Nations of the World

Nation, capital, resident, chief of state, legislative body/bodies

Afghanistan:  Kabul, Afghan, President, Transitional
Albania:  Tirana, Albanian, President of the Republic, People’s Assembly
Algeria:  Algiers, Algerian, President, Parliament (National People’s Assembly)
American Samoa:  Pago Pago, American Samoan, President of United States of America, Legislative Assembly or Fono (House of Representatives and Senate)
Andorra:  Andorra la Vella, Andorran, French Co-Prince and Spanish Co-Prince, General Council of the Valleys
Angola:  Luanda, Angolan, President, National Assembly
Anguilla:  The Valley, Anguillan, Queen, House of Assembly
Antigua and Barbuda:  St. John’s, Antiguan/Barbudan, Queen/Governor General, Parliament (House of Representatives, Senate)
Argentina:  Buenos Aires, Argentine, President, National Congress or Congresso Nacional (Senate, Chamber of Deputies)
Armenia:  Yerevan, Armenian, President, National Assembly (Parliament)
Aruba:  Oranjestad, Aruban, Queen/ Governor General, Legislature
Australia:  Canberra, Australian, Queen/Governor General, Federal Parliament (Senate, House of Representatives)
Austria:  Vienna, Austrian, President, Federal Assembly or Bundesversammlung (Federal Council or Bundesrat, National Council or Nationalrat)
Azerbaijan:  Baku (Baki), Azerbaijani, President, National Assembly
Bahamas:  Nassau, Bahamian, Queen/Governor General, Parliament (Senate, House of Assembly)
Bahrain:  Manama, Bahraini, King, Parliament (Shura Council, House of Deputies)
Bangladesh:  Dhaka, Bangladeshi, President, National Parliament or Jatiya Sangsad
Barbados:  Bridgetown, Barbadian or Bajan, Queen/Governor General, Parliament (Senate, House of Assembly)
Belarus:  Minsk, Belarusian, President, Parliament or Natsionalnoye Sobraine (Council of the Republic or Soviet Respubliki, Chamber of Representatives or Palata Pretsaviteley)
Belgium:  Brussels, Belgian, King, Parliament (Senate, Chamber of Deputies)
Belize:  Belmopan, Belizean, Queen/Governor General, National Assembly (Senate, House of Representatives)
Benin:  Porto-Novo, Beninese, President, National Assembly
Bermuda:  Hamilton, Bermudian, Queen/Governor, Parliament (Senate, House of Assembly)
Bhutan:  Thimphu, Bhutanese, King, National Assembly or Tshogdu
Bolivia:  La Paz (seat of government)/Sucre(legal capital and seat of judiciary), Bolivian, President, National Congress (Chamber of Senators, Chamber of Deputies)
Bosnia and Herzegovina:  Sarajevo, Bosnian, Chairman of the Presidency, Parliamentary Assembly (National House of Representatives, House of Peoples)
Botswana:  Gaborone, Motswana (singular)/Botswana (plural), President, Parliament (House of Chiefs, National Assembly)
Brazil:  Brasilia, Brazilian, President, National Congress or Congresso Nacional (Federal Senate or Senado Federal, Chamber of Deputies or Camara dos Deputados)
Brunei:  Bandar Seri Begawan, Bruneian, Sultan and Prime Minister, Legislative Council
Bulgaria:  Sofia, Bulgarian, President, National Assembly
Burkina Faso:  Ouagadougou, Burkinabe, President, National Assembly
Burma:  Rangoon, Burmese, Prime Minister and Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, People’s Assembly
Burundi:  Bujumbura, Burundian, President, National Assembly
Cambodia:  Phnom Penh, Cambodian, King, National Assembly and Senate
Cameroon:  Yaoundé, Cameroonian, President, National Assembly
Canada:  Ottawa, Canadian/Canadien/Canuck (French Canadian), Queen/Governor General, Parliament or Parlement (Senate or Senat, House of Commons or Chambre des Communes)
Cape Verde:  Praia, Cape Verdean, President, National Assembly
Cayman Islands:  George Town, Caymanian, Queen/Governor, Legislative Assembly
Central African Republic:  Bangui, Central African, President, National Assembly
Chad:  N’Djamena, Chadian, President, National Assembly and Senate
Chile:  Santiago, Chilean, President, National Congress or Congreso Nacional and Senate or Senado
China:  Beijing, Chinese, President, National People’s Congress or Quanguo Renmin Daibiao Dahui
Christmas Island:  The Settlement, Christmas Islander, Queen/Australian Governor General, Christams Island Shire Council
Colombia:  Bogotá, Colombian, President, Congress or Congreso (Senate or Senado and House of Representatives or Camara de Representantes)
Comoros:  Moroni, Comoran, President, Senate and Federal Assembly
Congo, Democratic Republic of:  Kinshasa, Congolese, President, Transitional Constituent Assembly
Congo, Republic of :  Brazzaville, Congolese, President, Parliament (Senate and National Assembly)
Cook Islands:  Avarua, Cook Islander, Queen/New Zealand High Commissioner, Parliament
Costa Rica:  San José, Costa Rican, President, Legislative Assembly
Croatia:  Zagreb, Croat or Croatian, President, Assembly or Sabor
Cuba:  Havanna, Cuban, President, National Assembly of the People’s Power or Asemblea Nacional del Poder Popular
Cyprus:  Nicosia, Cypriot, President, Greek Cypriot area: House of Representative; Turkish Cypriot area: Assembly of the Rebublic
Czech Rebublic:  Prague, Czech, President, Parliament (Senate, Chamber of Deputies)
Denmark:  Copenhagen, Dane, Queen, Parliament or Folketing
Djibouti:  Djibouti, Djiboutian, President, Chamber of Deputies
Dominica:  Roseau, