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  • Administrative divisions: This entry generally gives the numbers, designatory terms, and first-order administrative divisions as approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN). Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by BGN are noted.
  • Capital city > Geographic coordinates: This entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • Capital city > Name: This entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • Constitution: The dates of adoption, revisions, and major amendments to a nation's constitution
  • Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address: This entry includes the chief of mission, embassy address, mailing address, telephone number, FAX number, branch office locations, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
  • Executive branch > Cabinet: Cabinet includes the official name for any body of high-ranking advisers roughly comparable to a U.S. Cabinet. Also notes the method for selection of members.
  • Executive branch > Chief of state: The name and title of any person or role roughly equivalent to a U.S. Chief of State. This means the titular leader of the country who represents the state at official and ceremonial functions but may not be involved with the day-to-day activities of the government
  • Executive branch > Head of government: Head of government includes the name and title of the top administrative leader who is designated to manage the day-to-day activities of the government. For example, in the UK, the monarch is the chief of state, and the prime minister is the head of government. In the US, the president is both the chief of state and the head of government.
  • Government type: A description of the basic form of government (e.g., republic, constitutional monarchy, federal republic, parliamentary democracy, military dictatorship).
  • Judicial branch: The name(s) of the highest court(s) and a brief description of the selection process for members.
  • Legal system: A brief description of the legal system's historical roots, role in government, and acceptance of International Court of Justice (ICJ) jurisdiction.
  • Legislative branch: This entry contains information on the structure (unicameral, bicameral, tricameral), formal name, number of seats, and term of office. Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election. Election results includes the percent of vote and/or number of seats held by each party in the last election.
  • Political parties and leaders: Significant political organizations and their leaders.
  • Political pressure groups and leaders: Organizations with leaders involved in politics, but not standing for legislative election.
  • Suffrage: The age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted
  • International organization participation: This entry lists in alphabetical order by abbreviation those international organizations in which the subject country is a member or participates in some other way.
  • Country name > Conventional long form: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
  • Executive branch > Elections: Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election
  • National symbol(s): A national symbol is a faunal, floral, or other abstract representation - or some distinctive object - that over time has come to be closely identified with a country or entity. Not all countries have national symbols; a few countries have more than one.
  • Flag description: A written flag description produced from actual flags or the best information available at the time the entry was written. The flags of independent states are used by their dependencies unless there is an officially recognized local flag. Some disputed and other areas do not have flags.
  • Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days: Time required to start a business (days). Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.
  • Country name > Conventional short form: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
  • Constitutional form: Constitutional form of government.
  • Transnational Issues > Disputes > International: This entry includes a wide variety of situations that range from traditional bilateral boundary disputes to unilateral claims of one sort or another. Information regarding disputes over international terrestrial and maritime boundaries has been reviewed by the US Department of State. References to other situations involving borders or frontiers may also be included, such as resource disputes, geopolitical questions, or irredentist issues; however, inclusion does not necessarily constitute official acceptance or recognition by the US Government.
  • National anthem: A generally patriotic musical composition - usually in the form of a song or hymn of praise - that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, or struggles of a nation or its people. National anthems can be officially recognized as a national song by a country's constitution or by an enacted law, or simply by tradition. Although most anthems contain lyrics, some do not.
  • Legislative branch > Elections: This entry contains information on the structure (unicameral, bicameral, tricameral), formal name, number of seats, and term of office. Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election. Election results includes the percent of vote and/or number of seats held by each party in the last election.
  • Legislative branch > Election results: This entry contains information on the structure (unicameral, bicameral, tricameral), formal name, number of seats, and term of office. Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election. Election results includes the percent of vote and/or number of seats held by each party in the last election.
  • Democracy and rights > Press freedom index: Compares countries by their degree of government censorship, according to the Press freedom index. This index, created by the non-governmental organization Reporters without borders (RWS), is ellaborated using data from an extensive annual survey sent to professional reporters throughout the world. The survey contains questions about the type and ownership of media present in the country, freedom of speech, violence exerted against reporters, election campaigns, access of political parties to the media, etc.
  • Parliament > Seats held by women > Percentage: Percentage of seats held by women in country's national parliament or legislative houses.
  • Independence: For most countries, this entry gives the date that sovereignty was achieved and from which nation, empire, or trusteeship. For the other countries, the date given may not represent "independence" in the strict sense, but rather some significant nationhood event such as the traditional founding date or the date of unification, federation, confederation, establishment, fundamental change in the form of government, or state succession. Dependent areas include the notation "none" followed by the nature of their dependency status. "
  • Executive branch > Election results: Election results includes the percent of vote for each candidate in the last election (if any)
  • Judicial branch > Subordinate courts: This entry is derived from Government > Judicial branch, which includes three subfields. The highest court(s) subfield includes the name(s) of a country's highest level court(s), the number and titles of the judges, and the types of cases heard by the court, which commonly are based on civil, criminal, administrative, and constitutional law. A number of countries have separate constitutional courts. The judge selection and term of office subfield includes the organizations and associated officials responsible for nominating and appointing judges, and a brief description of the process. The selection process can be indicative of the independence of a country's court system from other branches of its government. Also included in this subfield are judges' tenures, which can range from a few years, to a specified retirement age, to lifelong appointments. The subordinate courts subfield lists the courts lower in the hierarchy of a country's court system. A few countries with federal-style governments, such as Brazil, Canada, and the US, in addition to their federal court, have separate state- or province-level court systems, though generally the two systems interact.
  • Basis of executive legitimacy: Basis of executive legitimacy.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Country name > Local short form: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
  • Democracy and rights > Freedom of the press: Compares countries by freedom of the press. The lower the score, the more free the press of that country is. The scores are taken from the Freedom of the Press Index, elaborated by Freedom House, self-defined as "an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world". The data used in the index come from an annual survey of media independence in 197 countries and territories, assessing the degree of print, broadcast, and internet freedom in each of them.
  • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament: Women in parliaments are the percentage of parliamentary seats in a single or lower chamber occupied by women.
  • Diplomatic representation from the US > Embassy: This entry includes the chief of mission, embassy address, mailing address, telephone number, FAX number, branch office locations, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
  • Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number: Start-up procedures to register a business (number). Start-up procedures are those required to start a business, including interactions to obtain necessary permits and licenses and to complete all inscriptions, verifications, and notifications to start operations. Data are for businesses with specific characteristics of ownership, size, and type of production.
  • Democracy > Civil and political liberties: Civil and political liberties
    Units: Index Ranging from 7 (High Levels of Liberties) to 1 (Low
    Units: This is the average of two indicators - civil liberties and political liberties.
  • General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • National holiday: The primary national day of celebration - often independence day.
  • Capital > Geographic coordinates: This entry is derived from Government > Capital, which gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • Democracy > First female parliamentarian: Year first woman elected or appointed to parliament.
  • Time required to start a business > Days: Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.
  • Judicial branch > Judge selection and term of office: This entry is derived from Government > Judicial branch, which includes three subfields. The highest court(s) subfield includes the name(s) of a country's highest level court(s), the number and titles of the judges, and the types of cases heard by the court, which commonly are based on civil, criminal, administrative, and constitutional law. A number of countries have separate constitutional courts. The judge selection and term of office subfield includes the organizations and associated officials responsible for nominating and appointing judges, and a brief description of the process. The selection process can be indicative of the independence of a country's court system from other branches of its government. Also included in this subfield are judges' tenures, which can range from a few years, to a specified retirement age, to lifelong appointments. The subordinate courts subfield lists the courts lower in the hierarchy of a country's court system. A few countries with federal-style governments, such as Brazil, Canada, and the US, in addition to their federal court, have separate state- or province-level court systems, though generally the two systems interact.
  • Red tape > Burden of customs procedure, WEF > 1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient: Burden of customs procedure, WEF (1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient). Burden of Customs Procedure measures business executives' perceptions of their country's efficiency of customs procedures. The rating ranges from 1 to 7, with a higher score indicating greater efficiency. Data are from the World Economic Forum's Executive Opinion Survey, conducted for 30 years in collaboration with 150 partner institutes. The 2009 round included more than 13,000 respondents from 133 countries. Sampling follows a dual stratification based on company size and the sector of activity. Data are collected online or through in-person interviews. Responses are aggregated using sector-weighted averaging. The data for the latest year are combined with the data for the previous year to create a two-year moving average. Respondents evaluated the efficiency of customs procedures in their country. The lowest score (1) rates the customs procedure as extremely inefficient, and the highest score (7) as extremely efficient.
  • Democracy > Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006: The Status Index’s overall result represents the mean value of the scores for the dimensions “Political Transformationâ€? and “Economic Transformationâ€?. The mean value was calculated using the exact, unrounded values for both these dimensions, which, in turn, were derived from the ratings for the five political criteria (based on 18 indicators) and the seven economic criteria (based on 14 indicators). The table shows rounded scores for political and economic transformation as well as for the Status Index’s overall result. In some cases, therefore, the overall result differs slightly from the mean value.
  • Red tape > Time required to register property > Days: Time required to register property (days). Time required to register property is the number of calendar days needed for businesses to secure rights to property.
  • Politics: Country politics.
  • International law organization participation: This entry includes information on a country's acceptance of jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and of the International Criminal Court (ICCt); 55 countries have accepted ICJ jurisdiction with reservations and 11 have accepted ICJ jurisdiction without reservations; 114 countries have accepted ICCt jurisdiction. Appendix B: International Organizations and Groups explains the differing mandates of the ICJ and ICCt.
  • Parliament > Seats held by men: Number of seats held by men in country's naitonal parliament or legislative houses.
  • Country name > Local long form: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
  • Red tape > Time to resolve insolvency > Years: Time to resolve insolvency (years). Time to resolve insolvency is the number of years from the filing for insolvency in court until the resolution of distressed assets.
  • Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number per million: Start-up procedures to register a business (number). Start-up procedures are those required to start a business, including interactions to obtain necessary permits and licenses and to complete all inscriptions, verifications, and notifications to start operations. Data are for businesses with specific characteristics of ownership, size, and type of production. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Diplomatic representation from the US > Telephone: This entry includes the chief of mission, embassy address, mailing address, telephone number, FAX number, branch office locations, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
  • Diplomatic representation in the US > Chancery: This entry includes the chief of mission, chancery, telephone, FAX, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
  • Diplomatic representation from the US > Chief of mission: This entry includes the chief of mission, embassy address, mailing address, telephone number, FAX number, branch office locations, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
  • Diplomatic representation in the US > Chief of mission: This entry includes the chief of mission, chancery, telephone, FAX, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
  • Parliament > Seats held by women: Number of seats held by women in country's parliament or legislative houses.
  • Foreign relations > Date of recognition of Israel: Date on which Israel was officially recognized as a state. Note that some countries had a “de facto” recognition in place long before the legal recognition.
  • Democracy > Democratic institutions rating: Democratic institutions
    Units: Scale ranging from -10 (autocratic) to +10 (democratic)
  • UN membership date: Date of United Nations Membership
  • Red tape > Procedures to build a warehouse > Number: Procedures to build a warehouse (number). Number of procedures to build a warehouse is the number of interactions of a company's employees or managers with external parties, including government agency staff, public inspectors, notaries, land registry and cadastre staff, and technical experts apart from architects and engineers.
  • Capital city: The location of the seat of government.
  • Capital > Name: This entry is derived from Government > Capital, which gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$ > Per capita: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Red tape > Time required to get electricity > Days: Time required to get electricity (days). Time required to get electricity is the number of days to obtain a permanent electricity connection. The measure captures the median duration that the electricity utility and experts indicate is necessary in practice, rather than required by law, to complete a procedure.
  • Democracy > Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout: The proportion of registered voters who actually voted.
  • Democracy and rights > Year women first voted at national level: Year women first voted at national level.
  • Capital > Time difference: This entry is derived from Government > Capital, which gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • International relations: Country international relations.
  • Red tape > Time required to get electricity > Days per million: Time required to get electricity (days). Time required to get electricity is the number of days to obtain a permanent electricity connection. The measure captures the median duration that the electricity utility and experts indicate is necessary in practice, rather than required by law, to complete a procedure. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Leaders > Head of state > Term limit for head of state: Head(s) of state.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Red tape > Time required to enforce a contract > Days: Time required to enforce a contract (days). Time required to enforce a contract is the number of calendar days from the filing of the lawsuit in court until the final determination and, in appropriate cases, payment.
  • Democracy > Female parliamentarians: Seats in parliament held by women (as % of total). Data are as of 8 March 2002. Where there are lower and upper houses, data refer to the weighted average of women's shares of seats in both houses.
  • Red tape > Procedures to register property > Number: Procedures to register property (number). Number of procedures to register property is the number of procedures required for a businesses to secure rights to property.
  • Role of head of state: Head of state.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$ per capita: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Start-up procedures to register a business > Number: Start-up procedures are those required to start a business, including interactions to obtain necessary permits and licenses and to complete all inscriptions, verifications, and notifications to start operations. Data are for businesses with specific characteristics of ownership, size, and type of production.
  • Red tape > Burden of customs procedure, WEF > 1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient per million: Burden of customs procedure, WEF (1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient). Burden of Customs Procedure measures business executives' perceptions of their country's efficiency of customs procedures. The rating ranges from 1 to 7, with a higher score indicating greater efficiency. Data are from the World Economic Forum's Executive Opinion Survey, conducted for 30 years in collaboration with 150 partner institutes. The 2009 round included more than 13,000 respondents from 133 countries. Sampling follows a dual stratification based on company size and the sector of activity. Data are collected online or through in-person interviews. Responses are aggregated using sector-weighted averaging. The data for the latest year are combined with the data for the previous year to create a two-year moving average. Respondents evaluated the efficiency of customs procedures in their country. The lowest score (1) rates the customs procedure as extremely inefficient, and the highest score (7) as extremely efficient. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Democracy > Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Management Index 2006: This Index evaluates management by political decision-makers while taking into consideration the level of difficulty. The Management Index’s overall result is calculated by multiplying the intermediate result with a factor derived from the level of difficulty evaluation.
  • Legislature (parliament) > Term of office for upper house members: Members of the upper house*.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$ > Per $ GDP: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 $ gross domestic product.
  • Parliament > Seats held by women per million people: Number of seats held by women in country's parliament or legislative houses. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Democracy > Female suffrage: Year in which women received the right to vote. Data refer to the year in which right to vote or stand for election on a universal and equal basis was recognized. Where two years are shown, the first refers to the first partial recognition of the right to vote.
  • Red tape > Time required to build a warehouse > Days: Time required to build a warehouse (days). Time required to build a warehouse is the number of calendar days needed to complete the required procedures for building a warehouse. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.
  • Foreign relations > Date of recognition of Syrian National Council: Date on which the Syrian National Council was recognized, at least as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people. For more information, please see http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Foreign-relations/International-recognition-of-the-Syrian-National-Council-notes
  • Red tape > Procedures to enforce a contract > Number per million: Procedures to enforce a contract (number). Number of procedures to enforce a contract are the number of independent actions, mandated by law or courts, that demand interaction between the parties of a contract or between them and the judge or court officer. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days per million: Time required to start a business (days). Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Red tape > Time required to register property > Days per million: Time required to register property (days). Time required to register property is the number of calendar days needed for businesses to secure rights to property. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Red tape > Time required to build a warehouse > Days per million: Time required to build a warehouse (days). Time required to build a warehouse is the number of calendar days needed to complete the required procedures for building a warehouse. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Red tape > Procedures to build a warehouse > Number per million: Procedures to build a warehouse (number). Number of procedures to build a warehouse is the number of interactions of a company's employees or managers with external parties, including government agency staff, public inspectors, notaries, land registry and cadastre staff, and technical experts apart from architects and engineers. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Democracy > Bertelsmann Transformation Index>Political Transformation: Political Transformation The score for â€?Political Transformation“ is obtained by calculating the mean value of the ratings for the following criteria: · Stateness · Political Participation · Rule of Law · Stability of Democratic Institutions · Political and Social Integration
  • Foreign relations > Diplomatic representation in the US > Ambassador: Name of ambassador to the USA.
  • General government final > Consumption expenditure > Constant 2000 US$ > Per capita: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in constant 2000 U.S. dollars. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Time required to build a warehouse > Days: Time required to build a warehouse is the number of calendar days needed to complete the required procedures for building a warehouse. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.
  • Democracy > Parliamentary elections > Voting age population: International IDEA has chosen to use not only the reported registration rate to calculate turnout percentages, but also the voting age population (VAP) which includes all citizens above the legal voting age
  • Democracy > Female candidacy: Year in which women received the right to stand for election. Data refer to the year in which right to vote or stand for election on a universal and equal basis was recognized. Where two years are shown, the first refers to the first partial recognition of the right to stand for election.
  • Democracy > 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests > Deaths: Death toll in protests that erupted in many African and Middle east countries inspired by the initial protests in Tunisia in December 2010.
  • Democracy > Parliamentary elections > Voter registration: The number of registered voters. The figure represents the number of names on the voters' register at the time that the registration process closes, as reported by the electoral management body.
  • Time required to enforce a contract > Days: Time required to enforce a contract is the number of calendar days from the filing of the lawsuit in court until the final determination and, in appropriate cases, payment.
  • Start-up procedures to register a business > Number > Per capita: Start-up procedures are those required to start a business, including interactions to obtain necessary permits and licenses and to complete all inscriptions, verifications, and notifications to start operations. Data are for businesses with specific characteristics of ownership, size, and type of production. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Procedures to register property > Number: Number of procedures to register property is the number of procedures required for a businesses to secure rights to property.
  • Procedures to build a warehouse > Number: Number of procedures to build a warehouse is the number of interactions of a company's employees or managers with external parties, including government agency staff, public inspectors, notaries, land registry and cadastre staff, and technical experts apart from architects and engineers.
  • Form of government: Form of government in African Union member countries.
  • Procedures to enforce a contract > Number per million: Number of procedures to enforce a contract are the number of independent actions, mandated by law or courts, that demand interaction between the parties of a contract or between them and the judge or court officer. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Time required to register property > Days: Time required to register property is the number of calendar days needed for businesses to secure rights to property.
  • General government final > Consumption expenditure > Annual % growth: Annual percentage growth of general government final consumption expenditure based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2000 U.S. dollars. General government final consumption expenditure (general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation.
  • Time to resolve insolvency > Years: Time to resolve insolvency is the number of years from the filing for insolvency in court until the resolution of distressed assets.
  • Red tape > Procedures to register property > Number per million: Procedures to register property (number). Number of procedures to register property is the number of procedures required for a businesses to secure rights to property. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Red tape > Procedures to enforce a contract > Number: Procedures to enforce a contract (number). Number of procedures to enforce a contract are the number of independent actions, mandated by law or courts, that demand interaction between the parties of a contract or between them and the judge or court officer.
  • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments > %: Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments (%). Women in parliaments are the percentage of parliamentary seats in a single or lower chamber held by women.
  • Democracy and rights > Next election: Next election.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Parliament > Seats held by men per million people: Number of seats held by men in country's naitonal parliament or legislative houses. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Democracy and rights > Last election: Last election.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Democracy > Parliamentary elections > Voting age population per 1000: International IDEA has chosen to use not only the reported registration rate to calculate turnout percentages, but also the voting age population (VAP) which includes all citizens above the legal voting age. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Start-up procedures to register a business > Number per million: Start-up procedures are those required to start a business, including interactions to obtain necessary permits and licenses and to complete all inscriptions, verifications, and notifications to start operations. Data are for businesses with specific characteristics of ownership, size, and type of production. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Procedures to enforce a contract > Number: Number of procedures to enforce a contract are the number of independent actions, mandated by law or courts, that demand interaction between the parties of a contract or between them and the judge or court officer.
  • Foreign relations > International recognition of the Syrian National Council notes:

