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Codified constitutions (most recently adopted, remaining in use today)Edit

Sovereign statesEdit

State Date
  Constitution of Afghanistan January 4, 2004
  Constitution of Albania November 28, 1998
  Constitution of Algeria September 8, 1963
  Constitution of Andorra February 2, 1993
  Constitution of Angola January 21, 2010
  Constitution of Argentina May 1, 1853
  Constitution of Armenia July 5, 1995
  Constitution of Australia January 1, 1901
  Constitution of Austria October 1, 1920
  Constitution of Azerbaijan November 12, 1995
  Constitution of Bangladesh December 16, 1972
  Constitution of Bahrain February 14, 2002
  Constitution of Barbados November 30, 1966
  Constitution of Belarus March 15, 1994
  Constitution of Belize September 21, 1981
  Constitution of Benin December 2, 1990
  Constitution of Belgium February 7, 1831
  Constitution of Bolivia February 7, 2009
  Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina December 14, 1995
  Constitution of Botswana September 30, 1966
  Constitution of Bhutan July 18, 2008
  Constitution of Brazil October 5, 1988
  Constitution of Bulgaria July 12, 1991
  Constitution of Burma May 29, 2008
  Constitution of Burundi March 9, 1992
  Constitution of Cameroon January 18, 1996
  Constitution of Chad March 31, 1996
  Constitution of Chile March 11, 1981
  Constitution of the People's Republic of China December 4, 1982
  Constitution of Colombia July 4, 1991
  Constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo February 18, 2006
  Constitution of Costa Rica November 7, 1949
  Constitution of Croatia December 22, 1990
  Constitution of Cuba April 10, 2019
  Constitution of Cyprus August 16, 1960
  Constitution of the Czech Republic December 16, 1992
  Constitution of Denmark June 5, 1849
  Constitution of the Dominican Republic January 26, 2010
  Constitution of Djibouti September 15, 1992
  Constitution of East Timor May 20, 2002
  Constitution of Ecuador October 20, 2008
  Constitution of El Salvador December 20, 1983
  Constitution of Egypt January 18, 2014
  Constitution of Equatorial Guinea November 17, 1991
  Constitution of Eritrea May 23, 1997
  Constitution of Estonia June 28, 1992
  Constitution of Ethiopia August 21, 1995
  Constitution of Fiji September 6, 2013
  Constitution of Finland March 1, 2000
  Constitution of France October 4, 1958
  Constitution of the Gambia January 16, 1997
  Constitution of Georgia August 24, 1995
  Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany May 8, 1949
  Constitution of Ghana April 28, 1992
  Constitution of Greece June 11, 1975
  Constitution of Guatemala January 14, 1986
  Constitution of Guyana October 6, 1980
  Constitution of Haiti June 20, 2012
  Constitution of Hungary April 18, 2011
  Constitution of Honduras January 20, 1982
  Constitution of Iceland June 17, 1944
  Constitution of India January 26, 1950
  Constitution of Indonesia August 18, 1945
  Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran December 3, 1979
  Constitution of Iraq October 15, 2005
  Constitution of Ireland December 29, 1937
  Constitution of Italy December 22, 1947
  Constitution of Ivory Coast November 8, 2016
  Constitution of Jamaica January 1, 1962
  Constitution of Japan May 3, 1947
  Constitution of Jordan January 11, 1952
  Constitution of Kazakhstan August 30, 1995
  Constitution of Kenya August 27, 2010
  Constitution of Kyrgyzstan June 27, 2010
  Constitution of the Republic of Korea July 17, 1948
  Socialist Constitution of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea December 25, 1972
  Constitution of Kuwait November 11, 1962
  Constitution of Laos August 14, 1991
  Constitution of Latvia November 7, 1922
  Constitution of Lebanon May 23, 1926
  Constitution of Luxembourg October 17, 1868
  Constitution of Liberia January 6, 1986
  Libyan interim Constitutional Declaration August 3, 2011
  Constitution of Lithuania October 25, 1992
  Constitution of Liechtenstein October 5, 1921
  Constitution of Madagascar November 14, 2010
  Constitution of Malaysia August 27, 1957
  Constitution of the Maldives August 7, 2008
  Constitution of Mali January 12, 1992
  Constitution of Malta September 21, 1964
  Constitution of Mauritania July 12, 1991
  Constitution of Mauritius March 12, 1968
  Constitution of Mexico February 5, 1917
  Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia October 1, 1978
  Constitution of Moldova July 29, 1994
  Constitution of Monaco December 17, 1962
  Constitution of Mongolia January 13, 1992
  Constitution of Montenegro October 19, 2007
  Constitution of Morocco December 14, 1962
  Constitution of Namibia February 9, 1990
  Constitution of Nauru January 31, 1968
  Constitution of the Netherlands[1] March 29, 1814
  Constitution of Nepal September 20, 2015
  Constitution of Nicaragua January 1, 1987
  Constitution of Niger November 25, 2010
  Constitution of Nigeria May 29, 1999
  Constitution of North Macedonia November 17, 1991
  Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway May 17, 1814
  Basic Statute of Oman November 6, 1996[2]
  Constitution of Pakistan August 14, 1973
  Constitution of Paraguay June 20, 1992
  Constitution of Panama October 11, 1972
  Constitution of Papua New Guinea September 16, 1975
  Constitution of Peru December 31, 1993
  Constitution of the Philippines February 2, 1987
  Constitution of Poland April 2, 1997
  Constitution of Portugal April 25, 1976
  Romanian Constitution November 21, 1991
  Constitution of Russia December 12, 1993
  Constitution of Rwanda May 26, 2003
  Constitution of Samoa October 28, 1960
  Constitution of Saint Kitts and Nevis June 23, 1983
  Constitution of Senegal January 1, 2001
  Constitution of Serbia November 8, 2006
  Constitution of Singapore August 9, 1965
  Constitution of Slovakia October 1, 1992
  Constitution of Slovenia December 23, 1991
  Constitution of Somalia August 1, 2012
  Constitution of South Africa February 4, 1997
  Constitution of South Sudan July 9, 2011
  Constitution of Spain December 6, 1978
  Constitution of Sri Lanka September 7, 1978
  Constitution of Sudan July 9, 2005
  Constitution of Suriname September 30, 1987
  Constitution of Sweden 1974
  Swiss Federal Constitution April 18, 1999
  Constitution of Syria February 27, 2012
  Constitution of Tajikistan November 6, 1994
  Constitution of Tanzania April 25, 1977
  Constitution of Thailand April 6, 2017
  Constitution of Tonga November 4, 1875
  Constitution of Tunisia January 26, 2014
  Constitution of Turkey November 7, 1982
  Constitution of Turkmenistan May 18, 1992
  Constitution of Uganda October 8, 1995
  Constitution of Ukraine June 28, 1996
  Constitution of the United Arab Emirates December 2, 1971
  Constitution of the United States of America June 21, 1788
  Constitution of Uruguay February 15, 1967
  Constitution of Uzbekistan December 8, 1992
  Constitution of Vanuatu July 30, 1980
  Fundamental Law of Vatican City State November 26, 2000
  Constitution of Venezuela December 20, 1999
  Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam November 28, 2013
  Constitution of Yemen May 16, 1991
  Constitution of Zimbabwe May 9, 2013

Partially recognized countriesEdit

Country Date
  Constitution of Abkhazia October 3, 1999
  Constitution of Artsakh December 10, 2006
  Constitution of the Republic of China December 25, 1947
  Constitution of Kosovo June 15, 2008
  Constitution of Northern Cyprus May 5, 1985
  Palestinian National Covenant May 28, 1964
  Constitution of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic August 1976
  Constitution of Somaliland May 31, 2001
  Constitution of South Ossetia April 8, 2001
  Constitution of Transnistria January 17, 1996

Dependent territoriesEdit

Territory Date
  Constitution of American Samoa October 17, 1960
  Constitution of Aruba January 1, 1986
  Constitution of the British Virgin Islands June 15, 2007
  Constitution of Curaçao October 10, 2010
  Constitution of the Falkland Islands January 1, 2009
  Constitution of Gibraltar January 2, 2007
  Hong Kong Basic Law April 4, 1990
  Macau Basic Law December 20, 1999
  Niue Constitution Act October 19, 1974
  Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Constitution January 1, 1978
  Constitution of Puerto Rico July 25, 1952
  Constitution of Sint Maarten October 10, 2010
  Constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands October 15, 2012

Uncodified constitutionsEdit

An uncodified constitution is one where not all elements are written into law: typically some elements, such as constitutional conventions, are not written into law, although such elements are almost always written down (perhaps across multiple documents and/or publications), although written in documents that are not enforceable in law. Approximate dates have been listed below based on fundamental founding documents on governance of the respective countries.

Constitutions of former countriesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Subordinated to the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
  2. ^ "Basic Statute of the State" (PDF). Royal Decree 101/96. Ministry of Legal Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Oldest Constitutions Still Being Used Today". WorldAtlas. Retrieved 2019-05-13.