Official residence

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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 No. 1 (National History Museum)
    • Home No. 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
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, Bogotá

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]

Bundeskanzleramt
Palais Schaumburg

Federal

States

Former royal residences[edit]

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

Sanssouci Palace

Other

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]

Querétaro

  • 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.
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)
Harpsund
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
Workplace
Residence
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]

La Fortaleza in Old San Juan is the oldest executive residence in continuous use in the New World, the Americas

La Fortaleza (Governor's Mansion)

Playa El Convento (Governor's Beach Retreat)

Government House (Governor)

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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