Official residence

Royal Palace of Madrid, The Official Residence of the King of Spain.
Buckingham Palace, The Official Residence of the Queen of the United Kingdom.
The Blue House, The Official Residence of the President of South Korea.
Tokyo Imperial Palace, The Official Residence of the Emperor of Japan.

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

Africa

Algeria

  • Presidential Palace

Angola

  • Presidential Palace

Benin

  • Presidential Palace

Botswana

Burundi

  • Kiriri Presidential Palace

Cameroon

  • Unity Palace[1]

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

  • Presidential Palace

Comoros

  • Presidential Palace

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Congo, Republic of the

  • Brazzaville Presidential Palace

Côte d'Ivoire

Djibouti

  • Presidential Palace

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

  • Government Building

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

  • Presidential Palace

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

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

Guinea-Bissau

  • Presidential Palace

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

  • Presidential Palace

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

  • Presidential Palace

Nigeria

Rwanda

São Tomé and Príncipe

  • Presidential Palace

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

  • Presidential Palace

Sudan

  • Presidential Palace

Swaziland

  • Lozitha Palace (King)

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Americas

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

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

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
Palácio Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro Governor's residence

Canada

View of 24 Sussex Drive from across the Ottawa River. The building is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada

*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.

Chile

Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago

Colombia

Casa de Nariño, Bogota

Costa Rica

  • Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica (President)

Cuba

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Grenada

Guatemala

  • Casa Presidencial

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

  • Palacio José Cecilio del Valle (President)

Jamaica

Mexico

*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)

Querétaro

  • Casa de la Corregidora (Governor mansion)

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Palacio de Gobierno, Lima

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Whitehall, Port of Spain
Parque Anchorena, Uruguay

Uruguay

Venezuela

United States of America

White House, Washington
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
Ohio Governor's Mansion
Texas Governor's Mansion
Utah Governor's Mansion

Puerto Rico

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

Guam

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.

Walter Lowrie House, Princeton, New Jersey

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

Asia

Afghanistan

Armenia

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Bangabhaban, Dhaka

Bhutan

Brunei

Cambodia

China, People's Republic of

Zhongnanhai, Beijing
Office and Residence
Residence
Government House, Hong Kong

Taiwan (China, Republic of)

Presidential Building, Taipei
Workplace
Residence
Guest House

Cyprus

East Timor

Georgia

India

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

Indonesia

Istana Merdeka, Jakarta

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.

Japan

Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo

Jordan

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

Korea, Democratic Republic of (North Korea)

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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 ("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.
  • 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.
– 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.
  • Daebeobwonjang Gonggwan ("Official Residence of the Chief Justice") (Chief Justice)
– 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.

Kuwait

  • Dasman Palace (Emir, formerly)

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Beiteddine Palace

Malaysia

Maldives

Theemuge, Maldives

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nepal

Oman

Pakistan

Philippines

Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines

Palestine

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

Singapore

Sri Lanka

Syria

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

Tajikistan

Thailand

Grand Palace, Bangkok

Turkmenistan

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Presidential Palace, Hanoi

Yemen

Europe

Albania

Austria

Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz.

Belarus

Residence of the president of Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

  • 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)

Croatia

Czech Republic

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

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

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

France

Palais de l'Elysée
Hôtel Matignon

French Polynesia

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

Germany

Villa Hammerschmidt
Schloss Bellevue
Bundeskanzleramt
Palais Schaumburg

Federal

States

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

Sanssouci Palace

Other

Mannheim Palace

Greece

Hungary

Buda Castle, Budapest

Iceland

Ireland

Áras an Uachtaráin

Italy

Palazzo del Quirinale
Villa Doria Pamphili

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Presidential Palace, Vilnius

Presidential Palace

Luxembourg

Grand Ducal Palace

Malta

  • 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)

Moldova

  • Presidential Palace, Tiraspol

Monaco

Montenegro

  • Blue Palace (Official Residence of the President)

Netherlands

Royal Palace, Amsterdam

North Macedonia

Norway

Royal Palace, Oslo

Poland

Presidential Palace, Warsaw

Portugal

Romania

Serbia

Novi dvor (New Court)

Kosovo

Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina

Slovakia

Grassalkovich Palace

Slovenia

Spain

Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Madrid

Sweden

The Royal Palace in Stockholm
Drottningholm Palace
Sager Palace
Harpsund

Switzerland

Lohn Estate

Official estates of the Swiss Federal Council:

Ukraine

Mariyinsky Palace, Kiev

United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace, London
Bute House is the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland, located in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Vatican City

Apostolic Palace, Vatican

Oceania

Australia

Government House, Melbourne
  • Norfolk Island: Government House (Administrator)
  • Northern Territory: Government House (Administrator)
  • Christmas Island: Government House (Administrator)
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Government House (Administrator)

Fiji

Nauru

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Samoa

  • Villa Vailima

Solomon Islands

Tonga

Royal Palace, Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Transcontinental

Azerbaijan

Kazakhstan

Ak Orda Presidential Palace

Russia

Grand Kremlin Palace

Turkey

Presidential Complex

International organizations

United Nations

See also

Footnotes

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  2. ^ Governor General of Canada: Rideau Hall Archived February 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. 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 Archived January 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Governor General of Canada: La Citadelle Archived 2006-10-09 at Archive.today
  4. ^ Prime Minister of Canada: 24 Sussex Drive Archived 2007-08-14 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "National Capital Commission: Harrington Lake". Archived from the original on 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  6. ^ "National Capital Commission: Stornoway". Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  7. ^ "National Capital Commission: The Farm". Archived from the original on 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  8. ^ "National Capital Commission: 7 Rideau Gate". Archived from the original on 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  9. ^ "Taxpayer Alert! U.S. Government Buys $16M Penthouse at 50 UN Plaza". Real Estate News and Advice | Realtor.com®. 2019-08-22. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  10. ^ Schevitz, Tanya; Wallack, Todd (November 14, 2005). "Free mansions for people of means: UC system spends about US$1 million yearly on upkeep". San Francisco Chronicle. p. A9.
  11. ^ 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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  14. ^ "Campus Guide: Maxwell Place". University of Kentucky. July 22, 2012.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Welcome to Eastcliff". University of Minnesota. Archived from the original on November 27, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  17. ^ "Gov. Christie's office rebuts helicopter story". USA Today. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  18. ^ Bolt, Greg (September 28, 2009). "Top Duck's old roost renovated: McMorran House is more than UO president's home". The Register-Guard. p. A1.
  19. ^ "Historic Campus: The President's House". The College of William & Mary. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  20. ^ "Olin House / Chancellor's Residence". University of Wisconsin – Madison. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  21. ^ "UWM's new chancellor's mansion will help woo donors". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  22. ^ Beth Potter. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 218.
  23. ^ Governor return to Government House
  24. ^ Belair National Park – Visiting the Park Archived 2007-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ National Trust of Australia: La Trobe's Cottage
  26. ^ Toorak House Archived 2007-08-31 at the Wayback Machine
  27. ^ Melbourne Buildings: Stonnington
  28. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/01/31/3680215.htm

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