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The official residence of the President of Serbia
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Residence of the president of Belarus
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Kantei , the official residence of the Prime Minister of Japan.

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.

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Africa

Algeria

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Former

Congo, Republic of the

Côte d'Ivoire

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Former

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

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Federal

State

Rwanda

São Tomé and Príncipe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Provincial

Provincial, former

South Sudan

Sudan

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Americas

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

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Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Former

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

Bolivia

Brazil

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Palácio da Alvorada, Brasília

Former

State

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Palácio Rio Branco, Salvador, Bahia
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Palácio Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro Governor's residence

Canada

Federal

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View of 24 Sussex Drive from across the Ottawa River. The building is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada

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.

Chile

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Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago

Former

Colombia

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Casa de Nariño, Bogota

Costa Rica

Cuba

Former

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Grenada

Guatemala

Former

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Mexico

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

Paraguay

Peru

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Palacio de Gobierno, Lima

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

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Parque Anchorena, Uruguay

Uruguay

Venezuela

United States of America

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White House, Washington

State

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

Territorial

Puerto Rico

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

Guam

Local

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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

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Walter Lowrie House, Princeton, New Jersey

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

Asia

Afghanistan

Armenia

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The Government House, Yerevan

Bahrain

Bangladesh

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Bangabhaban, Dhaka

Bhutan

Brunei

Cambodia

China, People's Republic of

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Zhongnanhai, Beijing

Former

Office and Residence
Residence

Special administrative regions

Hong Kong

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Government House, Hong Kong

Macau

Former Portuguese Macau

Former British Colony of Hong Kong

Taiwan (China, Republic of)

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Presidential Building, Taipei
Workplace
Residence
Guest House

Cyprus

East Timor

Georgia

India

Federal

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

State

Union Territories

Indonesia

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Istana Merdeka, Jakarta

Provincial

Iran

Former

Iraq

Israel

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Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.

Japan

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Kantei, Tokyo

Former

Jordan

Korea, Democratic Republic of (North Korea)

Former

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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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.

Kuwait

Former

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Former

Lebanon

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Beiteddine Palace

Former

Malaysia

Federal

State

Former

Maldives

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Theemuge, Maldives

Former

Mongolia

Myanmar

Former

Nepal

Oman

Pakistan

Federal

Provincial

Philippines

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Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines

Former

Palestine

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Sri Lanka

Syria

Former

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

Tajikistan

Thailand

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Grand Palace, Bangkok

Former

Turkmenistan

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

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Presidential Palace, Hanoi

Former

Yemen

Europe

Albania

Austria

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

Belarus

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Residence of the president of Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

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Euxinograd palace, Bulgaria

Current

Former royal residences

Croatia

Czech Republic

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

Denmark

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Amalienborg Palace

Former

Estonia

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Presidential Palace in Kadriorg, Tallinn.

Former

Finland

Former

France

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Palais de l'Elysée
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Hôtel Matignon

Former royal residences

Territorial

French Polynesia

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

Germany

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Villa Hammerschmidt
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Schloss Bellevue

Current

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Bundeskanzleramt
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Palais Schaumburg

Federal

States

Former royal residences

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

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Sanssouci Palace

Other

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Mannheim Palace

Greece

Former

Hungary

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Buda Castle, Budapest

Former

Iceland

Ireland

Former

Italy

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Palazzo del Quirinale
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Villa Doria Pamphili

Former residences

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

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Presidential Palace, Vilnius

Former

Luxembourg

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Grand Ducal Palace

Malta

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San Anton Palace, Attard

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

Netherlands

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Royal Palace, Amsterdam

North Macedonia

Norway

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Royal Palace, Oslo

Poland

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Presidential Palace, Warsaw

Former

Portugal

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

Former

Romania

Serbia

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Novi dvor (New Court)

Former

Kosovo

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Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina

Slovakia

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Grassalkovich Palace

Slovenia

Spain

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Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Madrid

Autonomous communities

Sweden

Royal

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

Prime Ministerial

Gubernatorial

Switzerland

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Lohn Estate

Official estates of the Swiss Federal Council:

Ukraine

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Mariyinsky Palace, Kiev

United Kingdom

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Buckingham Palace, London

Former

Scotland

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

Local

Territorial

Vatican City

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Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Former

Oceania

Australia

Federal

State

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Government House, Melbourne
State, former

Territorial

Fiji

Nauru

New Zealand

Former

Realm

Papua New Guinea

Samoa

Former

  • Villa Vailima

Solomon Islands

Tonga

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Royal Palace, Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Transcontinental

Azerbaijan

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Government House, Baku

Kazakhstan

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Ak Orda Presidential Palace

Russia

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Grand Kremlin Palace

Former

Turkey

State

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Presidential Complex
The working office of the President Erdogan, located in the Presidential Complex. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin (2017-09-28) (02).jpg
The working office of the President Erdogan, located in the Presidential Complex.

International organizations

United Nations

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.
  6. "National Capital Commission: Stornoway". Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  7. "National Capital Commission: The Farm". Archived from the original on 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  8. "National Capital Commission: 7 Rideau Gate". Archived from the original on 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  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.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.
  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

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