Presidential palace

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A presidential palace is the official residence of the president in some countries. Some presidential palaces were once the official residences to monarchs in former monarchies that were preserved during those states' transition into republics. Some other presidential palaces were once the official residencies to governors in former colonies or subnational divisions that were preserved during their transition to independent states.[1]

ListEdit

AfricaEdit

UN member states
Country Building Notes Image
Algeria El Mouradia, Algiers
Angola Presidential Palace, Luanda [2]
Benin Palais de la Marina, Cotonou [3]
Botswana State House, Gaborone [4]
Cape Verde Palácio Presidencial, Praia  
Cameroon The Unity Palace, Yaoundé  
Republic of the Congo Palais du Peuple [fr], Brazzaville
Democratic Republic of the Congo Palais de la Nation, Kinshasa [5]  
Côte d'Ivoire Presidential Palace, Abidjan
Presidential Palace, Yamoussoukro
Djibouti Presidential Palace, Djibouti City [6]  
Egypt Abdeen Palace, Cairo  
Heliopolis Palace, Cairo
Koubbeh Palace, Cairo
Montaza Palace, Alexandria
Ras el-Tin Palace, Alexandria
Equatorial Guinea Malabo Government Building, Malabo
Eritrea Asmara President's Office, Asmara  
Ethiopia National Palace, Addis Ababa
Gabon Presidential Palace, Libreville [7]
The Gambia State House of the Gambia, Banjul
Ghana Jubilee House, Accra  
Guinea Presidential Palace, Conakry
Guinea-Bissau Presidential Palace, Bissau [8]  
Kenya State House, Nairobi  
Liberia Executive Mansion, Monrovia [9]
Madagascar Iavoloha Palace, Antananarivo  
Ambohitsorohitra Palace, Antananarivo Ceremonial residence  
Malawi Kamuzu Palace, Lilongwe
Mali Presidential Palace, Bamako [10]
Mauritania Presidential Palace, Nouakchott
Mauritius State House, Reduit
Mozambique Palácio da Ponta Vermelha, Maputo
Namibia State House of Namibia, Windhoek
Nigeria Nigerian Presidential Complex, Abuja
Rwanda Urugwiro, Kigali
São Tomé and Príncipe Presidential Palace, São Tomé [11]  
Senegal Presidential Palace, Dakar [12]
Seychelles State House, Victoria  
Sierra Leone State House, Freetown  
Somalia Villa Somalia, Mogadishu
Somaliland Presidential Palace, Hargeisa  
South Africa Mahlamba Ndlopfu, Pretoria [13]  
King's House, Durban
Genadendal Residence, Cape Town
South Sudan Presidential Palace, Juba [14]
Sudan Presidential Palace, Khartoum  
Tanzania Ikulu, Dar es Salaam  
Togo Palace of the Governors, Lomé
Tunisia Carthage Palace, Tunis  
Uganda State House, Kampala
State House, Entebbe [15]
Zambia State House, Lusaka [16]
Zimbabwe State House, Harare current residence
Zimbabwe House, Harare
Blue Roof, Harare former residence

AmericasEdit

Country Building Notes Image
Argentina Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires Government office  
Quinta de Olivos, Buenos Aires Province Official residence  
Barbados State House, Bridgetown Official residence  
Bolivia Casa Grande del Pueblo, La Paz  
Brazil Palácio da Alvorada, Brasilia Official residence  
Palácio do Planalto, Brasilia Official workplace  
Canada 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa Official

Residence

 
Chile La Moneda Palace, Santiago de Chile Official office  
Palacio Presidencial de Cerro Castillo, Viña del Mar Summer residence  
Colombia Casa(Palacio) de Nariño, Bogotá  
Costa Rica Casa Presidencial, San José [es] [17]  
Cuba Presidential Palace, Havana Has been a museum since 1959  
Palacio de la Revolucion, Havana  
Dominica Government House, Roseau  
Dominican Republic National Palace, Santo Domingo  
Ecuador Carondelet Palace, Quito  
El Salvador Casa Presidencial, San Salvador  
Guatemala National Palace, Guatemala City  
Guyana State House, Georgetown  
Haiti National Palace, Port-au-Prince  
Honduras Presidential Palace, Tegucigalpa [18]
Mexico National Palace, Mexico City Official residence  
Nicaragua Presidential Palace, Managua [19]
House of Peoples, Managua [es]  
Panama Palacio de las Garzas, Panama City  
Paraguay Palacio de los López, Asunción  
Peru Government Palace, Lima  
Suriname Gouvernementsgebouw, Paramaribo  
Trinidad and Tobago President's House, Port of Spain  
United States White House, Washington, D.C. Official residence  
Uruguay Executive Tower, Montevideo Government office  
Residencia de Suárez, Montevideo Official residence  
Venezuela Miraflores Palace, Caracas Government office  
La Casona [es] Official residence  

