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

International organizations

Africa

  Algeria

  • Presidential Palace

  Angola

  • Presidential Palace

  Benin

  • Presidential Palace

  Botswana

  Burundi

  • Kiriri Presidential Palace

  Cameroon

  • Unity Palace[1]

  Cape Verde

  Central African Republic

  Chad

  • Presidential Palace

  Comoros

  • Presidential Palace

  Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Former

  Congo, Republic of the

  • Brazzaville Presidential Palace

  Côte d'Ivoire

  Djibouti

  • Presidential Palace

  Egypt

  Equatorial Guinea

  • Government Building

  Eritrea

  Ethiopia

  Gabon

  • Presidential Palace

  Gambia

  Ghana

  Guinea

Former

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

  Guinea-Bissau

  • Presidential Palace

  Kenya

  Lesotho

  Liberia

  Libya

  Madagascar

  Malawi

  Mali

  • Presidential Palace

  Mauritania

  Mauritius

  Morocco

  Mozambique

  Namibia

  Niger

  • Presidential Palace

  Nigeria

Federal

State

  Rwanda

  São Tomé and Príncipe

  • Presidential Palace

  Senegal

  Seychelles

  Sierra Leone

  Somalia

  South Africa

Provincial

Provincial, former

  South Sudan

  • Presidential Palace

  Sudan

  • Presidential Palace

  Swaziland

  • Lozitha Palace (King)

  Tanzania

  Togo

  Tunisia

  Uganda

  Zambia

  Zimbabwe

North America and Caribbean

  Antigua and Barbuda

  Bahamas

  Barbados

  Cuba

Former

  Dominica

  Dominican Republic

  Grenada

  Haiti

  Jamaica

  Saint Kitts and Nevis

  Saint Lucia

  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  Trinidad and Tobago

  Belize

Former

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

  Canada

Federal

 
24 Sussex Drive, Official Residence of the Canadian Prime Minister

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

Former

  Honduras

  Mexico

None. The President uses own private residence.

Former

*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

Querétaro

  • Casa de la Corregidora (Governor mansion)

  Nicaragua

  Panama

  United States

 
White House, Washington

State

 
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

Territorial

Local

 
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.

Other

 
Walter Lowrie House, Princeton, New Jersey

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

South America

  Argentina

 
Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires

  Bolivia

  • 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)

  Brazil

 
Palácio da Alvorada, Brasília

Former

State

 
Palácio Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro Governor's residence

  Chile

 
Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago

Former

  Colombia

 
Casa de Nariño, Bogota

  Ecuador

  Guyana

  Paraguay

  Peru

 
Palacio de Gobierno, Lima

  Suriname

  Uruguay

  Venezuela

Asia

  Afghanistan

  Armenia

  Azerbaijan

  Bahrain

  Bangladesh

 
Bangabhaban, Dhaka
 
Uttara Gonobhaban, Natore

  Bhutan

  Brunei

 
Istana Nurul Iman courtyard

  Cambodia

  People's Republic of China

 
Zhongnanhai, Beijing

Former

Office and Residence
Residence

Special administrative regions

  Hong Kong

 
Government House, Hong Kong

  Macau

Former Portuguese Macau

Former British Colony of Hong Kong

  Taiwan

 
Presidential Building, Taipei
Workplace
Residence
Guest House

  Cyprus

  East Timor

  Georgia

  India

Federal

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

State

Union Territories

  Indonesia

 
Istana Merdeka, Jakarta

Provincial

  Iran

Former

  Iraq

  Israel

 
Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.

  Japan

 
Kantei, Tokyo

Former

  Jordan

  Kazakhstan

 
Ak Orda Presidential Palace

  Kuwait

Former

  Kyrgyzstan

  Laos

Former

  Lebanon

 
Beiteddine Palace

Former

  Malaysia

Federal

State

Former

  Maldives

 
Theemuge, Maldives

Former

  Mongolia

  Myanmar

Former

    Nepal

  North Korea

Former

  Oman

  Pakistan

Federal

Provincial

  Philippines

 
Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines

Former

  Palestine

  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

  South Korea

 
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 Lanka

  Syria

Former

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

  Tajikistan

  Thailand

 
Grand Palace, Bangkok

Former

  Turkmenistan

  United Arab Emirates

  Uzbekistan

  Vietnam

 
Presidential Palace, Hanoi

Former

  Yemen

Europe

  Albania

  Austria

 
Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz.

  Belarus

 
Residence of the president of Belarus

  Belgium

  Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

  Bulgaria

Current

Former royal residences

  Croatia

  Czech Republic

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

  Denmark

Former

  Estonia

Former

  Finland

Former

  France

 
Palais de l'Elysée
 
Hôtel Matignon

Former royal residences

Territorial

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

  Germany

 
Villa Hammerschmidt
 
Schloss Bellevue

Current

 
Bundeskanzleramt
 
Palais Schaumburg

Federal

States

Former royal residences

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

 
Sanssouci Palace

Other

 
Mannheim Palace

  Greece

Former

  Hungary

 
Buda Castle, Budapest

Former

  Iceland

  Republic of Ireland

Former

  Italy

 
Palazzo del Quirinale
 
Villa Doria Pamphili

Former residences

  Latvia

  Liechtenstein

  Lithuania

 
Presidential Palace, Vilnius

Former

  Luxembourg

 
Grand Ducal Palace

  Macedonia

  Malta

Former

  • 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)

  Moldova

  Transnistria

  • Presidential Palace, Tiraspol

  Monaco

  Montenegro

  • Blue Palace (Official Residence of the President)

  Netherlands

 
Royal Palace, Amsterdam

  Norway

 
Royal Palace, Oslo

  Poland

 
Presidential Palace, Warsaw

Former

  Portugal

Former

  Romania

  Russia

 
Grand Kremlin Palace

Former

  Serbia

 
Novi dvor (New Court)

Former

  Kosovo

 
Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina

  Slovakia

 
Grassalkovich Palace

  Slovenia

  Spain

 
Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Madrid

Autonomous communities

  Sweden

Royal

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

Prime Ministerial

Gubernatorial

   Switzerland

 
Federal Palace

Official estates of the Swiss Federal Council:

  Ukraine

 
Mariyinsky Palace, Kiev

  United Kingdom

 
Buckingham Palace, London

Former

  Scotland

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

Territorial

   Vatican City

 
Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Former

Oceania

  Australia

Federal

State

 
Government House, Melbourne
State, former

Territorial

  Fiji

  Nauru

  New Zealand

Former

Realm

  Papua New Guinea

  Samoa

Former

  • Villa Vailima

  Solomon Islands

  Tonga

 
Royal Palace, Tonga

  Tuvalu

  Vanuatu

 
Çankaya Mansion

Transcontinental

See also

Footnotes

  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 Archived 2006-10-09 at Archive.today
  4. ^ Prime Minister of Canada: 24 Sussex Drive Archived 2007-08-14 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "National Capital Commission: Harrington Lake". Archived from the original on 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2007-08-16. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ "National Capital Commission: Stornoway". Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2007-08-16. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ "National Capital Commission: The Farm". Archived from the original on 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-08-16. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ "National Capital Commission: 7 Rideau Gate". Archived from the original on 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2007-08-16. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-02-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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. Archived from the original on November 27, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. ^ Governor return to Government House
  23. ^ Belair National Park – Visiting the Park Archived 2007-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ National Trust of Australia: La Trobe's Cottage
  25. ^ Toorak House Archived 2007-08-31 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ Melbourne Buildings: Stonnington
  27. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/01/31/3680215.htm