An official residence is the residence of a head of state, head of government, governor, religious leader, leaders of international organizations, or other senior figure. It may be the same place where they conduct their work-related functions.

List of official residences, by country edit

Afghanistan edit

Albania edit

Algeria edit

Angola edit

  • Presidential Palace

Antigua and Barbuda edit

Argentina edit

Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires

Armenia edit

The Government House, Yerevan

Australia edit

Federal edit

State edit

Government House, Melbourne

Territorial edit

Internal territory edit
External territories edit
State, former edit

Austria edit

Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz.
Ballhausplatz Nr. 2

Former royal residences edit

Azerbaijan edit

Bahamas edit

Government House, The Bahamas

Bahrain edit

Bangladesh edit

Bangabhaban, Dhaka

Barbados edit

Belarus edit

Independence Palace, residence of the president of Belarus

Belgium edit

Belize edit

Former edit

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

Benin edit

  • Presidential Palace

Bhutan edit

Bolivia edit

Palacio Quemado
  • 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)

Bosnia and Herzegovina edit

Building of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana edit

Brazil edit

Palácio da Alvorada, Brasília

Former edit

State edit

Palácio Rio Branco, Salvador, Bahia

Brunei edit

Bulgaria edit

Euxinograd palace, Bulgaria

Current edit

  • The Largo (A complex of government office buildings in Sofia):
  • Boyana Residence (A complex of residential buildings outside Sofia):
    • Home № 1 (National History Museum)
    • Home № 2 (Residences of the members of the Cabinet)
    • Villa Kalina (The home of the President)
  • Euxinograd (former royal residence outside Varna; currently used by the President and Prime Minister)

Former royal residences edit

Burundi edit

  • Kiriri Presidential Palace

Cambodia edit

Khemarin Palace in Phnom Penh

Cameroon edit

  • Unity Palace[8]

Canada edit

Federal edit

Rideau Hall in Ottawa
View of 24 Sussex Drive from across the Ottawa River

Provincial edit

The provinces of 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. There is a Government House in Regina, Saskatchewan, though it does not serve as a residence, containing only the lieutenant governor's offices. Alberta also has a Government House, but it is used solely for official entertaining and meetings.

Cape Verde edit

Presidential Palace of Cape Verde

Central African Republic edit

Chad edit

  • Presidential Palace

Chile edit

Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago

Former edit

China edit

Zhongnanhai, Beijing

Former edit

Office and Residence

Special administrative regions edit

Hong Kong edit

Government House, Hong Kong

Macau edit

Former Portuguese Macau edit

Former British Colony of Hong Kong edit

Colombia edit

Casa de Nariño, Bogota

Comoros edit

  • Presidential Palace

Congo, Democratic Republic of the edit

Former edit

Congo, Republic of the edit

  • Brazzaville Presidential Palace

Costa Rica edit

  • Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica (President)

Croatia edit

Cuba edit

Palace of the Revolution

Former edit

Cyprus edit

Czech Republic edit

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

Denmark edit

Amalienborg Palace, Denmark

Former edit

Djibouti edit

  • Presidential Palace

Dominica edit

Dominican Republic edit

Palacio Nacional, Dominican Republic

East Timor edit

Ecuador edit

Palacio de Carondelet

Egypt edit

El Salvador edit

Equatorial Guinea edit

Eritrea edit

Estonia edit

Presidential Palace in Kadriorg, Tallinn.

Former edit

Eswatini edit

  • Lozitha Palace (King)

Ethiopia edit

Fiji edit

Finland edit

The Presidential Palace, the official residence of the president of Finland.

Former edit

France edit

Élysée Palace
Brégançon Fort
Hôtel Matignon

Former royal residences edit

Territorial edit

French Polynesia

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

Gabon edit

  • Presidential Palace

Gambia edit

Georgia edit

Germany edit

Villa Hammerschmidt
Schloss Bellevue

Current edit

Palais Schaumburg



Former royal residences edit

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

Sanssouci Palace


Mannheim Palace

Ghana edit

Greece edit

Former edit

Grenada edit

Guatemala edit

National Palace
  • Casa Presidencial

Former edit

Guyana edit

Guinea edit

Former edit

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

Guinea-Bissau edit

Presidential Palace, Bissau

Haiti edit

Former edit

Honduras edit

Hungary edit

Buda Castle, Budapest

Former edit

Iceland edit

India edit

Union edit

The Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

State edit

Union territories edit

Indonesia edit

Istana Merdeka, Jakarta

Provincial edit

Iran edit

Former edit

Iraq edit

Ireland edit

Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin

Former edit

Israel edit

Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.

Italy edit

Palazzo del Quirinale
Palazzo Chigi

Former residences edit

Ivory Coast edit

Jamaica edit

Japan edit

The Tokyo Imperial Palace, the official residence of the emperor of Japan.
Kantei, Tokyo

Former edit

Jordan edit

  • Raghadan Palace (King)
  • Al Hummar Palace (used for state receptions)
  • Basman Palace (King)
  • Al Qasr al Sagheer (King)

Kazakhstan edit

Ak Orda Presidential Palace

Kenya edit

Kosovo edit

Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina

Kuwait edit

Former edit

  • Dasman Palace (Emir, formerly)

Kyrgyzstan edit

Laos edit

Former edit

Latvia edit

Lebanon edit

Beiteddine Palace

Former edit

Lesotho edit

Liberia edit

Libya edit

Liechtenstein edit

Lithuania edit

Presidential Palace, Vilnius

Presidential Palace

Former edit

Luxembourg edit

Grand Ducal Palace

Madagascar edit

Malawi edit

Malaysia edit

Federal edit

State edit

Former edit

Maldives edit

Former edit

Mali edit

  • Presidential Palace

Malta edit

San Anton Palace, Attard

Former edit

  • 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)

Mauritania edit

Mauritius edit

Mexico edit

National Palace in Mexico City

Former edit

*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.

  • Casa Borda, Cuernavaca (Emperor's summer residence, formerly; kept as a cultural centre)

States edit


  • Casa de la Corregidora (Governor mansion)

Moldova edit

Transnistria edit

  • Presidential Palace, Tiraspol

Monaco edit

Mongolia edit

Montenegro edit

  • Blue Palace (Official Residence of the President)

Morocco edit

Mozambique edit

Myanmar edit

Former edit

Namibia edit

Nauru edit

Netherlands edit

Royal Palace, Amsterdam

Former residence

Binnenhof, The Hague
Palace het Loo, Apeldoorn

Nepal edit

New Zealand edit

Government House, Wellington

Former edit

Realm edit

Nicaragua edit

Niger edit

  • Presidential Palace

Nigeria edit

Federal edit

State edit

North Korea edit

Former edit

North Macedonia edit

Norway edit

Royal Palace, Oslo

Oman edit

Pakistan edit

Federal edit

Provincial edit

Palestine edit

Panama edit

Papua New Guinea edit

Paraguay edit

Palacio de los López

Peru edit

Palacio de Gobierno, Lima

Philippines edit

The Malacañang Palace as viewed from the Pasig River

Former edit

Poland edit

Presidential Palace, Warsaw

Former edit

Portugal edit

Belém National Palace, Lisbon.
Queluz National Palace, Queluz.

Former edit

Qatar edit

Romania edit

Russia edit

Grand Kremlin Palace

Former edit

Republics edit

Kazan Kremlin

Krais edit

Rwanda edit

Saint Kitts and Nevis edit

Saint Lucia edit

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines edit

Samoa edit

Former edit

  • Villa Vailima

São Tomé and Príncipe edit

Presidential Palace of São Tomé e Príncipe

Saudi Arabia edit

Senegal edit

Serbia edit

Novi dvor (New Court)

Former edit

Seychelles edit

Sierra Leone edit

Singapore edit

Slovakia edit

Grassalkovich Palace

Slovenia edit

Solomon Islands edit

Somalia edit

South Africa edit

The Tuynhuys, official residence of the President in Cape Town.
Genadendal (Westbrooke) Residence, also another residence of the President in Cape Town. It is built on the Groote Schuur Estate
Palace of Justice in Pretoria

Provincial edit

Groote Schuur, the former Presidential residence in Cape Town

Provincial, former edit

South Korea edit

Cheong Wa Dae, Seoul
– Cheong Wa Dae was the official presidential office and residence complex for the President of South Korea before Yoon Suk-yeol.
– It is located next to Gyeongbokgung, the main palace during the Joseon dynasty.
  • Cheong Nam Dae ("Cheong Wa Dae in the South") (President; no longer used)
– 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 ("Cheong Wa Dae on the Seashore") (President; no longer used)
– 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 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 the Supreme Court of Korea. The Chief Justice, also, does not work here.
– It is also located in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
– This is the official residence for the President of the Constitutional Court of Korea. The President of the Court, also, does not work here.
– It is located close to Cheong Wa Dae.
  • Chongri Gonggwan ("Official Residence of the Prime Minister") (Prime Minister)
– This is the official residence for the Prime Minister of Republic of Korea. The Prime Minister, however, does not work here.
– It is located close to Cheong Wa Dae.
  • Most ministers of state and heads of administrative regions also have official residences, although they are not listed here.

South Sudan edit

  • Presidential Palace

Spain edit

Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the king of Spain.

Autonomous communities edit

Sri Lanka edit

Sudan edit

Suriname edit

Sweden edit

Swedish royal family edit

The Royal Palace in Stockholm
Drottningholm Palace
Sager Palace (Prime Minister of Sweden)
Former royal residences edit

Prime Ministerial edit

Gubernatorial edit

Switzerland edit

Lohn Estate

Official estates of the Swiss Federal Council:

Syria edit

Former edit

  • Mustapha Pasha al-Abed's Palace (President)
  • Nazim Pashas's Palace (President)

Taiwan edit

Presidential Building, Taipei
Guest House

Tajikistan edit

Tanzania edit

Thailand edit

Grand Palace, Bangkok

Former edit

Togo edit

Tonga edit

Trinidad and Tobago edit

Whitehall, Port of Spain

Tunisia edit

Turkey edit

State edit

The Presidential Complex, The Official Residence of the President of Turkey.

Former edit

Turkmenistan edit

Tuvalu edit

Uganda edit

Ukraine edit

Mariinskyi Palace, Kyiv

Uruguay edit

Parque Anchorena, Uruguay

United Arab Emirates edit

United Kingdom edit

Buckingham Palace, London

Former edit

Scotland edit
City of London edit

Religious edit

Territorial edit

United States edit

White House, Washington

State edit

Alabama Governor's Mansion
California Governor's Mansion
Colorado Governor's Mansion
Hawaiʻi: ʻIolani Palace
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

Territorial edit

Puerto Rico

  • La Fortaleza (Governor's Mansion)
  • Playa El Convento (Governor's Beach Retreat)


Local edit

Henry County Sheriff's Residence and Jail

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.

Other edit

Walter Lowrie House, Princeton, New Jersey

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

Uzbekistan edit

Vanuatu edit

Vatican City edit

Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Former edit

Venezuela edit

Miraflores Palace

Vietnam edit

Presidential Palace, Hanoi

Former edit

Yemen edit

Zambia edit

Zimbabwe edit

International organizations edit

Caribbean Community edit

Former edit

Commonwealth of Nations edit

United Nations edit

See also edit

Footnotes edit

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