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.
Kiriri Presidential Palace
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Brazzaville Presidential Palace
Belle Vue (demolished; former summer residence of the President)
São Tomé and Príncipe
Antigua and Barbuda
Government House (Governor-General, formerly; kept for official government functions, state guest house for visiting foreign dignitaries, and as House of Culture Museum)
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)
*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.
Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago
Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica (President)
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 de la Corregidora (Governor mansion)
Palacio de Gobierno,
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Alabama Governor's Mansion
California Governor's Mansion
Colorado Governor's Mansion
Indiana Governor's Residence
Kentucky Governor's Mansion
Minnesota Governor's Residence
La Fortaleza (Governor's Mansion) Playa El Convento (Governor's Beach Retreat)
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.
China (People's Republic of China)
Office and Residence
Special administrative regions
Government House, Hong Kong
Former Portuguese Macau
Former British Colony of Hong Kong
: Andhra Pradesh Raj Bhavan, Andhra Pradesh ( Governor)
: Arunachal Pradesh Raj Bhavan, Itanagar ( Governor)
: Assam Raj Bhavan, Guwahati ( Governor)
: Bihar Raj Bhavan, Patna ( Governor)
: Chhattisgarh Raj Bhavan, Raipur ( Governor)
: Goa Raj Bhavan, Panaji ( Governor)
: Gujarat Raj Bhavan, Gandhinagar ( Governor)
: Haryana Raj Bhavan, Haryana ( Governor)
: Himachal Pradesh Raj Bhavan, Shimla ( Governor)
: Jharkhand Raj Bhavan, Ranchi ( Governor)
: Karnataka Raj Bhavan, Bangalore ( Governor) Anugraha ( Chief Minister)
: Kerala Raj Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram ( Governor) Cliff House ( Chief minister)
: Madhya Pradesh Raj Bhavan, Bhopal ( Governor) Raj Bhavan, Pachmarhi (Governor, summer residence)
: Maharashtra Raj Bhavan, Mumbai ( Governor) Raj Bhavan, Nagpur (Governor, winter residence) Raj Bhavan, Pune (Governor, monsoon residence) Raj Bhavan, Mahabaleshwar (Governor, summer residence) Varsha bungalow ( Chief minister)
: Manipur Raj Bhavan, Imphal ( Governor)
: Meghalaya Raj Bhavan, Shillong ( Governor)
: Mizoram Raj Bhavan, Aizawl ( Governor)
: Nagaland Raj Bhavan, Kohima ( Governor)
: Odisha Raj Bhavan, Bhubaneswar ( Governor) Raj Bhavan, Puri (Governor, summer residence)
: Punjab Raj Bhavan, Punjab ( Governor)
: Rajasthan Raj Bhavan, Jaipur ( Governor)
: Sikkim Raj Bhavan, Gangtok ( Governor)
: Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan, Chennai ( Governor) Raj Bhavan, Ooty (Governor, summer residence)
: Telangana Raj Bhavan, Hyderabad ( Governor) Pragathi Bhavan ( Chief Minister)
: Tripura Raj Bhavan, Agartala ( Governor)
: Uttar Pradesh Raj Bhavan, Lucknow ( Governor)
: Uttarakhand Raj Bhavan, Dehradun ( Governor) Raj Bhavan, Nainital (Governor, summer residence) : West Bengal Raj Bhavan, Kolkata ( Governor) Raj Bhavan, Darjeeling (Governor, summer residence)
Istana Negara, Jakarta ( President)
Istana Merdeka, Jakarta (President) Rumah Dinas Wakil Presiden, Jakarta (
Istana Bogor, Bogor, West Java (President, retreat)
Istana Cipanas, Cipanas, West Java (President, retreat)
Istana Tampaksiring, Bali (President) Gedung Agung, Yogyakarta (President)
Tokyo Imperial Palace,
Kyoto Imperial Palace, also known as Ky?to Imperial Palace (Emperor, until 1869; kept as museum)
Osaka Castle, also known as one of Japan's most famous landmarks (residence of Kampaku Toyotomi Hideyoshi, now kept as Osaka Castle Park)
Edo Castle, ( Tokugawa shogunate, 1603-1867; demolished, now part of Imperial Palace Gardens) Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, also known as Prince Asaka Residence (Prime Minister, 1947 and 48-50, now open to the public as museum)
Korea, Democratic Republic of (North Korea)
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
- 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.
Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite ( de facto official residence of First Philippine Republic and Republic of Biak-na-Bato)
Palacio del Gobernador, Intramuros, Manila (residence of Governor-General of the Philippines)
Malolos Cathedral, Malolos, Bulacan (official residence of First Philippine Republic)
Malacañang ti Amianan, Paoay, Ilocos Norte (former residence of the late Ferdinand Marcos; now a memorial museum) Leyte Provincial Capitol, seat of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
Riyadh Qasr Malik Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (
King) Jeddah Qasr Malik Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (
King) Mina Royal Palace
Makkah Royal Palace
Mustapha Pasha al-Abed's Palace (President)
Nazim Pashas's Palace (President)
Taiwan (Republic of China)
United Arab Emirates
Presidential Palace, Hanoi
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Largo (A complex of government office buildings in Sofia):
Boyana Residence (A complex of residential buildings outside Sofia):
Euxinograd (former royal residence outside Varna; currently used by the President and Prime Minister)
Former royal residences
is the residence of the President of the Czech Republic
Former royal residences
Presidence (President of French Polynesia)
Haut Commissariat (High Commissioner of French Polynesia)
Stuttgart, State of Baden-Württemberg
Bayerische Staatskanzlei, Munich, Free State of Bavaria
Rotes Rathaus, Berlin, City State of Berlin Staatskanzlei Brandenburg,
Potsdam, State of Brandenburg
Haus der Bürgerschaft, Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Hamburg Rathaus, Hamburg, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Grand Hotel Rose,
Wiesbaden, State of Hesse Staatskanzlei Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,
Schwerin, State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Niedersächsische Staatskanzlei,
Hanover, State of Lower Saxony
Stadttor, Düsseldorf, State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Neues Zeughaus, Mainz, State of Rhineland-Palatinate Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes,
Saarbrücken, State of Saarland Sächsische Staatskanzlei,
Dresden, Free State of Saxony Palais am Fürstenwall,
Magdeburg, State of Saxony-Anhalt Staatskanzlei Schleswig-Holstein,
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein Kurmainzische Statthalterei, Erfurt, Free State of Thuringia
Former royal residences
/ Brandenburg / Prussia Imperial/ / East Germany
Former West Germany
Stadtschloss, Potsdam (now Landtag of Brandenburg seat)
Babelsberg Palace, Potsdam
New Palace, Potsdam
Berlin Palace, Berlin
Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin
Reich Chancellery (office of the Chancellor of Germany)
Friedrichsruh Manor, ( Otto von Bismarck's residence in Herzogtum Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, near Hamburg)
Varzin Manor, ( Otto von Bismarck's residence in Farther Pomerania)
Führerbunker, ( Adolf Hitler's Berlin residence)
Berghof, ( Adolf Hitler's Berchtesgaden residence)
Kehlsteinhaus ( Adolf Hitler's Berchtesgaden residence)
Wolf's Lair ( Adolf Hitler's first Eastern Front military headquarters in World War II)
Schoenhausen Palace, Berlin East German President (1949-1960)
Majakowskiring, Berlin East German Leadership compound (to 1960),
Waldsiedlung, East German Leadership compound (1960-1990), North of Berlin near Wandlitz, Brandenburg
Bundeskanzleramt, Bonn, (Office of Chancellor of Germany, 1976-1999), today used for seat of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Kanzlerbungalow, Bonn, Private residence of the Chancellor of Germany and his family 1964-1999
Presidential Palace, Vilnius
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)
A?rax Tower (former summer residence of the Governor, now abandoned) Casa Leoni (former residence of the Governor, now housing a government ministry)
Presidential Palace, Tiraspol
Blue Palace (Official Residence of the President)
Presidential Palace, Warsaw
Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in
Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Madrid
Former royal residences
estates of the Swiss Federal Council:
Buckingham Palace, London
Buckingham Palace (official London residence of the monarch, the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex)
Windsor Castle (official country residence of the monarch)
Palace of Holyroodhouse (official residence of the sovereign in Scotland)
Hillsborough Castle (official residence of the monarch in Northern Ireland when in the region, otherwise, the official residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland)
Clarence House (official London residence of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall)
Kensington Palace (London residence of the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)
St James's Palace (seat of the Royal Court and senior Palace of the Sovereign, London residence of the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence, Princess Alexandra, and Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi)
Bagshot Park (official country residence of the Earl & Countess of Wessex)
10 Downing Street (London residence of the Prime Minister, in their capacity as First Lord of the Treasury)
11 Downing Street (official residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in their capacity as Second Lord of the Treasury)
12 Downing Street (official residence of the Government Chief Whip but currently houses the Offices of the Prime Minister)
Chequers (Country residence of the Prime Minister) Carlton Gardens,