AsiaEdit

Country Building Notes Image
Afghanistan Arg, Kabul Meeting place of the Cabinet of Afghanistan[20]  
Armenia President's House, Yerevan  
Azerbaijan Presidential Palace, Baku Built in 1970s  
Bangladesh Bangabhaban, Dhaka Built in 1905  
China Zhongnanhai, Beijing Headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party  
Presidential Palace, Guangzhou Destroyed in 1922, rebuilt as Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Presidential Palace, Nanjing Former residence from 1927 to 1949, now a museum  
Cyprus Presidential Palace, Nicosia  
East Timor Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace, Dili  
India Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi Official residence  
Rashtrapati Nilayam, Hyderabad Winter retreat  
Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla Summer retreat  
The Retreat Building, Shimla  
Indonesia Istana Merdeka, Jakarta  
Istana Negara, Jakarta  
Istana Cipanas, Cipanas  
Istana Bogor, Bogor  
Gedung Agung, Yogyakarta  
Istana Tampaksiring, Bali  
Iran Sa'dabad Palace, Tehran; Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran  
Iraq Radwaniyah Palace, Baghdad
Israel Beit HaNassi, Jerusalem  
Kazakhstan Ak Orda Presidential Palace, Nur-Sultan  
North Korea Ryongsong Residence, Pyongyang Current residence
Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Pyongyang Former residence  
South Korea Presidential Residence of South Korea, Seoul Current residence  
Blue House, Seoul Former residence  
Kyrgyzstan White House, Bishkek
Ala Archa State Residence, Bishkek Current residence
Laos Presidential Palace, Vientiane
Lebanon Baabda Palace, Beirut
Maldives Muliaage, Malé Former residence  
Mongolia Government Palace, Ulan Bator Also seat of government
Myanmar Presidential Palace, Naypyidaw Presidential Residence and Office  
Nepal Rastrapati Bhawan, Kathmandu  
Pakistan Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad  
State of Palestine Mukataa  
Philippines Malacañang Palace, Manila Official residence and workplace  
Singapore Istana, Singapore  
Sri Lanka President's House, Colombo
President's Pavilion, Kandy  
Syria Presidential Palace, Damascus
Tishreen Palace, Damascus
Taiwan Presidential Office Building, Taipei  
Tajikistan Palace of Nations, Dushanbe [21]  
Turkey Presidential Compound (Turkey)  
Turkmenistan Oguzkhan Palace, Ashgabat
Uzbekistan Ok Saroy Presidential Palace, Tashkent Former residence[22]  
Durmen Former residence
Kuksaroy Presidential Palace, Tashkent Current residence
United Arab Emirates Qasr Al Watan, Abu Dhabi Seat of government[23]
Vietnam Presidential Palace, Hanoi  
Yemen Presidential Palace, Sanaa

EuropeEdit

Country Building Notes Image
Albania Presidential Palace of Tirana  
Austria Hofburg Palace, Vienna  
Belarus Presidential Palace, Minsk [ru]  
Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency Building, Sarajevo  
Bulgaria Presidential Palace, Sofia  
Croatia Presidential Palace, Zagreb  
Czech Republic Prague Castle, Prague Main residence  
The Lány Chateau, Lány Secondary residence  
Estonia Presidential Palace, Tallinn  
Finland Presidential Palace, Helsinki  
France Élysée Palace, Paris  
Germany Bellevue Palace, Berlin Primary residence  
Villa Hammerschmidt, Bonn Secondary residence  
Georgia Orbeliani Presidential Palace, Tbilisi  
Greece Presidential Mansion, Athens  
Hungary Sándor Palace, Budapest  
Iceland Bessastaðir, Álftanes  
Republic of Ireland Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin  
Italy Quirinal Palace, Rome  
Latvia Riga Castle, Riga  
Lithuania Presidential Palace, Vilnius  
North Macedonia Villa Vodno, Skopje
Malta San Anton Palace, Attard Official residence  
Verdala Palace, Siġġiewi Summer residence  
Moldova Presidential Palace, Chișinău [24]  
Montenegro Blue Palace, Cetinje  
Poland Presidential Palace, Warsaw Official workplace  
Belweder, Warsaw Official residence  
Portugal Belém Palace, Lisbon  
Romania Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest  
Russia Grand Kremlin Palace, Moscow Ceremonial residence  
Kremlin Senate, Moscow Working residence  
Serbia Novi dvor, Belgrade [25]  
Slovakia Grassalkovich Palace, Bratislava Official workplace  
Hohenlohe Hunting Lodge Recreational residence
Slovenia Presidential Palace, Ljubljana Also seat of government  
Switzerland No official presidential residence. Seat of the government in the Federal Palace of Switzerland.
Ukraine Mariinskyi Palace, Kyiv  

OceaniaEdit

Country Building Notes Image
Fiji Government House, Suva [26]  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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