Government > Legal origin: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Legal origin identifies the origin of the Company Law or Commercial Code in each country.

AlbaniaAlbania French
AlgeriaAlgeria French
AngolaAngola French
ArgentinaArgentina French
ArmeniaArmenia Socialist
AustraliaAustralia English
AustriaAustria German
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan Socialist
BangladeshBangladesh English
BelarusBelarus Socialist
BelgiumBelgium French
BeninBenin French
BoliviaBolivia French
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ German
BotswanaBotswana English
BrazilBrazil French
BulgariaBulgaria German
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso French
BurundiBurundi French
CambodiaCambodia French
CameroonCameroon French
CanadaCanada English
Central African RepublicCentral Africa French
ChadChad French
ChileChile French
ChinaChina German
ColombiaColombia French
Costa RicaCosta Rica French
Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire French
CroatiaCroatia German
Czech RepublicCzech Republic German
DenmarkDenmark Nordic
Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. French
EcuadorEcuador French
El SalvadorEl Salvador French
EthiopiaEthiopia English
FinlandFinland Nordic
FranceFrance French
GeorgiaGeorgia Socialist
GermanyGermany German
GhanaGhana English
GreeceGreece French
GuatemalaGuatemala French
GuineaGuinea French
HaitiHaiti French
HondurasHonduras French
HungaryHungary German
IndiaIndia English
IndonesiaIndonesia French
IrelandIreland English
IsraelIsrael English
ItalyItaly French
JamaicaJamaica English
JapanJapan German
JordanJordan French
KazakhstanKazakhstan Socialist
KenyaKenya English
KuwaitKuwait French
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan Socialist
LatviaLatvia German
LebanonLebanon French
LesothoLesotho English
LithuaniaLithuania French
MadagascarMadagascar French
MalawiMalawi English
MalaysiaMalaysia English
MaliMali French
MauritaniaMauritania French
MexicoMexico French
MoldovaMoldova Socialist
MongoliaMongolia Socialist
MoroccoMorocco French
MozambiqueMozambique French
NamibiaNamibia English
NepalNepal English
NetherlandsNetherlands French
New ZealandNew Zealand English
NicaraguaNicaragua French
NigerNiger French
NigeriaNigeria English
NorwayNorway Nordic
OmanOman French
PakistanPakistan English
PanamaPanama French
Papua New GuineaPapua NG English
ParaguayParaguay French
PeruPeru French
PhilippinesPhilippines French
PolandPoland German
PortugalPortugal French
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico French
Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. German
RomaniaRomania French
RussiaRussia Socialist
RwandaRwanda French
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia English
SenegalSenegal French
Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ German
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone English
SingaporeSingapore English
SlovakiaSlovakia German
SloveniaSlovenia German
South AfricaSouth Africa English
SpainSpain French
Sri LankaSri Lanka English
SwedenSweden Nordic
SwitzerlandSwitzerland German
SyriaSyria French
TanzaniaTanzania English
ThailandThailand English
TogoTogo French
TunisiaTunisia French
TurkeyTurkey French
UgandaUganda English
UkraineUkraine Socialist
United Arab EmiratesUAE English
United KingdomUnited Kingdom English
United StatesUnited States English
UruguayUruguay French
UzbekistanUzbekistan Socialist
VenezuelaVenezuela French
VietnamVietnam French
ZambiaZambia English
ZimbabweZimbabwe English


"All countries compared for Government > Legal origin", 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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