    Degree to which the Syrian National Council is recognized as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

  • General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current LCU: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in current local currency.
  • Legislature (parliament) > Term of office for lower house members: Members of the lower (or sole) house.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Foreign relations > Date of recognition of State of Palestine: Date on which Palestine was officially recognized as a state.
  • Foreign relations > Diplomatic relations with Palestine: Indicates whether or not each country has diplomatic relations with Palestine.
  • Red tape > Time required to enforce a contract > Days per million: Time required to enforce a contract (days). Time required to enforce a contract is the number of calendar days from the filing of the lawsuit in court until the final determination and, in appropriate cases, payment. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Time to prepare and pay taxes > Hours: Time to prepare and pay taxes is the time, in hours per year, it takes to prepare, file, and pay (or withhold) three major types of taxes: the corporate income tax, the value added or sales tax, and labor taxes, including payroll taxes and social security contributions.
  • General government final > Consumption expenditure > Constant 2000 US$: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in constant 2000 U.S. dollars.
  • Procedures to register property > Number > Per capita: Number of procedures to register property is the number of procedures required for a businesses to secure rights to property. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Procedures to enforce a contract > Number > Per capita: Number of procedures to enforce a contract are the number of independent actions, mandated by law or courts, that demand interaction between the parties of a contract or between them and the judge or court officer. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Procedures to build a warehouse > Number > Per capita: Number of procedures to build a warehouse is the number of interactions of a company's employees or managers with external parties, including government agency staff, public inspectors, notaries, land registry and cadastre staff, and technical experts apart from architects and engineers. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
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STAT Egypt Tunisia HISTORY
Administrative divisions 27 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazat); Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar (Red Sea), Al Buhayrah, Al Fayyum, Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah (Alexandria), Al Isma'iliyah (Ismailia), Al Jizah (Giza), Al Minufiyah, Al Minya, Al Qahirah (Cairo), Al Qalyubiyah, Al Uqsur (Luxor), Al Wadi al Jadid (New Valley), As Suways (Suez), Ash Sharqiyah, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf, Bur Sa'id (Port Said), Dumyat (Damietta), Janub Sina' (South Sinai), Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh, Qina, Shamal Sina' (North Sinai), Suhaj 24 governorates (wilayat, singular - wilayah); Beja (Bajah), Ben Arous (Bin 'Arus), Bizerte (Banzart), Gabes (Qabis), Gafsa (Qafsah), Jendouba (Jundubah), Kairouan (Al Qayrawan), Kasserine (Al Qasrayn), Kebili (Qibili), Kef (Al Kaf), L'Ariana (Aryanah), Mahdia (Al Mahdiyah), Manouba (Manubah), Medenine (Madanin), Monastir (Al Munastir), Nabeul (Nabul), Sfax (Safaqis), Sidi Bouzid (Sidi Bu Zayd), Siliana (Silyanah), Sousse (Susah), Tataouine (Tatawin), Tozeur (Tawzar), Tunis, Zaghouan (Zaghwan)
Capital city > Geographic coordinates 30 03 N, 31 15 E 36 48 N, 10 11 E
Capital city > Name Cairo Tunis
Constitution several previous; latest approved 30 November 2012, passed by referendum 15-22 December 2012, effective 26 December 2012 several previous
Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address Unit 64900, Box 15, APO AE 09839-4900; 5 Tawfik Diab Street, Garden City, Cairo use embassy street address
Executive branch > Cabinet in an early January 2013 cabinet reshuffle, 10 new ministers were sworn in selected by the prime minister and approved by the Constituent Assembly
Executive branch > Chief of state Interim President Adly MANSOUR (since July 2013) President Moncef MARZOUKI (since 12 December 2011)
Executive branch > Head of government Interim Prime Minister Hazem el-BEBLAWI (since July 2013); Deputy Prime Ministers Hossam EISSA, Abdelfattah Said ELSISI, Lt. Gen., Ziad Bahaa EL-DIN Prime Minister Ali LAAREYDH (since 27 February 2013)
Government type republic republic
Judicial branch Court of Cassation (final court of appeal in civil and criminal cases); State Council (head of court system administration); Supreme Constitutional Court (jurisdiction limited to constitutionality of laws) Court of Cassation or Cour de Cassation
Legal system Islamic law is ensured in Article 2 of the Egyptian constitution. mixed legal system of civil law, based on the French civil code, and Islamic law; some judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court in joint session
Legislative branch bicameral system consists of the Advisory Council or Majlis al-Shura (Shura Council) that traditionally functions mostly in a consultative role bicameral system consists of the Chamber of Advisors
Political parties and leaders Alliance for Egypt (Islamic Bloc)<br />Egyptian Current Party (Islam LOTFY)<br />Al-Wasat Party<br />Constitution Party [Mohammed ELBARADEI]<br />Democratic Alliance for Egypt<br />Democratic Peace Party<br />Egyptian Citizen Party<br />Freedom Party<br />Nation Party [Hazem Abu ISMAIL]<br />National Party of Egypt<br />New Wafd Party<br />People's Party<br />Popular Current Party [Hamdin SABAHI]<br />Reform and Development Party<br />Strong Egypt Party [Abdel Aboul FOTOUH]<br />The Revolution Continues Alliance Afek Tounes [Emna MINF]<br />Alliance for Tunisia (a coalition of Tunisia's Call [Beji Caid ESSEBSI], Republican Party [Maya JRIBI and Najib CHBBI],Democratic Path [Ahmed BRAHIM])<br />al-Nahda (The Renaissance) [Rachid GHANNOUCHI]<br />Congress Party for the Republic or CPR [Moncef MARZOUKI]<br />Democratic Forum for Labor and Liberties or FDTL (Ettakatol) [Mustapha Ben JAAFAR]<br />Democratic Modernist Pole or PDM (a coalition)<br />Democratic Socialist Movement or MDS<br />Et-Tajdid Movement [Ahmed IBRAHIM]<br />Green Party for Progress or PVP [Mongi KHAMASSI]<br />Liberal Social Party or PSL [Mondher THABET]<br />Movement of Socialist Democrats or MDS [Ismail BOULAHYA]<br />Popular Petition (Aridha Chaabia) [Hachemi HAMDI]<br />Popular Unity Party or PUP [Mohamed BOUCHIHA]<br />Progressive Democratic Party or PDP [Maya JERIBI]<br />The Initiative [Kamel MORJANE] (formerly the Constitutional Democratic Rally or RCD)<br />Tunisian Workers' Communist Party or PCOT [Hamma HAMMAMI]<br />Unionist Democratic Union or UDU [Ahmed INOUBLI]
Political pressure groups and leaders Muslim Brotherhood (technically illegal) 18
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal and compulsory 18 years of age; universal except for active government security forces (including the police and the military), people with mental disabilities, people who have served more than three months in prison (criminal cases only), and people given a suspended sentence of more than six months
International organization participation ABEDA, AfDB, AFESD, AMF, AU, BSEC (observer), CAEU, CD, CICA, COMESA, D-8, EBRD, FAO, G-15, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, LAS, MIGA, MINURSO, MONUSCO, NAM, OAPEC, OAS (observer), OIC, OIF, OSCE (partner), PCA, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNISFA, UNMIL, UNMISS, UNOCI, UNRWA, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO ABEDA, AfDB, AFESD, AMF, AMU, AU, BSEC (observer), CD, EBRD, FAO, G-11, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), LAS, MIGA, MONUSCO, NAM, OAPEC, OAS (observer), OIC, OIF, OPCW, OSCE (partner), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
Country name > Conventional long form Arab Republic of Egypt Tunisian Republic
Executive branch > Elections presidential election (first round held on 23-24 May 2012; runoff held on 16-17 June 2012 (next election NA) president elected by Constituent Assembly; election last held on 12 December 2011(next to be held in 2013); prime minister appointed by the president
National symbol(s) golden eagle encircled red star and crescent
Flag description three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black; the national emblem (a gold Eagle of Saladin facing the hoist side with a shield superimposed on its chest above a scroll bearing the name of the country in Arabic) centered in the white band; the band colors derive from the Arab Liberation flag and represent oppression (black), overcome through bloody struggle (red), to be replaced by a bright future (white) red with a white disk in the center bearing a red crescent nearly encircling a red five-pointed star; resembles the Ottoman flag (red banner with white crescent and star) and recalls Tunisia's history as part of the Ottoman Empire; red represents the blood shed by martyrs in the struggle against oppression, white stands for peace; the crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam
Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days 8
Ranked 141st.
11
Ranked 120th. 38% more than Egypt

