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A presidential palace is the official residence of the president in some countries. However, some countries do not call the official residence of their head of state a palace or use the building only as a workplace separate from the president's actual home. Some presidential palaces were once the official residences to monarchs in former monarchies that were preserved during those states' transition into republics. The Cumhurbaşkanlığı Sarayı in the Turkey is the world's largest Presidential Palace, four times that of Versailles.[1]

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AfricaEdit

Country Building Notes Image
  Algeria El Mouradia, Algiers
  Angola Presidential Palace, Luanda [2]
  Benin Palais de la Marina, Cotonou [3]
  Botswana Presidential Palace, Gaborone [4]
  Cape Verde Palácio Presidencial, Praia  
  Cameroon The Unity Palace, Yaoundé  
  Republic of the Congo Palais du Peuple, Brazzaville [5]
  Democratic Republic of the Congo Palais de la Nation, Kinshasa [6]  
  Côte d'Ivoire Presidential Palace, Abidjan
Presidential Palace, Yamoussoukro
  Djibouti Presidential Palace, Djibouti City [7]
  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 [8]
  Gambia State House of the Gambia, Banjul
  Ghana Jubilee House, Accra  
  Guinea Presidential Palace, Conakry
  Guinea-Bissau Presidential Palace, Bissau [9]
  Kenya State House, Nairobi  
  Liberia Executive Mansion, Monrovia [10]
  Madagascar Iavoloha Palace, Antananarivo  
Ambohitsorohitra Palace, Antananarivo Ceremonial residence  
  Malawi Kamuzu Palace, Lilongwe
  Mali Presidential Palace, Bamako [11]
  Mauritania Presidential Palace, Nouakchott
  Mauritius State House (Mauritius), 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 [12]  
  Senegal Presidential Palace, Dakar [13]
  Seychelles State House, Victoria  
  Sierra Leone State House, Freetown  
  Somalia Villa Somalia, Mogadishu
  South Africa Mahlamba Ndlopfu, Pretoria  
  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 Presidential Palace, Harare

AmericasEdit

Country Building Notes Image
  Argentina Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires Government Office  
Quinta de Olivos, Buenos Aires Province Official Residence  
  Bolivia Casa Grande del Pueblo, La Paz  
  Brazil Palácio da Alvorada, Brasilia Official residence  
Palácio do Planalto, Brasilia Official workplace  
  Chile La Moneda Palace, Santiago de Chile Official office  
Palacio Presidencial de Cerro Castillo, Viña del Mar Summer residence  
  Colombia Casa de Nariño, Bogotá  
  Costa Rica Casa Presidencial, San José [17]  
  Cuba Presidential Palace (former), Havana Has been a museum since 1959  
Palacio de la Revolucion
  Dominica Government House, Roseau  
  Dominican Republic National Palace in 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 Los Pinos Official residence
National Palace Official office  
  Nicaragua Presidential Palace, Managua [19]
  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.  
  Uruguay Executive Tower, Montevideo Government Office  
Residencia de Suárez, Montevideo Official Residence  
  Venezuela Miraflores Palace, Caracas Government Office  
La Casona Official Residence  

AsiaEdit

Country Building Notes Image
  Afghanistan Arg, Kabul  
  Armenia President's House, Yerevan
  Azerbaijan Presidential Palace, Baku Built in 1970s  
  Bangladesh Bangabhaban, Dhaka  
  People's Republic of China Zhongnanhai, Beijing Government office  
  Cyprus Presidential Palace, Nicosia
  East Timor Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace, Dili
  India Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi  
  Indonesia Istana Merdeka, Jakarta  
Istana Negara, Jakarta
Istana Cipanas, Bogor  
Istana Bogor, Bogor  
Gedung Agung, Yogyakarta  
Istana Tampaksiring, Bali  
  Iran Sa'dabad Palace, Tehran  
  Iraq Radwaniyah Palace, Baghdad
  Israel Beit HaNassi, Jerusalem  
  Kazakhstan Ak Orda Presidential Palace, Nur-Sultan  
  South Korea Blue House, Seoul  
  North Korea Ryongsong Residence, Pyongyang Current residence
Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Pyongyang Former residence  
  Kyrgyzstan White House, Bishkek Former Residence  
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
    Nepal Rastrapati Bhawan, Kathmandu  
  Pakistan Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad  
  Philippines Malacañang Palace, Manila Presidential Residence and Office  
  Singapore Istana, Singapore  
  Sri Lanka President's House, Colombo
  Syria Presidential Palace, Damascus
Tishreen Palace, Damascus
  Republic of China Presidential Office Building, Taipei  
Presidential Palace, Guangzhou 1921–1922; destroyed by mortar fire on 16 June 1922, now Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Presidential Palace, Nanjing 1927–1949; now Nanjing's China Modern History Museum
  Tajikistan Palace of Nations, Dushanbe [20]  
  Turkey Presidential Palace, Ankara  
  Turkmenistan Oguzkhan Palace, Ashgabat
  Uzbekistan Ok Saroy Presidential Palace, Tashkent[21] Former Residence  
Durmen Former residence
Kuksaroy Presidential Palace, Tashkent Current residence
  United Arab Emirates Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi [22]
  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  
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency Building, Sarajevo  
  Bulgaria Presidential Palace, Sofia [23]  
  Croatia Presidential Palace, Zagreb  
  Czech Republic Prague Castle, Prague  
  Estonia Presidential Palace, Tallinn  
  Finland Presidential Palace, Helsinki  
  France Élysée Palace, Paris  
  Germany Bellevue Palace, Berlin  
  Georgia Presidential Palace, Tbilisi  
  Greece Presidential Mansion, Athens  
  Hungary Sándor Palace, Buda  
  Iceland Bessastaðir, Álftanes  
  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, Chișinau [24]  
  Montenegro Blue Palace, Cetinje  
  Poland Presidential Palace, Warsaw Official workplace  
Belweder Palace, Warsaw Official residence  
  Portugal Belém Palace, Lisbon  
  Romania Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest  
  Russia Grand Kremlin Palace, Moscow Kremlin Ceremonial residence  
Kremlin Senate,
Moscow Kremlin
Working residence  
  Serbia Novi Dvor, Belgrade [25]  
  Slovakia Grassalkovich Palace, Bratislava  
  Slovenia Presidential Palace, Ljubljana Also seat of government  
   Switzerland No official presidential residence. Seat of the government in the Federal Palace of Switzerland.
  Turkey Presidential Palace, Ankara  
  Ukraine Mariyinsky Palace, Kyiv  

OceaniaEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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