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An official residence is the residence at which heads of state, heads of government, gubernatorial or other senior figures officially reside. They may or may not be the same location where they conduct their work-related functions.

Africa

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 Algeria

 Benin

  • Presidential Palace

 Botswana

 Burkina Faso

  • Presidential Palace

 Burundi

  • Presidential Palace

The Presidential Palace is the official residence of the President of Burundi.

 Cameroon

 Cape Verde

  • Presidential Palace

 Central African Republic

  • Presidential Palace

 Chad

  • Presidential Palace

 Comoros

  • Presidential Palace

Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the

  • Kinshasa Presidential Palace

Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the

  • Brazzaville Presidential Palace

 Côte d'Ivoire

 Djibouti

  • Presidential Palace

 Egypt

Former

 Equatorial Guinea

  • Presidential Palace

 Eritrea

  • Presidential Palace

 Ethiopia

 Gabon

  • Presidential Palace

 Gambia

 Ghana

 Guinea

  • Presidential Palace
  • Villa Syli (official guest house)

Former

  • Belle Vue (demolished; former summer residence of the President)

 Guinea-Bissau

  • Presidential Palace

 Kenya

 Lesotho

  • Royal Palace (King)

 Liberia

 Madagascar

  • Presidential Palace

 Malawi

 Mali

  • Presidential Palace

 Mauritania

  • Presidential Palace

 Mauritius

 Morocco

  • Royal Palace

 Mozambique

 Namibia

 Niger

  • Presidential Palace

 Nigeria

 Rwanda

  • Presidential Palace

 São Tomé and Príncipe

  • Presidential Palace

 Senegal

 Seychelles

 Sierra Leone

 Somalia

 South Africa

Provincial

Provincial, former

 Sudan

  • Presidential Palace

 Swaziland

  • Embo State Palace (King)
  • Royal Kraal (King)

 Tanzania

 Togo

  • Presidential Palace

 Tunisia

  • Presidential Palace

 Uganda

 Zambia

 Zimbabwe

Americas

Caribbean

 Antigua and Barbuda

 Bahamas

 Barbados

 Dominica

 Dominican Republic

  • Palacio Nacional, Dominican Republic (President)

 Grenada

 Haiti

 Jamaica

 Saint Kitts and Nevis

 Saint Lucia

 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 Trinidad and Tobago

North America

 Belize

Former
  • Government House (Governor-General, formerly; kept for official government functions, visiting foreign dignitaries, and as House of Culture Museum)

 Canada

24 Sussex Drive, Official Residence of the Canadian Prime Minister
Federal
Provincial

*The provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec no longer have official residences for their lieutenant governors, but do provide them with accommodations; in the case of Ontario, only if necessary.

 Costa Rica

  • Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica (President)

 El Salvador

 Guatemala

  • Casa Presidencial

 Honduras

  • Palacio "José Cecilio del Valle" (President)

 Mexico

Former
National Palace, Mexico City

*In every state of the Mexico the Palacio de Gobierno, or Government Palace, was the official residence the governor, they are now maintained solely as the relevant governor's offices.

States

Queretaro

  • Casa de la Corregidora (Governor mansion)

 Nicaragua

  • Presidential Palace

 Panama

 United States

White House, Washington
State
ʻIolani Palace, Honolulu
Governor's Mansion, Kentucky
Governor's Mansion, Texas
Territorial
Local
Henry County Sheriff's Residence and Jail

Note that some mayors in cities with an official mayor's residence (notably Detroit and New York) choose instead to reside at their private residence, using the official residence for official functions only.

South America

 Argentina

 Bolivia

 Brazil

Former
State

 Chile

Former
Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago

 Colombia

 Ecuador

 Guyana

 Paraguay

 Peru

Palacio de Gobierno, Lima

 Suriname

  • Presidential Palace

 Uruguay

 Venezuela

Former
  • La Casona

Asia

 Afghanistan

  • Presidential Palace

 Azerbaijan

  • Presidential Palace

 Bahrain

  • Rifa'a Palace (King)

 Bangladesh

 Bhutan

 Brunei

 Cambodia

  • Khemarindra Palace (King)