Country name > Conventional short form Egypt Tunisia
Constitutional form n/a Republic
Transnational Issues > Disputes > International Sudan claims but Egypt de facto administers security and economic development of Halaib region north of the 22nd parallel boundary; Egypt no longer shows its administration of the Bir Tawil trapezoid in Sudan on its maps; Gazan breaches in the security wall with Egypt in January 2008 highlight difficulties in monitoring the Sinai border; Saudi Arabia claims Egyptian-administered islands of Tiran and Sanafir none
National anthem <strong>name: </strong>"Bilady, Bilady, Bilady" (My Homeland, My Homeland, My Homeland)<br /><strong>lyrics/music:</strong> Younis-al QADI/Sayed DARWISH <strong>name: </strong>"Humat Al Hima" (Defenders of the Homeland)<br /><strong>lyrics/music:</strong> Mustafa Sadik AL-RAFII and Aboul-Qacem ECHEBBI/Mohamad Abdel WAHAB
FAX 20 216
Legislative branch > Elections People's Assembly and Advisory Council elections last held between November and January 2012; elections for new House of Representatives announced for April or May 2013, but probably will be delayed pending decision by the Administrative Court; election for the Shura Council to be held within one year initial election of 217 Constituent Assembly members held on 23 October 2011 (next to be held on 23 June 2013)
Legislative branch > Election results Advisory Council - percent of vote by party - Democratic Alliance for Egypt 45%, Alliance for Egypt (Islamic Bloc) 28.6%, New Wafd Party 8.5%, Egyptian Bloc 5.4%, other 12.5%; seats by party - Democratic Alliance for Egypt 105, Alliance for Egypt (Islamic Bloc) 45, New Wafd Party 14, Egyptian Bloc 8, other 4, independents 4, presidential appointees 90; People's Assembly - percent of vote by party - Democratic Alliance for Egypt 37.5%, Alliance for Egypt (Islamic Bloc) 27.8%, New Wafd Party 9.2%, Egyptian Bloc 8.9%, Al-Wasat Party 3.7%, The Revolution Continues Alliance 2.8%, Reform and Development Party 2.2%, National Party of Egypt 1.6%, Freedom Party 1.9%, Egyptian Citizen Party 0.9%, other 3.5%; seats by party - Democratic Alliance of Egypt 235, Alliance for Egypt (Islamic Bloc) 123, New Wafd Party 38, Egyptian Bloc 35, Al-Wasat 10, Reform and Development Party 9, The Revolution Continues Alliance 8, National Party of Egypt 5, Egyptian Citizen Party 4, Freedom Party 4, independents 21, other 6, SCAF appointees 10 percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - al-Nahda 89, CPR 29, Popular Petition 26, FDTL 20, PDP 16, PDM 5, The Initiative 5, Afek Tounes 4, PCOT 3, other minor parties each with fewer than three seats 20
Democracy and rights > Press freedom index 48.66
Ranked 22nd. 22% more than Tunisia
39.93
Ranked 41st.
Parliament > Seats held by women > Percentage 1.97%
Ranked 180th.
26.73%
Ranked 41st. 14 times more than Egypt

