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Map of countries with American diplomatic missions
American Embassy in Bratislava
American Embassy in Budapest
American Embassy in Dublin
American Consulate-General in Hamburg
American Consulate-General in Munich
American Embassy in Oslo
American Embassy in Prague
American Embassy in Stockholm
American Embassy in Warsaw
American Embassy in Zagreb
American Embassy in Bridgetown.
American Embassy in Mexico City.
American Embassy in Ottawa.
American Embassy in San José.
American Embassy in San Salvador.
American Embassy in Brasília
American Embassy in Quito
American Embassy in Amman.
American Embassy in Tel-Aviv.
American Consulate General in Istanbul.
American Consulate General in Jerusalem.
American Embassy in Dar es Salaam.
American Embassy in Yaoundé.
American Embassy in Libreville.
Embassy of the United States in Beijing
American Embassy in Hanoi
American Embassy in Kuala Lumpur
American Embassy in Wellington
American Embassy in Kolonia
U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, the first U.S. Diplomatic Post with a building-integrated solar power system

This is a list of diplomatic missions of the United States. Benjamin Franklin established the first overseas mission of the United States in Paris in 1779. On April 19, 1782, John Adams was received by the States-General, and the Dutch Republic became the third country, after Morocco and France, to recognize the United States as an independent government. Adams then became the first U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands[1][2][3][4] and the house that he had purchased at Fluwelen Burgwal 18 in The Hague, became the first American embassy anywhere in the world.[5]

In the period following the American Revolution, George Washington sent a number of close advisers to the courts of European potentates in order to garner recognition of American independence with mixed results, including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Francis Dana and John Jay.[6] Much of the first fifty years of the Department of State concerned negotiating with imperial European powers over the territorial integrity of the borders of the United States as known today.

The first overseas consulate of the fledgling United States was founded in 1790 at Liverpool, England, by James Maury Jr, who was appointed by Washington. Maury held the post from 1790 to 1829. Liverpool was at the time England's leading port for transatlantic commerce and therefore of great economic importance to the former Thirteen Colonies.

The first overseas property owned, and the longest continuously owned, by the United States is the American Legation in Tangier, which was a gift of the Sultan of Morocco in 1821. In general during the nineteenth century, the United States' diplomatic activities were done on a minimal budget. The US owned no property abroad and provided no official residences for its foreign envoys, paid them a minimal salary and gave them the rank of ministers rather than ambassadors.[7]

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, the State Department was concerned with expanding commercial ties in Asia, establishing Liberia, foiling diplomatic recognition of the Confederacy and securing its presence in North America. The Confederacy had diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Papal States, Russia, Mexico and Spain, and consular missions in Ireland, Canada, Cuba, Italy, Bermuda, Nassau and New Providence and Texas.[8]

America's global preeminence became evident in the twentieth century, and the State Department was required to invest in a large network of diplomatic missions to manage its bilateral and multilateral relations.[9] The wave of oveseas construction began with the creation of the State Department’s Foreign Service Buildings Commission in 1926.[10]

Listed below are American embassies and other diplomatic missions around the world. The U.S. has dubbed some of its consulates as "American Presence Posts", to provide chiefly consular services.

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Europe

North America

South America

Middle East

Africa

Asia

Oceania

International organizations

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