People's Republic of China China

Zhongnanhai

Hong Kong Hong Kong

Former British Colony of Hong Kong

 India

National

Rashtrapati Bhavan

State

Cliff House Mansion of the chief minister of kerala

Raj Bhavan, Tamil Nadu
Raj Bhavan, Ooty

Union Territories

 Indonesia

  • Istana Negara (President)
  • Istana Merdeka (President)
  • Istana Bogor (President, retreat)
  • Istana Cipanas (President, retreat)
  • Villa Pelabuhan Ratu (President, seaside retreat)
  • Istana Tampak Siring, Bali (President)
  • Gedung Agung (President)
  • Diponegoro House (Vice President)
  • Wisma Negara (visiting foreign dignitaries)

Sultanates

  • Yogyakarta Sultanate:
    Keraton Ngayokyakarto Hadiningrat (Sultan)
  • Surakarta:
    Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat (Sultan)
  • Kasepuhan:
    Keraton Kasepuhan, Cirebon (Sultan)
  • Kanoman:
    Keraton Kanoman, Cirebon (Sultan)
  • Kacirebonan:
    Keraton Kacirebonan, Cirebon (Sultan)
  • Deli:
    Istana Maimun, Medan (Sultan)
  • Siak:
    Istana Siak Seri Indera Pura (Sultan)

Provincial

Pagaruyung Palace, since destroyed by fire

Territorial

  • Aceh:
    Meligoe Aceh (Governor)

 Iran

Golestan Palace

Former

 Iraq

Former

 Israel

  • President House
  • Prime Minister House

 Japan

Kantei (Prime Minister's Office)
Kōtei (Official Residence of Prime Minister) at its completion in 1929 as Kantei (Prime Minister's Office)

Former

  • Kyōto Gosho, also known as Kyōto Imperial Palace (Emperor, until 1869; kept as museum)
  • Edo-jō, also known as Edo Castle (Shōgun, 1603–1867; demolished, now part of Imperial Palace Gardens)
  • Gaishō Kōtei, also known as Prince Asaka Residence (Prime Minister, 1947 and 48–50, now open to the public as museum)

 Jordan

  • Raghdan Palace (King)
  • Basman Palace (King)
  • Al Qasr al Sagheer (King)

 Kazakhstan

  • Presidential Palace

North Korea Korea, North

Former

South Korea Korea, South

Blue House

 Kuwait

  • Sief Palace (Emir)
  • Dar Salwa (Emir)

Former

  • Dasman Palace (Emir, formerly)

 Kyrgyzstan

  • White House, also Government House or Presidential Palace

 Laos

  • Haw Kham Palace (President)

 Lebanon

Beiteddine Palace

Former

Macau Macau

 Malaysia

 Maldives

Former

Theemuge, Maldives

 Mongolia

  • Presidential Palace

 Nepal

 Oman

Name City Area Coordinates Features
Al Alam Royal Palace Mutrah 1.4kmX1.4km 23°36′52.86″N 58°35′43.90″E / 23.6146833°N 58.595528°E / 23.6146833; 58.595528 Contains two Helipads, Super Yacht Berth and several ultra Luxurious residences.
Bait Barka Barka 3kmX4km 23°42′28.19″N 58°05′37.37″E / 23.7078306°N 58.0937139°E / 23.7078306; 58.0937139 Sultans' Retreat contains six Helipads, Super Yacht Berth and ultra Luxurious residences, massive garage and splendid infinity pools in lush landscape gardens.
Hisn Al Shomoukh Manah 4kmX4km 22°45′18.22″N 57°33′44.50″E / 22.7550611°N 57.562361°E / 22.7550611; 57.562361 Recently built Royal Camp with 4 Helipads. Currently most of the royal delegates are routed to here. Satellite images assures heavy construction for further expansion.
Royal Court Seeb 2kmX3km 23°40′15.40″N 58°10′16.40″E / 23.670944°N 58.171222°E / 23.670944; 58.171222 The most heavily guarded zone in Oman, this splendid palace contains its own private Landing strip or airport. There's a large stable containing the royal equestrian facilities.
Hisn Salalah Salalah 2kmX1.8km 16°59′54.90″N 54°05′38.04″E / 16.998583°N 54.0939°E / 16.998583; 54.0939 Sultan's birth place. This waterfront palace has 4 Helipads. It received Aga Khan's Award of Architecture for its extensive usage of Traditional Islamic arches and embroidery motifs. It contains two mosques and many villas.
Sohar Palace Sohar 2kmX3km 24°19′11.06″N 56°46′19.22″E / 24.3197389°N 56.7720056°E / 24.3197389; 56.7720056 Sultans Farm in Sohar. Its going through extensive renovation and expansion. Contains camel, cow, goat and horse farms. Several Green houses for vegetable production.
Qasr Mamoora Salalah 2kmX2km 17°03′36.25″N 54°13′54.43″E / 17.0600694°N 54.2317861°E / 17.0600694; 54.2317861 Its by far the most private palace with its own double runway landing strip, three Helipads as well as two private flyovers connected to his private Razat farm.
Razat Farm Salalah 3kmX3km 17°02′15.40″N 54°12′35.76″E / 17.037611°N 54.2099333°E / 17.037611; 54.2099333 Private farm that supplies him with fresh dairy products, fruits and vegetables. Contains one Helipad