Independence 28 February 1922 (from UK protectorate status; the revolution that began on 23 July 1952 led to a republic being declared on 18 June 1953 and all British troops withdrawn on 18 June 1956)(southern) and Lower (northern) Egypt were first united politically 20 March 1956 (from France)
Executive branch > Election results percent of vote (first round) - Mohammed MURSI 24.3%, Ahmed SHAFIQ 23.3%, Hamdin SABAHI 20.4%, Abdul Moneim Aboul FOTOUH 17.2%, Amr MOUSSA 11.1%, other 3.7%; (runoff) - Mohammed MURSI 51.7%, Ahmed SHAFIQ 48.3% President MARZOUKI elected by Constituent Assembly with 153 of 156 votes
Judicial branch > Subordinate courts Courts of Appeal; Courts of First Instance; courts of limited jurisdiction; Family Court (established in 2004) Administrative Court; Courts of Appeal; Housing Court; courts of first instance; lower district courts; military courts
Basis of executive legitimacy No constitutionally-defined basis to current regime Presidency independent of legislature; ministry subject to parliamentary confidence
Country name > Local short form Misr Tunis
Democracy and rights > Freedom of the press 57
Ranked 71st. 12% more than Tunisia
51
Ranked 86th.
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament 2%
Ranked 166th.
22.8%
Ranked 39th. 11 times more than Egypt

