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An official residence is the residence at which a nation's head of state, head of government, governor or other senior figure officially resides. It may or may not be the same location where the individual conducts work-related functions or lives.

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International organizationsEdit

AfricaEdit

  AlgeriaEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  AngolaEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  BeninEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  BotswanaEdit

  Burkina FasoEdit

 
Palais Kosyam in Ouagadougou
  • Palais Kosyam

  BurundiEdit

  • Kiriri Presidential Palace

  CameroonEdit

  • Unity Palace[1]

  Cape VerdeEdit

  Central African RepublicEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  ChadEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  ComorosEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  Congo, Democratic Republic of theEdit

  • Kinshasa Presidential Palace Palais de la Nation

  Congo, Republic of theEdit

  • Brazzaville Presidential Palace

  Côte d'IvoireEdit

  DjiboutiEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  EgyptEdit

  Equatorial GuineaEdit

  • Government Building

  EritreaEdit

  EthiopiaEdit

  GabonEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  GambiaEdit

  GhanaEdit

  GuineaEdit

FormerEdit

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

  Guinea-BissauEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  KenyaEdit

  LesothoEdit

  • Royal Palace (King)

  LiberiaEdit

  LibyaEdit

  MadagascarEdit

  MalawiEdit

  MaliEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  MauritaniaEdit

  MauritiusEdit

  MoroccoEdit

  MozambiqueEdit

  NamibiaEdit

  NigerEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  NigeriaEdit

  RwandaEdit

  São Tomé and PríncipeEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  SenegalEdit

  SeychellesEdit

  Sierra LeoneEdit

  SomaliaEdit

  South AfricaEdit

ProvincialEdit

Provincial, formerEdit

  SudanEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  South SudanEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  SwazilandEdit

  • Lozitha Palace (King)

  TanzaniaEdit

  TogoEdit

  TunisiaEdit

  UgandaEdit

  ZambiaEdit

  ZimbabweEdit

North America and CaribbeanEdit

  Antigua and BarbudaEdit

  BahamasEdit

  BarbadosEdit

  CubaEdit

FormerEdit

  DominicaEdit

  Dominican RepublicEdit

  GrenadaEdit

  HaitiEdit

  JamaicaEdit

  Saint Kitts and NevisEdit

  Saint LuciaEdit

  Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEdit

  Trinidad and TobagoEdit

  BelizeEdit

FormerEdit

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

  CanadaEdit

FederalEdit

 
24 Sussex Drive, Official Residence of the Canadian Prime Minister

ProvincialEdit

*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 RicaEdit

  • Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica (President)

  El SalvadorEdit

  GuatemalaEdit

  • Casa Presidencial

FormerEdit

  HondurasEdit

  MexicoEdit

FormerEdit

*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.

StatesEdit

Querétaro

  • Casa de la Corregidora (Governor mansion)

  NicaraguaEdit

  PanamaEdit

  United StatesEdit

 
White House, Washington

StateEdit

 
Alabama Governor's Mansion
 
California Governor's Mansion
 
Colorado Governor's Mansion
 
Hawaiʻi: ʻIolani Palace
 
Indiana Governor's Residence
 
Kansas: Cedar Crest
 
Kentucky Governor's Mansion
 
Maryland: Government House
 
Minnesota Governor's Residence
 
New Jersey: Drumthwacket
 
Ohio Governor's Mansion
 
Texas Governor's Mansion
 
Utah Governor's Mansion

TerritorialEdit

LocalEdit

 
Henry County Sheriff's Residence and Jail

Note that some mayors in cities with an official mayor's residence choose instead to reside at their private residence, using the official residence for official functions only. This has occurred in the 21st century in Detroit and New York City, although as of 2016 the mayors of both cities live in the official residences. In the case of Denver, no mayor has ever lived in the official residence; the city instead makes it available to certain non-profit groups for special functions.

OtherEdit

 
Walter Lowrie House, Princeton, New Jersey

This section is reserved for official residences maintained by private, nongovernmental institutions.

