Official residence

Summary

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 countryEdit

AfghanistanEdit

AlbaniaEdit

AlgeriaEdit

AngolaEdit

  • Presidential Palace

Antigua and BarbudaEdit

ArgentinaEdit

 
Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires

ArmeniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

FederalEdit

StateEdit

 
Government House, Melbourne

TerritorialEdit

Internal territoryEdit
External territoriesEdit
State, formerEdit

AustriaEdit

 
Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz.
 

Former royal residencesEdit

AzerbaijanEdit

BahamasEdit

BahrainEdit

BangladeshEdit

 
Bangabhaban, Dhaka

BarbadosEdit

BelarusEdit

 
Independence Palace, residence of the president of Belarus

BelgiumEdit

BelizeEdit

FormerEdit

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

BeninEdit

  • Presidential Palace

BhutanEdit

BoliviaEdit

  • 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 HerzegovinaEdit

BotswanaEdit

BrazilEdit

 
Palácio da Alvorada, Brasília

FormerEdit

StateEdit

BruneiEdit

BulgariaEdit

 

CurrentEdit

  • The Largo (A complex of government office buildings in Sofia):
  • Boyana Residence (A complex of residential buildings outside Sofia):
    • Home № 1 (National History Museum)
    • Home № 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 residencesEdit

BurundiEdit

  • Kiriri Presidential Palace

CambodiaEdit

 
Royal Palace of Cambodia

CameroonEdit

  • Unity Palace[8]

CanadaEdit

FederalEdit

 
View of 24 Sussex Drive from across the Ottawa River

ProvincialEdit

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 govenror's offices. Alberta also has a Government House, but it is used solely for official entertaining and meetings.

Cape VerdeEdit

Central African RepublicEdit

ChadEdit

  • Presidential Palace

ChileEdit

 
Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago

FormerEdit

ChinaEdit

 
Zhongnanhai, Beijing

FormerEdit

Office and Residence
Residence

Special administrative regionsEdit

Hong KongEdit

 
Government House, Hong Kong

MacauEdit

Former Portuguese MacauEdit

Former British Colony of Hong KongEdit

ColombiaEdit

 
Casa de Nariño, Bogota

ComorosEdit

  • Presidential Palace

Congo, Democratic Republic of theEdit

FormerEdit

Congo, Republic of theEdit

  • Brazzaville Presidential Palace

Costa RicaEdit

  • Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica (President)

Côte d'IvoireEdit

CroatiaEdit

CubaEdit

FormerEdit

CyprusEdit

Czech RepublicEdit

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

DenmarkEdit

 

FormerEdit

DjiboutiEdit

  • Presidential Palace

DominicaEdit

Dominican RepublicEdit

East TimorEdit

EcuadorEdit

EgyptEdit

El SalvadorEdit

Equatorial GuineaEdit

EritreaEdit

EstoniaEdit

FormerEdit

EswatiniEdit

  • Lozitha Palace (King)

EthiopiaEdit

FijiEdit

FinlandEdit

 
The Presidential Palace, the official residence of the president of Finland.

FormerEdit

FranceEdit

 
Élysée Palace
 
Brégançon Fort
 
Hôtel Matignon

Former royal residencesEdit

TerritorialEdit

French Polynesia

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

GabonEdit

  • Presidential Palace

GambiaEdit

GeorgiaEdit

GermanyEdit

 
Villa Hammerschmidt
 
Schloss Bellevue

CurrentEdit

 
Bundeskanzleramt
 
Palais Schaumburg

Federal

States

Former royal residencesEdit

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

 
Sanssouci Palace

Other

 
Mannheim Palace

GhanaEdit

GreeceEdit

FormerEdit

GrenadaEdit

GuatemalaEdit

  • Casa Presidencial

FormerEdit

GuyanaEdit

GuineaEdit

FormerEdit

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

Guinea-BissauEdit

HaitiEdit

FormerEdit

HondurasEdit

HungaryEdit

 
Buda Castle, Budapest

FormerEdit

IcelandEdit

IndiaEdit

UnionEdit

 
The Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

StateEdit

Union territoriesEdit

IndonesiaEdit

 
Istana Merdeka, Jakarta

ProvincialEdit

IranEdit

FormerEdit

IraqEdit

IrelandEdit

 
Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin

FormerEdit

IsraelEdit

 
Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.

ItalyEdit

 
Palazzo del Quirinale
 
Palazzo Chigi

Former residencesEdit

JamaicaEdit

JapanEdit

 
The Tokyo Imperial Palace, the official residence of the emperor of Japan.
 
Kantei, Tokyo

FormerEdit

JordanEdit

  • Raghadan Palace (King)
  • Al Hummar Palace (used for state receptions)
  • Basman Palace (King)
  • Al Qasr al Sagheer (King)

KazakhstanEdit

 
Ak Orda Presidential Palace

KenyaEdit

KosovoEdit

 
Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina

KuwaitEdit

FormerEdit

  • Dasman Palace (Emir, formerly)

KyrgyzstanEdit

LaosEdit

FormerEdit

LatviaEdit

LebanonEdit

 
Beiteddine Palace

FormerEdit

LesothoEdit

LiberiaEdit

LibyaEdit

LiechtensteinEdit

LithuaniaEdit

 
Presidential Palace, Vilnius

Presidential Palace

FormerEdit

LuxembourgEdit

 
Grand Ducal Palace

MadagascarEdit

MalawiEdit

MalaysiaEdit

FederalEdit

StateEdit

FormerEdit

MaldivesEdit

FormerEdit

MaliEdit

  • Presidential Palace

MaltaEdit

FormerEdit

  • 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)

MauritaniaEdit

MauritiusEdit

MexicoEdit

FormerEdit

*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)

StatesEdit

Querétaro

  • Casa de la Corregidora (Governor mansion)

MoldovaEdit

TransnistriaEdit

  • Presidential Palace, Tiraspol

MonacoEdit

MongoliaEdit

MontenegroEdit

  • Blue Palace (Official Residence of the President)

MoroccoEdit

MozambiqueEdit

MyanmarEdit

FormerEdit

NamibiaEdit

NauruEdit

NetherlandsEdit

 
Royal Palace, Amsterdam

NepalEdit

New ZealandEdit

FormerEdit

RealmEdit

NicaraguaEdit

  • Presidential Palace
  • El Carmen Residence (Residence of president Daniel Ortega)
  • Presidential Palace (former)

NigerEdit

  • Presidential Palace

NigeriaEdit

FederalEdit

StateEdit

North KoreaEdit

FormerEdit

North MacedoniaEdit

NorwayEdit

 
Royal Palace, Oslo

OmanEdit

PakistanEdit

FederalEdit

ProvincialEdit

PalestineEdit

PanamaEdit

Papua New GuineaEdit

ParaguayEdit

PeruEdit

 
Palacio de Gobierno, Lima

PhilippinesEdit

 
The Malacañang Palace as viewed from the Pasig River

FormerEdit

PolandEdit

 
Presidential Palace, Warsaw

FormerEdit

PortugalEdit

FormerEdit

QatarEdit

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

 
Grand Kremlin Palace

FormerEdit

RepublicsEdit

 
Kazan Kremlin

KraisEdit

RwandaEdit

Saint Kitts and NevisEdit

Saint LuciaEdit

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEdit

SamoaEdit

FormerEdit

  • Villa Vailima

São Tomé and PríncipeEdit

Saudi ArabiaEdit

  • Palace of Yamamah (King)
  • Riyadh Qasr Malik Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (King)
  • Jeddah Qasr Malik Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (King)
  • Mina Royal Palace
  • Makkah Royal Palace

SenegalEdit

SerbiaEdit

 
Novi dvor (New Court)

FormerEdit

SeychellesEdit

Sierra LeoneEdit

SingaporeEdit

SlovakiaEdit

 
Grassalkovich Palace

SloveniaEdit

Solomon IslandsEdit

SomaliaEdit

South AfricaEdit

ProvincialEdit

Provincial, formerEdit

South KoreaEdit

 
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 SudanEdit

  • Presidential Palace

SpainEdit

 
Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the king of Spain.

Autonomous communitiesEdit

Sri LankaEdit

SudanEdit

  • Presidential Palace

SurinameEdit

SwedenEdit

RoyalEdit

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

Prime MinisterialEdit

GubernatorialEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

 
Lohn Estate

Official estates of the Swiss Federal Council:

SyriaEdit

FormerEdit

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

TaiwanEdit

 
Presidential Building, Taipei
Workplace
Residence
Guest House

TajikistanEdit

TanzaniaEdit

ThailandEdit

 
Grand Palace, Bangkok

FormerEdit

TogoEdit

TongaEdit

Trinidad and TobagoEdit

 
Whitehall, Port of Spain

TunisiaEdit

TurkeyEdit

StateEdit

 
The Presidential Complex, The Official Residence of the President of Turkey.

FormerEdit

TurkmenistanEdit

TuvaluEdit

UgandaEdit

UkraineEdit

 
Mariinskyi Palace, Kyiv

UruguayEdit

 
Parque Anchorena, Uruguay

United Arab EmiratesEdit

United KingdomEdit

 
Buckingham Palace, London

FormerEdit

LocalEdit

ReligiousEdit

TerritorialEdit

United StatesEdit

 
White House, Washington

StateEdit

 
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

TerritorialEdit

Puerto Rico

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

Guam

LocalEdit

 
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.

OtherEdit

 
Walter Lowrie House, Princeton, New Jersey

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

UzbekistanEdit

VanuatuEdit

Vatican CityEdit

 
Apostolic Palace, Vatican

FormerEdit

VenezuelaEdit

VietnamEdit

 
Presidential Palace, Hanoi

FormerEdit

YemenEdit

ZambiaEdit

ZimbabweEdit

International organizationsEdit

United NationsEdit

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

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