St. James's (No. 1 is the official residence of the Foreign Secretary and No. 2 houses the Privy Council Office)
Admiralty House (three ministerial flats for use by Ministers of the Crown)
Chevening House (country residence of a Minister of the Crown nominated by the Prime Minister, which is by custom given to the Foreign Secretary)
Dorneywood (country residence of a Minister of the Crown nominated by the Prime Minister, which is by custom given to the Chancellor of the Exchequer)
Palace of Westminster (grand state apartments for the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, Speaker of the House of Commons, and the Lord Chancellor) Bute House (Official Edinburgh residence of the First Minister of Scotland)
Bridewell Palace ( King, formerly; demolished)
Carlton House, London ( Prince, formerly; demolished)
Cumberland House ( Prince, formerly; demolished)
Edinburgh Castle ( King, formerly; kept as barracks and vault)
Eltham Palace ( King, formerly; Great Hall kept as museum)
Falkland Palace ( King, formerly; kept as museum)
Hampton Court Palace ( King, formerly; kept as museum)
Kew Palace ( Queen, formerly; kept as museum)
Linlithgow Palace ( King, formerly; damaged in fire, kept as ruins)
Marlborough House ( Queen, formerly; kept for headquarters for Commonwealth Secretariat)
Nonsuch Palace ( King, formerly; demolished)
Palace of Placentia ( King, formerly; demolished)
Queen's House ( Queen, formerly; kept as museum)
Richmond Palace ( King, formerly; demolished)
Tower of London ( King, formerly; kept as museum, barracks and vault)
Palace of Westminster ( King, formerly; kept as annex to the Houses of Parliament) Palace of Whitehall ( King; destroyed in fire)
Apostolic Palace, Vatican
Lateran Palace (Pope, formerly; currently houses in part the Vicariate of Rome and the Pontifical Museum of Christian Antiquities)
Palace of the Popes in Viterbo (Pope, formerly; part of the Museo del Colle del Duomo)
Papal Palace, Orvieto (Pope, formerly; houses the Museo Opera del Duomo]])
Papal Palace, Perugia (Pope, formerly; destroyed by fire in 1534)
Palace of the Popes in Anagni (Pope, formerly; part of the Museo bonifaciano e del Lazio meridionale
Palais des Papes, Avignon (Pope, formerly; houses a convention centre and the archives of the département of Vaucluse).
Castel Sant'Angelo (Pope, formerly; kept as Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo) Palace of Castel Gandolfo (Pope, formerly; currently a museum)
Government House, Melbourne
New South Wales Old Government House ( Governor country residence at Parramatta (1790-1855) formerly) Hillview, ( Governor summer residence at Sutton Forest (1882-1958), formerly) Cranbrook, Bellevue Hill, ( Governor residence 1901-1917, formerly)
Queensland Adelaide House, ( Governor residence (1859-1862) formerly; now The Deanery of St. John's Anglican Cathedral Old Government House ( Governor residence (1862-1909) formerly; kept as headquarters of the National Trust of Australia)
South Australia Old Government House ( Governor summer residence (1860-1880), formerly)  Marble Hill ( Governor summer residence (1880-1955), formerly; destroyed in the Black Sunday Bushfire of 1955)
Victoria La Trobe's Cottage ( Lieutenant Governor, residence (1840-1854) formerly; kept as museum)  Toorak House ( Governor residence (1854-1874), formerly; currently being used as a church)  Bishopscourt ( Governor residence (1874-1876), formerly) Stonnington Mansion ( Governor residence (1901-1931) formerly; currently being restored as private home)  Tasmania Old Government House ( Governor's residence (1807-1857, demolished 1858) 
Papua New Guinea
Ak Orda Presidential Palace
Alexander Palace ( Tsar, formerly; kept as museum)
Anichkov Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as Pioneers Palace)
Catherine Palace (Tsar, summer retreat, formerly; kept as museum)
Nicholas Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as commercial offices)
Oraniembaum (Tsar, formerly; kept as museum)
Pavlovsk (Tsar, formerly; kept as museum)
Peterhof Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as museum)
Pella Palace (Tsar, summer retreat, formerly; demolished)
Summer Palace (Tsar, summer retreat, formerly; demolished)
Tauride Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as offices for Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States)
Vladimir Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as Academics' House)
Winter Palace (Tsar, winter retreat, formerly; kept as museum)
Yelagin Palace (Tsar, summer retreat, formerly; kept as museum)
Kuntsevo Dacha (Summer residence of Joseph Stalin) Stalin's Dacha in
Sochi (Summer residence of Joseph Stalin) Kuntsevo Dacha (Summer residence of Joseph Stalin)
: Adygea Building of the Administration of the Republic Of Adygea, Maykop ( Head)
: Bashkortostan Republic House ( Head)
: Buryatia 54 Ulitsa Lenina, Ulan-Ude ( Head)
: Chechnya Residence of the Head of the Chechen Republic, Grozny ( Head)
: Chuvashia Government House, Cheboksary ( Head)
: Dagestan White House, Makhachkala ( Head)
: Ingushetia 14 Prospekt I. Zyazikova, Magas ( Head)
: Karachay-Cherkessia Government House, Cherkessk ( Head)
: Republic of Karelia 19 Prospekt Lenina, Petrozavodsk ( Head)
: Khakassia Residence of the Head of the Republic of Khakassia, Abakan ( Head)
: Komi Republic 9 Ulitsa Kommunisticheskaya, Syktyvkar ( Head)
: Mordovia Dom Respubliki, Saransk ( Head)
: Sakha 11 Ulitsa Kirova, Yakutsk ( Head)
: Tatarstan Kazan Kremlin ( President) : Udmurtia Palace of the Head of the Udmurt Republic, Izhevsk ( Head)
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