Diplomatic representation from the US > Embassy 5 Zone Nord-Est des Berges du Lac Nord de Tunis 1053
Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number 7
Ranked 74th.
10
Ranked 28th. 43% more than Egypt

Democracy > Civil and political liberties 1.5
Ranked 102nd. The same as Tunisia
1.5
Ranked 99th.
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$ 11.43 billion$
Ranked 43th. 3 times more than Tunisia
4.45 billion$
Ranked 59th.

National holiday Revolution Day, 23 July Independence Day, 20 March (1956); Revolution and Youth Day, 14 January (2011)
Capital > Geographic coordinates 30 03 N, 31 15 E 36 48 N, 10 11 E
Democracy > First female parliamentarian 1957 (elected) 1959 (elected)
Time required to start a business > Days 19 days
Ranked 134th. 73% more than Tunisia
11 days
Ranked 155th.

Democracy > Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 0.937
Ranked 112th.
0.969
Ranked 83th. 3% more than Egypt

Judicial branch > Judge selection and term of office Court of Cassation judge appointment and tenure NA; SCC judges appointed by the president of the republic; judge tenure NA; judges nominated by the Higher Magistracy Council (also called the Superior Council of the Judiciary), a 7-member body of judges and prosecutors; judges appointed by presidential decree; judge tenure NA
Red tape > Burden of customs procedure, WEF > 1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient 3.7
Ranked 90th.
4.6
Ranked 39th. 24% more than Egypt

Democracy > Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006 4.29
Ranked 89th.
5.17
Ranked 71st. 21% more than Egypt
Red tape > Time required to register property > Days 63
Ranked 46th. 62% more than Tunisia
39
Ranked 83th.

Politics President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February 2011 amid an uprising, handing power to the military. The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood won elections but was ousted by the army a year later amid mass protests Tunisia has been in transition since President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was ousted in January 2011 at the start of the Arab Spring. The moderate Islamist Ennahda party governed from October 2011 but two years later agreed to hand over power to an interim government of independents until fresh elections in 2014
International law organization participation accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Parliament > Seats held by men 498
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Tunisia
159
Ranked 60th.

Country name > Local long form Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah Al Jumhuriyah at Tunisiyah
Red tape > Time to resolve insolvency > Years 4.2
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than Tunisia
1.3
Ranked 151st.

Red tape > Start-up procedures to register a business > Number per million 0.0867
Ranked 172nd.
0.928
Ranked 87th. 11 times more than Egypt

Diplomatic representation from the US > Telephone [20] (2) 2797-3300 [216] 71 107-000
Diplomatic representation in the US > Chancery None None
Diplomatic representation from the US > Chief of mission Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires David M. SATTERFIELD (since 30 August 2013) Ambassador Jake WALLES
Diplomatic representation in the US > Chief of mission Ambassador Mohamed M. TAWFIK (since 7 September 2012) Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Kais DARRAGI
Parliament > Seats held by women 10
Ranked 136th.
58
Ranked 43th. 6 times more than Egypt

Foreign relations > Date of recognition of Israel None
None
Democracy > Democratic institutions rating -6
Ranked 115th. Twice as much as Tunisia
-3
Ranked 106th.
UN membership date 24 Oct. 1945 12 Nov. 1956
Red tape > Procedures to build a warehouse > Number 21
Ranked 23th. 11% more than Tunisia
19
Ranked 32nd.

Capital city Cairo Tunis
Capital > Name Cairo Tunis
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$ > Per capita 154.32$ per capita
Ranked 89th.
443.78$ per capita
Ranked 64th. 3 times more than Egypt

Red tape > Time required to get electricity > Days 54
Ranked 152nd.
65
Ranked 131st. 20% more than Egypt

Democracy > Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout 0.0
Ranked 151st.
91.5%
Ranked 12th.
Democracy and rights > Year women first voted at national level 1956 1959
Capital > Time difference UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
International relations Egypt has been a key ally of the West; it has played a major role in the Israeli-Arab conflict Tunisia has strong ties with the European Union; its peacekeepers have served in several conflict areas
Red tape > Time required to get electricity > Days per million 0.669
Ranked 178th.
6.03
Ranked 119th. 9 times more than Egypt

Leaders > Head of state > Term limit for head of state 4
Ranked 120th.
5
Ranked 29th. 25% more than Egypt
Red tape > Time required to enforce a contract > Days 1,010
Ranked 21st. 79% more than Tunisia
565
Ranked 92nd.

Democracy > Female parliamentarians 2.4%
Ranked 144th.
11.5%
Ranked 73th. 5 times more than Egypt
Red tape > Procedures to register property > Number 8
Ranked 23th. Twice as much as Tunisia
4
Ranked 137th.

Role of head of state n/a Executive
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$ per capita 159.17$
Ranked 87th.
443.78$
Ranked 63th. 3 times more than Egypt

Start-up procedures to register a business > Number 10
Ranked 62nd. The same as Tunisia
10
Ranked 59th.

Red tape > Burden of customs procedure, WEF > 1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient per million 0.0458
Ranked 129th.
0.431
Ranked 69th. 9 times more than Egypt

Democracy > Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Management Index 2006 3.88
Ranked 84th.
4.42
Ranked 72nd. 14% more than Egypt
Legislature (parliament) > Term of office for upper house members 6
Ranked 19th. The same as Tunisia
6
Ranked 5th.
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current US$ > Per $ GDP 0.128$ per $1 of GDP
Ranked 90th.
0.155$ per $1 of GDP
Ranked 61st. 21% more than Egypt

Parliament > Seats held by women per million people 0.117
Ranked 178th.
5.35
Ranked 65th. 46 times more than Egypt

Foreign relations > Nepal > Date of Establishment July 16, 1957 April 14, 1984
Democracy > Female suffrage 1956 "1957 ,1959"
Red tape > Time required to build a warehouse > Days 179
Ranked 61st. 90% more than Tunisia
94
Ranked 153th.

Foreign relations > Date of recognition of Syrian National Council Recognised on 24 February 2012 (As an opposition group) Rejection of Assad government Verbal support
Red tape > Procedures to enforce a contract > Number per million 0.52
Ranked 169th.
3.62
Ranked 105th. 7 times more than Egypt

Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days per million 0.0991
Ranked 180th.
1.02
Ranked 117th. 10 times more than Egypt

Red tape > Time required to register property > Days per million 0.904
Ranked 143th.
3.62
Ranked 94th. 4 times more than Egypt

Red tape > Time required to build a warehouse > Days per million 2.22
Ranked 164th.
8.72
Ranked 131st. 4 times more than Egypt

Red tape > Procedures to build a warehouse > Number per million 0.26
Ranked 161st.
1.76
Ranked 97th. 7 times more than Egypt

Democracy > Bertelsmann Transformation Index>Political Transformation 4.12
Ranked 79th. 8% more than Tunisia
3.83
Ranked 87th.
Foreign relations > Diplomatic representation in the US > Ambassador Shoukry, Sameh Sameh Shoukry Vacant Tarek Ben Youssef, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Constant 2000 US$ > Per capita 177.05 constant 2000 US$ per c
Ranked 67th.
375.13 constant 2000 US$ per c
Ranked 48th. 2 times more than Egypt

Time required to build a warehouse > Days 263 days
Ranked 41st. 3 times more than Tunisia
79 days
Ranked 157th.

Democracy > Parliamentary elections > Voting age population 33.12 million
Ranked 21st. 6 times more than Tunisia
5.56 million
Ranked 65th.
Democracy > Female candidacy 1,956
Ranked 50th.
1,957
Ranked 47th. The same as Egypt
Foreign relations > Croatia > Date of Establishment October 1, 1992 January 30, 1993
National anthem > Name Bilady, Bilady" (My Homeland, My Homeland, My Homeland) "Humat Al Hima" (Defenders of the Homeland)
Democracy > 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests > Deaths 684-840 223+
Democracy > Parliamentary elections > Voter registration 24.6 million
Ranked 23th. 7 times more than Tunisia
3.39 million
Ranked 78th.
Time required to enforce a contract > Days 1,010 days
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than Tunisia
481 days
Ranked 83th.

