Official residence

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An official residence is the residence at which a nation's head of state, head of government, governor or other senior figure officially resides. It may or may not be the same location where the individual conducts work-related functions, or actually lives.

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International organizations

 United Nations

Africa

 Benin

  • Presidential Palace

 Botswana

 Burkina Faso

Palais Kosyam in Ouagadougou
  • Palais Kosyam

 Burundi

  • Kiriri Presidential Palace

 Cameroon

  • Unity Palace[1]

 Cape Verde

 Central African Republic

  • Presidential Palace

 Chad

  • Presidential Palace

 Comoros

  • Presidential Palace

Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the

  • Kinshasa Presidential Palace Palais de la Nation

Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the

  • Brazzaville Presidential Palace

 Côte d'Ivoire

 Djibouti

  • Presidential Palace

 Egypt

 Equatorial Guinea

 Eritrea

 Ethiopia

 Gabon

  • Presidential Palace

 Gambia

 Ghana

 Guinea

Former

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

 Guinea-Bissau

  • Presidential Palace

 Kenya

 Lesotho

  • Royal Palace (King)

 Liberia

 Libya

 Madagascar

 Malawi

 Mali

  • Presidential Palace

 Mauritania

 Mauritius

 Morocco

 Mozambique

 Namibia

 Niger

  • Presidential Palace

 Nigeria

State

 Rwanda

 São Tomé and Príncipe

  • Presidential Palace

 Senegal

 Seychelles

 Sierra Leone

 Somalia

 South Africa

Provincial

Provincial, former

 Sudan

  • Presidential Palace

 Swaziland

  • Lozitha Palace (King)

 Tanzania

 Togo

 Tunisia

 Uganda

 Zambia

 Zimbabwe

North America and Caribbean

 Antigua and Barbuda

 Bahamas

 Barbados

 Cuba

Former

 Dominica

 Dominican Republic

 Grenada

 Haiti

 Jamaica

 Saint Kitts and Nevis

 Saint Lucia

 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 Trinidad and Tobago

 Belize

Former

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

 Canada

Federal

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.

 Costa Rica

  • Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica (President)

 El Salvador

 Guatemala

  • Casa Presidencial

Former

 Honduras

  • Palacio "José Cecilio del Valle" (President)

 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

  • Presidential Palace

 Panama

 United States

White House, Washington

State

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

Territorial

  •  Puerto Rico
  • La Fortaleza (Governor's Mansion)
  • Playa El Convento (Governor's Beach Retreat)
  • Casa Jájome (Governor's Mountain Retreat)
  • Jardín Botánico (UPR President's Residence)
  • Casa del Rector (UPR Río Piedras Campus Chancellor's Residence)

Local

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

Walter Lowrie House, Princeton, New Jersey

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

South America

 Argentina

Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires

 Bolivia

  • 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)

 Brazil

Palácio da Alvorada, Brasília

Former

State

Palácio Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro Governor's Residence

 Chile

Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago
  • None. The President uses own private residence.
  • Presidential Palace of Cerro Castillo, Viña del Mar (President, retreat)

Former

 Colombia

Casa de Nariño, Bogota

 Ecuador

 Guyana

 Paraguay

 Peru

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Palacio de Gobierno, Lima

 Suriname

 Uruguay

 Venezuela

Asia

 Kazakhstan

File:Ak Orda Presidential Palace.jpg
Ak Orda Presidential Palace

 Kyrgyzstan

  • White House, also Government House or Presidential Palace

 Tajikistan

  • Presidential Palace

 Turkmenistan

Oguzkhan Palace

 Uzbekistan

China People's Republic of China

Zhongnanhai, Beijing

Former

 Hong Kong
Government House, Hong Kong
Former British Colony of Hong Kong
 Macau
Former Portuguese Macau

 Japan

Kantei, Tokyo

Former

North Korea Korea, North

Former

South Korea Korea, South

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.
  • Most ministers of state and heads of administrative regions also have official residences, although they are not listed here.

 Mongolia

  • Presidential Palace

Taiwan Republic of China (Taiwan)

Presidential Building, Taipei
Workplace
Residence
Guest House

Former

Office and Residence
Residence

 Afghanistan

 Bangladesh

 Bhutan

 India

Center

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

State

Union Territories

 Maldives

File:Theemuge.jpg
Theemuge, Maldives

Former

   Nepal

 Pakistan

Federal

Provincial

 Sri Lanka

 Brunei

Istana Nurul Iman courtyard

 Cambodia

 East Timor

 Indonesia

Istana Merdeka, Jakarta

Sultanates

Provincial

Territorial

 Laos

Former

 Malaysia

The Istana Negara is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia

Federal

Former

State

 Philippines

Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines

Former

 Singapore

 Thailand

Grand Palace, Bangkok

Former

 Vietnam

Presidential Palace, Hanoi

Former

 Armenia

  • Presidential Palace, also "President House"
  • Government House (Prime Minister)
  • President's Vacation House, by Lake Sevan (President, retreat)[19]

 Azerbaijan

 Bahrain

 Cyprus

 Georgia

  • Presidential Palace

 Iran

Former

 Iraq

 Israel

Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.

 Jordan

 Kuwait

Former

 Lebanon

Beiteddine Palace

Former

 Oman

 Qatar

  • Emir's Palace (Emir)

 Saudi Arabia

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

 Syria

 Turkey

 United Arab Emirates

 Yemen

Europe

 Albania

 Austria

Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz.

 Belarus

 Belgium

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Presidency Building
  • Konak Residence (visiting foreign dignitaries; also used for state receptions)

 Bulgaria

 Croatia

 Czech Republic

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

 Denmark

Former

 Estonia

Presidential Palace, Tallinn

 Finland

Former

 France

Palais de l'Elysée
Hôtel Matignon

Former royal residences

Territorial


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

 Germany

Villa Hammerschmidt

Current

Bundeskanzleramt
Palais Schaumburg

Federal

States

Former royal residences

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

Sanssouci Palace

Other

Mannheim Palace

 Greece

Former

 Hungary

Buda Castle, Budapest

Former

 Iceland

 Republic of Ireland

Former

  • Dublin Castle (seat of British rule prior to independence in 1922)

 Italy

Palazzo del Quirinale
Villa Doria Pamphili

Former residences

 Kosovo

Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina

 Latvia

 Liechtenstein

 Lithuania

Presidential Palace, Vilinus

Former

 Luxembourg

Grand Ducal Palace

 Republic of Macedonia

  • Villa Vodno (Official Presidential Residence)

 Malta

 Moldova

  • Presidential Palace

 Monaco

 Montenegro

  • Blue Palace (Official Residence of the President)

 Netherlands

Royal Palace, Amsterdam

 Norway

Royal Palace, Oslo

 Poland

Presidential Palace, Warsaw

Former

 Portugal

Former

 Romania

 Russia

Grand Kremlin Palace

Former

 Serbia

Novi dvor (New Court)

Former

 Slovakia

Grassalkovich Palace

 Slovenia

 Spain

Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Madrid

Autonomous communities

 Sweden

Royal

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

Prime Ministerial

Gubernatorial

  Switzerland

Federal Palace

official estates of the Swiss Federal Council:

 Ukraine

Mariyinsky Palace, Kiev

 United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace, London

Former

 Scotland

Territorial

  Vatican City

Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Former

Oceania

 Australia

Federal

State

Government House, Melbourne
State, former

Territorial

 Fiji

 Nauru

 New Zealand

Former

Realm

 Papua New Guinea

 Samoa

  • Government House (Chief)

 Solomon Islands

 Tonga

Royal Palace, Tonga

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 Tuvalu

 Vanuatu

See also

Footnotes

  1. Cameroon, Unity Palace. "The Presidential Residence". All About the PRC. 
  2. Governor General of Canada: Rideau Hall. 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
  3. Governor General of Canada: La Citadelle
  4. Prime Minister of Canada: 24 Sussex Drive
  5. National Capital Commission: Harrington Lake
  6. National Capital Commission: Stornoway
  7. National Capital Commission: The Farm
  8. National Capital Commission: 7 Rideau Gate
  9. Schevitz, Tanya (November 14, 2005). "Free mansions for people of means: UC system spends about US$1 million yearly on upkeep". San Francisco Chronicle. p. A9.  |first2= missing |last2= in Authors list (help)
  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.
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  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. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  16. "Historic Campus: The President's House". The College of William & Mary. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  17. "Olin House / Chancellor's Residence". University of Wisconsin - Madison. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  18. "UWM's new chancellor's mansion will help woo donors". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  19. Beth Potter. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 218. 
  20. Governor return to Government House
  21. Belair National Park - Visiting the Park
  22. National Trust of Australia: La Trobe's Cottage
  23. Toorak House
  24. Melbourne Buildings: Stonnington
  25. http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/01/31/3680215.htm