South AmericaEdit

  ArgentinaEdit

 
Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires

  BoliviaEdit

  • Palacio Quemado (President's office)
  • Palace of Calacoto (Official residence of the President)
  • Castillo blanco (Winter residence of the President)
  • Principado de la Glorieta (Summer residence of the President)
  • Villa Albina (Summer residence of the President)
  • Mercado street (Office prime minister)
  • Casa Verde (Official residence of the prime minister)

  BrazilEdit

 
Palácio da Alvorada, Brasília

FormerEdit

StateEdit

 
Palácio Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro Governor's Residence

  ChileEdit

 
Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago

FormerEdit

  ColombiaEdit

 
Casa de Nariño, Bogota

  EcuadorEdit

  GuyanaEdit

  ParaguayEdit

  PeruEdit

 
Palacio de Gobierno, Lima

  SurinameEdit

  UruguayEdit

  VenezuelaEdit

AsiaEdit

  AfghanistanEdit

  ArmeniaEdit

  • Presidential Palace, also "President House"
  • Government House (Prime Minister)
  • President's Vacation House, by Lake Sevan (President, retreat)[21]

  AzerbaijanEdit

  • "Asena" Presidential Palace
  • Residence of Zagulba - is the world's oldest presidential house and full-time residence of president in Baku.
  • Administrational Building
  • Government House is a government building palace various state ministries of Azerbaijan
  • Presidential Mountain Palace - Rest residence in Gabala

  BahrainEdit

  BangladeshEdit

 
Bangabhaban, Dhaka
 
Uttara Gonobhaban, Natore

  BhutanEdit

  BruneiEdit

 
Istana Nurul Iman courtyard

  CambodiaEdit

  People's Republic of ChinaEdit

 
Zhongnanhai, Beijing

FormerEdit

Office and Residence
Residence

Special administrative regionsEdit

  Hong KongEdit

 
Government House, Hong Kong

  MacauEdit

Former Portuguese MacauEdit

Former British Colony of Hong KongEdit

  Republic of ChinaEdit

 
Presidential Building, Taipei
Workplace
Residence
Guest House

  CyprusEdit

  East TimorEdit

  GeorgiaEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  IndiaEdit

FederalEdit

 
Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
 
Arched Gate of the Raj Bhavan, Kolkata

StateEdit

Union TerritoriesEdit

  IndonesiaEdit

 
Istana Merdeka, Jakarta

ProvincialEdit

  IranEdit

FormerEdit

  IraqEdit

  IsraelEdit

 
Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.

  JapanEdit

 
Kantei, Tokyo

FormerEdit

  JordanEdit

  KazakhstanEdit

 
Ak Orda Presidential Palace

  KuwaitEdit

  KyrgyzstanEdit

  • White House, also Government House or Presidential Palace

FormerEdit

  LaosEdit

FormerEdit

  LebanonEdit

 
Beiteddine Palace

FormerEdit

  MalaysiaEdit

 
The Istana Negara is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia

FederalEdit

StateEdit

FormerEdit

  MaldivesEdit

 
Theemuge, Maldives

FormerEdit

  MongoliaEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  MyanmarEdit

FormerEdit

    NepalEdit

  North KoreaEdit

FormerEdit

  OmanEdit

  PakistanEdit

FederalEdit

ProvincialEdit

  PhilippinesEdit

 
Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines

FormerEdit

  PalestineEdit

  QatarEdit

  • Emir's Palace (Emir)