Start-up procedures to register a business > Number > Per capita 0.133 per 1 million people
Ranked 147th.
0.987 per 1 million people
Ranked 88th. 7 times more than Egypt

Procedures to register property > Number 7
Ranked 49th. 40% more than Tunisia
5
Ranked 100th.

Procedures to build a warehouse > Number 30
Ranked 7th. 25% more than Tunisia
24
Ranked 20th.
Form of government semi-presidential unitary republic presidential unitary republic
Procedures to enforce a contract > Number per million 0.754
Ranked 139th.
2.07
Ranked 112th. 3 times more than Egypt

Time required to register property > Days 193 days
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than Tunisia
57 days
Ranked 69th.

General government final > Consumption expenditure > Annual % growth 2.8%
Ranked 60th.
4.4%
Ranked 44th. 57% more than Egypt

Time to resolve insolvency > Years 4.2 years
Ranked 31st. 3 times more than Tunisia
1.3 years
Ranked 130th.

Red tape > Procedures to register property > Number per million 0.0991
Ranked 164th.
0.371
Ranked 112th. 4 times more than Egypt

Red tape > Procedures to enforce a contract > Number 42
Ranked 47th. 8% more than Tunisia
39
Ranked 78th.

Flag description > Note similar to the flag of Syria, which has two green stars in the white band, Iraq, which has an Arabic inscription centered in the white band, and Yemen, which has a plain white band the flag is based on that of Turkey, itself a successor state to the Ottoman Empire
National anthem > Note adopted 1979; after the signing of the 1979 peace with Israel, Egypt sought to create an anthem less militaristic than its previous one; Sayed DARWISH, commonly considered the father of modern Egyptian music, composed the anthem adopted 1957, replaced 1958, restored 1987; Mohamad Abdel WAHAB also composed the music for the anthem of the United Arab Emirates
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments > % 2%
Ranked 181st.
26.7%
Ranked 46th. 13 times more than Egypt

Democracy and rights > Next election April 2014 December 2013
Parliament > Seats held by men per million people 5.84
Ranked 152nd.
14.67
Ranked 97th. 3 times more than Egypt

Democracy and rights > Last election May 2012 October 2011
Democracy > Parliamentary elections > Voting age population per 1000 476.95
Ranked 113th.
565.43
Ranked 76th. 19% more than Egypt
Start-up procedures to register a business > Number per million 0.137
Ranked 146th.
0.987
Ranked 88th. 7 times more than Egypt

Procedures to enforce a contract > Number 55
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Tunisia
21
Ranked 148th.

Foreign relations > International recognition of the Syrian National Council notes On 24 February 2012, on the heels of the inaugural Friends of Syria Group meeting in Tunis, Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr revealed that Cairo recognizes all Syrian opposition factions. Rashid al-Ghannushi , president of Ennahda Movement , Tunisia's largest party stated on 2 November that SNC is the legitimate representative of Syria, at the same time he closed Syrian embassy in Tunis and ousted Syrian ambassador. On 16 December, SNC hold three-day congress (its first international congress) in Tunis where Tunisia's newly elected president, Moncef Marzouki , participated in the talks and had a press conference with SNC's president Burhan Ghalioun . On 19 December Burhan Ghalioun announced that the new Tunisian government will officially recognise the Council.
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Current LCU 68600000000 5772500000
Legislature (parliament) > Term of office for lower house members 5
Ranked 21st. The same as Tunisia
5
Ranked 8th.
Foreign relations > Date of recognition of State of Palestine 18 November 1988 15 November 1988
Foreign relations > Diplomatic relations with Palestine Yes Yes
Red tape > Time required to enforce a contract > Days per million 12.51
Ranked 159th.
52.42
Ranked 105th. 4 times more than Egypt

Time to prepare and pay taxes > Hours 536 hours
Ranked 26th. Twice as much as Tunisia
268 hours
Ranked 78th.

General government final > Consumption expenditure > Constant 2000 US$ 13.11 billion constant 2000 US$
Ranked 34th. 3 times more than Tunisia
3.76 billion constant 2000 US$
Ranked 46th.

Procedures to register property > Number > Per capita 0.093 per 1 million people
Ranked 151st.
0.493 per 1 million people
Ranked 94th. 5 times more than Egypt

Procedures to enforce a contract > Number > Per capita 0.729 per 1 million people
Ranked 140th.
2.07 per 1 million people
Ranked 112th. 3 times more than Egypt

Procedures to build a warehouse > Number > Per capita 0.398 per 1 million people
Ranked 140th.
2.37 per 1 million people
Ranked 80th. 6 times more than Egypt
Republic establishment date June 18, 1953 July 25, 1957
Diplomatic representation from the US > FAX [20] (2) 2797-3200 [216] 71 963-263
Diplomatic representation in the US > Telephone [1] (202) 895-5400 [1] (202) 862-1850
Diplomatic representation in the US > FAX [1] (202) 244-5131 [1] (202) 862-1858
Capital city > Time difference UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Constant LCU 23554170000 3313200000
General government final > Consumption expenditure > Constant 2000 US$ per capita 182.62 constant 2000 US$
Ranked 65th.
375.13 constant 2000 US$
Ranked 48th. 2 times more than Egypt

Procedures to register property > Number per million 0.0959
Ranked 149th.
0.494
Ranked 94th. 5 times more than Egypt

Ruling party Military Ennahda Movement
Procedures to build a warehouse > Number per million 0.411
Ranked 139th.
2.37
Ranked 79th. 6 times more than Egypt

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