Government House is the name of many of the official residences of governors-general, governors and lieutenant-governors in the Commonwealth and British Overseas Territories. The name is also used in some other countries.

Government Houses in the Commonwealth of Nations

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

Main article: Government Houses of Australia

The Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bermuda

The British Virgin Islands

Canada

Main article: Government Houses of Canada

The Cayman Islands

Government House, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman is the official residence of the Governor of the Cayman Islands.

Dominica

Government House, Roseau is the official residence of the President of Dominica.

The Falkland Islands

Government House, Stanley is the residence of the Governor of the Falkland Islands. It was the scene of a battle with Argentine troops during the 1982 invasion.

Fiji

Government House, Suva is located on Victoria Parade, Suva. It is the home of the President of Fiji and was built in 1928 to replace the original building – the residence of the colonial governor – which burnt to the ground after being struck by lightning in 1921.

The Gambia

Government House is the former name of State House, the official residence of the President of the Gambia.

Gilbert and Ellice Islands

The Presidential residence, former Government House, Bairiki.

A Government House of Gilbert and Ellice Islands was created in South Tarawa on 1 January 1972. It became the Presidential Residency of Kiribati on 12 July 1979.

Guyana

Hong Kong

Government House, Hong Kong is located on Government Hill in the Central, Hong Kong of Hong Kong Island and the official residence of the Chief executive of Hong Kong.

India

Rashtrapati Bhavan was originally Government House, New Delhi. It was built as a residence for the Viceroy of India. From 1947 until 1950, it was the residence of the Governor-General of India. Since 1950, the President of India has lived in this building.

Raj Bhavan, Kolkata was the Viceroy's residence until capital of India shifted from Calcutta to New Delhi in 1911, when the Governor of Bengal moved in.

The Isle of Man

Government House, Governor's Road, Onchan is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer, His Majesty's representative on the Island.

Jamaica

King's House, Jamaica, is also known as Government House.

Jersey

The public are invited to Government House in Jersey for the annual Queen's Birthday reception

Government House, St Saviour is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (currently Lieutenant-General Sir Andrew Ridgway). It is also the official residence of the Duke of Normandy (currently King Charles III) as head of state when staying in Jersey.

Kenya

Government House is the former name of State House, which is the official residence of the President and First Lady of Kenya.

Mauritius

Le Réduit, the official residence of the former Governors and Governors-General of Mauritius, was also known as Government House from 1810 until 1992. Since then, it has been called State House and is the official residence of the President of Mauritius.

Montserrat

New Zealand

Government House, Wellington is the primary residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand. There is a second house in Auckland, Government House, Auckland.

Official Link: Governor-General of New Zealand

Nigeria

Government House, Port Harcourt is the official residence of the Governor of Rivers State.

Pakistan

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Sierra Leone

Government House is the former name of State House, the official residence of the President of Sierra Leone.

Singapore

South Africa

Main article: Government Houses of South Africa

Trinidad and Tobago

Government Houses outside the Commonwealth of Nations

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Government House, Baku

Bahrain

Belarus

Hong Kong

Jerusalem

Moldova

Thailand

Ukraine

United States

Some gubernatorial residences in the United States of America are also named Government House:

Zimbabwe

See also

References

  1. ^ "ADMINISTRATION » Presidential Palace". Official web-site of President of Azerbaijan Republic. Retrieved 20 September 2018.