  Saudi ArabiaEdit

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

  SingaporeEdit

  South KoreaEdit

 
Cheong Wa Dae, Seoul
- Cheong Wa Dae is the official presidential office and residence complex for the President of South Korea.
- Its address is "1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea". It is located next to Gyeongbokgung, the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty.
- Cheong Nam Dae used to be one of the two vacation residences for the President of Republic of Korea. It was returned to public in 2003.
- It is located in Cheongwon-gun, North Chungcheong Province.
- Cheong Hae Dae used to be one of the two vacation residences for the President of Republic of Korea. Although the president no longer uses this facility this compound is still under the administration of the Republic of Korea Navy, and thus is not open to public access.
- It is located on one of the islands of Geoje-shi, South Gyeongsang Province.
- This is the official residence for the Prime Minister of Republic of Korea. The Prime Minister, however, does not work here.
- Its address is "111-2 Samcheongdong-gil, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea". It is located close to Cheong Wa Dae.
- This is the official residence for the Speaker of the National Assembly of Republic of Korea. The Speaker, also, does not work here.
- It is located in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, where many foreign missions to Korea are located.
- This is the official residence for the Chief Justice of Republic of Korea. The Chief Justice, also, does not work here.
- It is also located in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
  • Most ministers of state and heads of administrative regions also have official residences, although they are not listed here.

  Sri LankaEdit

  SyriaEdit

  TajikistanEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  ThailandEdit

 
Grand Palace, Bangkok

FormerEdit

  TurkmenistanEdit

  United Arab EmiratesEdit

  UzbekistanEdit

  VietnamEdit

 
Presidential Palace, Hanoi

FormerEdit

  YemenEdit

EuropeEdit

  AlbaniaEdit

  AustriaEdit

 
Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz.

  BelarusEdit

  BelgiumEdit

  Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

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

  BulgariaEdit

  CroatiaEdit

  Czech RepublicEdit

 
Prague Castle is the residence of the President of the Czech Republic

  DenmarkEdit

FormerEdit

  EstoniaEdit

 
Presidential Palace, Tallinn

  FinlandEdit

FormerEdit

  FranceEdit

 
Palais de l'Elysée
 
Hôtel Matignon

Former royal residencesEdit

TerritorialEdit

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

  GermanyEdit

 
Villa Hammerschmidt
 
Schloss Bellevue

CurrentEdit

 
Bundeskanzleramt
 
Palais Schaumburg

Federal

States

Former royal residencesEdit

Brandenburg/Prussia/Imperial/East Germany/Former West Germany

 
Sanssouci Palace

Other

 
Mannheim Palace

  GreeceEdit

FormerEdit

  HungaryEdit

 
Buda Castle, Budapest

FormerEdit

  IcelandEdit

  Republic of IrelandEdit

FormerEdit

  ItalyEdit

 
Palazzo del Quirinale
 
Villa Doria Pamphili

Former residencesEdit

  LatviaEdit

  LiechtensteinEdit

  LithuaniaEdit

 
Presidential Palace, Vilinus

FormerEdit

  LuxembourgEdit

 
Grand Ducal Palace

  MacedoniaEdit

  MaltaEdit

FormerEdit

  • Fort St. Angelo (former residence of the Grand Master, now restored)
  • Grandmaster's Palace (former residence of the Grand Master and the Governor, now housing the Office of the President and a museum)
  • Palazzo Vilhena (former residence of the Grand Master, now a museum)
  • Aħrax Tower (former summer residence of the Governor, now abandoned)
  • Casa Leoni (former residence of the Governor, now housing a government ministry)

  MoldovaEdit

  • Presidential Palace

  TransnistriaEdit

  • Presidential Palace, Tiraspol

  MonacoEdit

  MontenegroEdit

  • Blue Palace (Official Residence of the President)

  NetherlandsEdit

 
Royal Palace, Amsterdam

  NorwayEdit

 
Royal Palace, Oslo

  PolandEdit

 
Presidential Palace, Warsaw

FormerEdit

  PortugalEdit

FormerEdit

  RomaniaEdit

  RussiaEdit

 
Grand Kremlin Palace

FormerEdit

  SerbiaEdit

 
Novi dvor (New Court)

FormerEdit

  KosovoEdit

 
Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina

  SlovakiaEdit

 
Grassalkovich Palace

  SloveniaEdit

  SpainEdit

 
Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Madrid

Autonomous communitiesEdit

  SwedenEdit

RoyalEdit

 
The Royal Palace in Stockholm
 
Drottningholm Palace
 
Sager Palace
 
Harpsund
Former royal residencesEdit

Prime MinisterialEdit

GubernatorialEdit

   SwitzerlandEdit

 
Federal Palace

Official estates of the Swiss Federal Council:

  UkraineEdit

 
Mariyinsky Palace, Kiev

  United KingdomEdit

 
Buckingham Palace, London

FormerEdit

  ScotlandEdit

 
Bute House is the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland, located in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

TerritorialEdit

   Vatican CityEdit

 
Apostolic Palace, Vatican

FormerEdit

OceaniaEdit

  AustraliaEdit

FederalEdit

StateEdit

 
Government House, Melbourne
State, formerEdit

TerritorialEdit

  FijiEdit

  NauruEdit

  New ZealandEdit

FormerEdit

RealmEdit

  Papua New GuineaEdit

  SamoaEdit

FormerEdit

  • Villa Vailima

  Solomon IslandsEdit

  TongaEdit

 
Royal Palace, Tonga

  TuvaluEdit

  VanuatuEdit

 
Çankaya Mansion

TranscontinentalEdit

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Cameroon, Unity Palace. "The Presidential Residence". All About the PRC. 
  2. ^ Governor General of Canada: Rideau Hall Archived February 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Galbraith, William; Canadian Parliamentary Review: Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1939 Royal Visit; Vol. 12, No. 3, 1989. Lanctot, Gustave; Royal Tour of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Canada and the United States of America 1939; E.P. Taylor Foundation; 1964. Aimers, John; Monarchy Canada: The Palace on the Rideau; April 1996 Archived January 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Governor General of Canada: La Citadelle
  4. ^ Prime Minister of Canada: 24 Sussex Drive
  5. ^ National Capital Commission: Harrington Lake
  6. ^ National Capital Commission: Stornoway
  7. ^ National Capital Commission: The Farm
  8. ^ National Capital Commission: 7 Rideau Gate
  9. ^ Schevitz, Tanya; Wallack, Todd (November 14, 2005). "Free mansions for people of means: UC system spends about US$1 million yearly on upkeep". San Francisco Chronicle. p. A9. 
  10. ^ See University of California Policy 2.725, "University-Provided Housing," 1 August 2009, 2, and University of California Business and Finance Bulletin G-45, "Implementing Requirements on Expenses Incurred in Support of Official Responsibilities of the President and Chancellors," 20 May 2008, 2.
  11. ^ http://www.chicagoflame.com/2.9144/the-perks-of-being-a-chancellor-1.1294014
  12. ^ http://www.uillinois.edu/president/history/house.cfm
  13. ^ "Campus Guide: Maxwell Place". University of Kentucky. July 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ Elson, Martha (October 29, 2015). "UofL owns Highlands mansion, but nobody's home". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved October 31, 2015.  The house is not currently used as a full-time residence. Current university president James Ramsey was not required to live in the house upon becoming president in 2002 because he was hired from the university's faculty and already owned a home in the area. During his tenure, he has used the house mainly for fundraisers and other university events, and has used a carriage house on the property for smaller events and as lodging for university guests.
  15. ^ "Welcome to Eastcliff". University of Minnesota. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Gov. Christie's office rebuts helicopter story". USA Today. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  17. ^ Bolt, Greg (September 28, 2009). "Top Duck’s old roost renovated: McMorran House is more than UO president’s home". The Register-Guard. p. A1. 
  18. ^ "Historic Campus: The President's House". The College of William & Mary. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Olin House / Chancellor's Residence". University of Wisconsin - Madison. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  20. ^ "UWM's new chancellor's mansion will help woo donors". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  21. ^ Beth Potter. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 218. 
  22. ^ http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/halimah-yacob-will-continue-to-live-in-yishun-flat
  23. ^ Governor return to Government House
  24. ^ Belair National Park - Visiting the Park
  25. ^ National Trust of Australia: La Trobe's Cottage
  26. ^ Toorak House
  27. ^ Melbourne Buildings: Stonnington
  28. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/01/31/3680215.htm