 Pakistan

Federal

Provincial

 Philippines

Malacañang Palace, Manila, Philippines

Former

 Qatar

  • Emir's Palace (Emir)

 Saudi Arabia

  • Riyadh Qasr Malik Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (King)
  • Jeddah Qasr Malik Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (King)
  • Mina Royal Palace
  • Makkah Royal Palace

 Singapore

 Sri Lanka

 Syria

  • Presidential Palace, also called Tesheen Palace

Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan)

Presidential Building

Former

 Tajikistan

  • Presidential Palace

 Thailand

Grand Palace, Bangkok

Former

 Turkmenistan

 United Arab Emirates

 Uzbekistan

 Vietnam

Presidential Palace, Hanoi

 Yemen

  • Presidential Palace

Europe

 Albania

 Armenia

  • Presidential Palace, also "President House"
  • #1 Government House (Prime Minister)

 Austria

Ballhausplatz Nr. 2

 Belarus

 Belgium

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Presidency Building
  • Konak Residence (visiting foreign dignitaries; also used for state receptions)

 Bulgaria

Euxinograd palace, Bulgaria

 Croatia

 Cyprus

 Czech Republic

 Denmark

Amalienborg Palace

 Estonia

  • Kadriorg Palace (President)
  • Paslepa (President, residence)

 Finland

Presidential Palace, Helsinki

Former

 France

Palais de l'Elysée

Territorial

  • French Polynesia:
    Presidence (President of French Polynesia)
    Haut Commissariat (High Commissioner of French Polynesia)

 Georgia

Presidential Palace in Tbilisi
  • Presidential Palace

 Germany

Bundeskanzleramt

 Greece

Former

  • Palace of Dekeleia (monarch, now planned to be kept as a museum and a national park
  • Mon Repos (monarch, retreat on Corfu, now kept as a museum)
  • Psychiko Mansion (used by Queen-Mother Fredericka, now a private residence)
  • Polydendri Pavilion (monarch, retreat, now a national park)

 Guernsey

  • Government House (Lieutenant Governor)

 Hungary

Former

Buda Castle, Budapest

 Iceland

 Ireland

 Isle of Man

 Italy

 Jersey

 Latvia

 Liechtenstein

 Lithuania

Presidential Palace, Vilinus

Former

 Luxembourg

 Macedonia

  • Presidential Palace

 Malta

 Moldova

  • Presidential Palace

 Monaco

 Montenegro

  • Presidential Palace

 Netherlands

Royal Palace, Amsterdam

 Norway

Royal Palace, Oslo

 Poland

Presidential Palace, Warsaw
Belweder, Warsaw
Presidential Castle, Wisła

 Portugal

 Romania

 Russia

Grand Kremlin Palace

Former

 Serbia

Novi Dvor (New Palace)

Former

 Slovakia

Grassalkovich Palace

 Slovenia

  • Presidential Palace

 Spain

Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Madrid

Autonomous communities

 Sweden

Royal Palace, Stockholm

 Turkey

Former

 Ukraine

 United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace, London
10 Downing Street

Former

Territorial

 Vatican City

Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Former

Oceania

 Australia

Federal

State

Government House, Melbourne
State, former

Territorial

 Cook Islands

 Fiji

 Nauru

Former

 New Zealand

Former

Territorial

 Papua New Guinea

 Samoa

  • Government House (Chief)

 Solomon Islands

 Tonga

Royal Palace, Tonga

 Tuvalu

 Vanuatu

See also

Footnotes


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