Official residence

An official residence is the residence that a head of state or head of government.

International organizations

 United Nations



  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace



  • Kiriri Presidential Palace


  • Unity Palace[1]

 Cape Verde

 Central African Republic

  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace

Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the


  • Villa Vailima

Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the

  • Brazzaville Presidential Palace

 Côte d'Ivoire


  • Presidential Palace


 Equatorial Guinea

  • Government Building




  • Presidential Palace





  • Presidential Palace








  • Presidential Palace







  • Presidential Palace





 São Tomé and Príncipe

  • Presidential Palace



 Sierra Leone


 South Africa


Provincial, former

 South Sudan

  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace


  • Lozitha Palace (King)







North America and Caribbean

 Antigua and Barbuda





 Dominican Republic




 Saint Kitts and Nevis

 Saint Lucia

 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 Trinidad and Tobago



 Costa Rica

  • Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica (President)

 El Salvador


  • Casa Presidencial



None. The President uses own private residence.



  • Casa de la Corregidora (Governor mansion)



 United States

White House, Washington



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.

South America


Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires


  • 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)


Palácio da Alvorada, Brasília


Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago


Casa de Nariño, Bogota





Palacio de Gobierno, Lima










Bangabhaban, Dhaka
Uttara Gonobhaban, Natore



Istana Nurul Iman courtyard


 People's Republic of China

Zhongnanhai, Beijing

Special administrative regions

 Hong Kong

Government House, Hong Kong


Former Portuguese Macau

Former British Colony of Hong Kong

Republic of China Republic of China

Presidential Building, Taipei
Guest House


 East Timor



Union Territories


Istana Merdeka, Jakarta




Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.


Kantei, Tokyo







Beiteddine Palace






 North Korea






  • 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


 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 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 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 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 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.

 Sri Lanka




Grand Palace, Bangkok


 United Arab Emirates



Presidential Palace, Hanoi





Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz.



 Bosnia and Herzegovina

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



Palais Schaumburg



Former royal residences


 Czech Republic

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





Palais de l'Elysée
Hôtel Matignon


Villa Hammerschmidt
Schloss Bellevue



Buda Castle, Budapest


 Republic of Ireland


Palazzo del Quirinale
Villa Doria Pamphili

Former residences




Presidential Palace, Vilnius


Grand Ducal Palace





  • Presidential Palace, Tiraspol



  • Blue Palace (Official Residence of the President)


Royal Palace, Amsterdam


Royal Palace, Oslo


Presidential Palace, Warsaw




Grand Kremlin Palace


Novi dvor (New Court)


Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina


Grassalkovich Palace



Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Madrid

Autonomous communities



The Royal Palace in Stockholm
Drottningholm Palace
Sager Palace

Prime Ministerial



Federal Palace

Official estates of the Swiss Federal Council:


Mariyinsky Palace, Kiev

 United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace, London


Bute House is the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland, in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

 Vatican City

Apostolic Palace, Vatican



State, former



 New Zealand


 Papua New Guinea


 Solomon Islands


Royal Palace, Tonga



Çankaya Mansion



Official Residence Media

Related pages


  1. Cameroon, Unity Palace. "The Presidential Residence". All About the PRC.
  2. Beth Potter. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 218.
  3. Belair National Park - Visiting the Park Archived 2007-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. National Trust of Australia: La Trobe's Cottage
  5. Toorak House Archived 2007-08-31 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Melbourne Buildings: Stonnington
  7. Model of Old Government House: 1837 - ABC Hobart - Australian Broadcasting Corporation