus Socialist
Belgium French
Benin French
Bolivia French
Bosnia and Herzegovina German
Botswana English
Brazil French
Bulgaria German
Burkina Faso French
Burundi French
Cambodia French
Cameroon French
Canada English
Central African Republic French
Chad French
Chile French
China German
Colombia French
Costa Rica French
Cote d'Ivoire French
Croatia German
Czech Republic German
Denmark Nordic
Dominican Republic French
Ecuador French
El Salvador French
Ethiopia English
Finland Nordic
France French
Georgia Socialist
Germany German
Ghana English
Greece French
Guatemala French
Guinea French
Haiti French
Honduras French
Hungary German
India English
Indonesia French
Ireland English
Israel English
Italy French
Jamaica English
Japan German
Jordan French
Kazakhstan Socialist
Kenya English
Kuwait French
Kyrgyzstan Socialist
Latvia German
Lebanon French
Lesotho English
Lithuania French
Madagascar French
Malawi English
Malaysia English
Mali French
Mauritania French
Mexico French
Moldova Socialist
Mongolia Socialist
Morocco French
Mozambique French
Namibia English
Nepal English
Netherlands French
New Zealand English
Nicaragua French
Niger French
Nigeria English
Norway Nordic
Oman French
Pakistan English
Panama French
Papua New Guinea English
Paraguay French
Peru French
Philippines French
Poland German
Portugal French
Puerto Rico French
Republic of Macedonia German
Romania French
Russia Socialist
Rwanda French
Saudi Arabia English
Senegal French
Serbia and Montenegro German
Sierra Leone English
Singapore English
Slovakia German
Slovenia German
South Africa English
Spain French
Sri Lanka English
Sweden Nordic
Switzerland German
Syria French
Tanzania English
Thailand English
Togo French
Tunisia French
Turkey French
Uganda English
Ukraine Socialist
United Arab Emirates English
United Kingdom English
United States English
Uruguay French
Uzbekistan Socialist
Venezuela French
Vietnam French
Zambia English
Zimbabwe English

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Legal origin. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Legal-origin

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