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Islamic Republic

theocratic republic based on Islamic principles
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Islamic republics shown in green.

Islamic Republic is the name given to forms of government of several states. These states often have Islam as a state religion and are governed by the principles of Sharia, islamic law. Laws made by the state cannot contradict Sharia.

The following states call themselves Islamic Republic (non-exhaustive list)

Despite the similar name the countries differ greatly in their governments and laws.