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

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires

Armenia

The Government House, Yerevan

Australia

Federal

State

Government House, Melbourne

Territorial

Internal territory
External territories
State, former

Austria

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

Former royal residences

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Government House, The Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Bangabhaban, Dhaka

Barbados

Belarus

Independence Palace, residence of the president of Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Former

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Palacio Quemado

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Building of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Palácio da Alvorada, Brasília

Former

State

Palácio Rio Branco, Salvador, Bahia

Brunei

Bulgaria

Euxinograd palace, Bulgaria

Current

Former royal residences

Burundi

Cambodia

Khemarin Palace in Phnom Penh

Cameroon

Canada

See also: Government Houses of Canada

Federal

Rideau Hall in Ottawa
View of 24 Sussex Drive from across the Ottawa River

Provincial

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

Presidential Palace of Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago

Former

China

Zhongnanhai, Beijing

Former

Office and Residence
Residence

Special administrative regions

Hong Kong

Government House, Hong Kong

Macau

Former Portuguese Macau

Former British Colony of Hong Kong

Colombia

Casa de Nariño, Bogotá

Comoros

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Former

Congo, Republic of the

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Palace of the Revolution

Former

Cyprus

Czech Republic

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

Denmark

Amalienborg Palace, Denmark

Former

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Palacio Nacional, Dominican Republic

East Timor

Ecuador

Palacio de Carondelet

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Presidential Palace in Kadriorg, Tallinn.

Former

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

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

Former

France

Élysée Palace
Brégançon Fort
Hôtel Matignon

Former royal residences

Territorial

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Villa Hammerschmidt
Schloss Bellevue

Current

Bundeskanzleramt
Palais Schaumburg

Federal

States

Former royal residences

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

Sanssouci Palace

Other

Mannheim Palace

Ghana

Greece

Former

Grenada

Guatemala

National Palace

Former

Guyana

Guinea

Former

Guinea-Bissau

Presidential Palace, Bissau

Haiti

Former

Honduras

Hungary

Buda Castle, Budapest

Former

Iceland

India

Main article: List of official residences of India

Union

The Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

State

Union territories

Indonesia

Istana Merdeka, Jakarta

Provincial

Iran

Former

Iraq

Ireland

Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin

Former

Israel

Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.

Italy

Palazzo del Quirinale
Palazzo Chigi

Former residences

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

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

Former

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Ak Orda Presidential Palace

Kenya

Kosovo

Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina

Kuwait

Former

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Former

Latvia

Lebanon

Beiteddine Palace

Former

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Presidential Palace, Vilnius

Presidential Palace

Former

Luxembourg

Grand Ducal Palace

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Federal

State

Former

Maldives

Former

Mali

Malta

San Anton Palace, Attard

Former

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

National Palace in Mexico City

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

Moldova

Transnistria

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Former

Namibia

Nauru

Netherlands

Royal Palace, Amsterdam

Former residence

Binnenhof, The Hague
Palace het Loo, Apeldoorn

Nepal

New Zealand

Government House, Wellington

Former

Realm

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Federal

State

North Korea

Main article: North Korean leader's residences

Former

North Macedonia

Norway

Royal Palace, Oslo

Oman

Pakistan

Federal

Provincial

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Palacio de los López

Peru

Palacio de Gobierno, Lima

Philippines

The Malacañang Palace as viewed from the Pasig River

Former

Poland

Presidential Palace, Warsaw

Former

Portugal

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

Former

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Grand Kremlin Palace

Former

Republics

Kazan Kremlin

Krais

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Former

São Tomé and Príncipe

Presidential Palace of São Tomé e Príncipe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Novi dvor (New Court)

Former

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Grassalkovich Palace

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

The Tuynhuys, official residence of the President in Cape Town.
Palace of Justice in Pretoria

Provincial

Groote Schuur, the former Presidential residence in Cape Town

Provincial, former

South Korea

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 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 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.
– 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.

South Sudan

Spain

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

Autonomous communities

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Sweden

Swedish royal family

The Royal Palace in Stockholm
Drottningholm Palace
Sager Palace (Prime Minister of Sweden)
Harpsund
Former royal residences

Prime Ministerial

Gubernatorial

Switzerland

Lohn Estate

Official estates of the Swiss Federal Council:

Syria

Former

Taiwan

Presidential Building, Taipei
Workplace
Residence
Guest House

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Grand Palace, Bangkok

Former

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Whitehall, Port of Spain

Tunisia

Turkey

State

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

Former

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

Mariinskyi Palace, Kyiv

Uruguay

Parque Anchorena, Uruguay

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace, London

See also: List of British royal residences

Former

Scotland
City of London

Religious

Territorial

United States

White House, Washington

See also: List of United States presidential residences and Western White House

State

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

See also: List of governors' mansions in the United States

Territorial

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

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

Walter Lowrie House, Princeton, New Jersey

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

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Former

Venezuela

Miraflores Palace

Vietnam

Presidential Palace, Hanoi

Former

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

International organizations

Caribbean Community

Former

Commonwealth of Nations

United Nations

See also

Footnotes

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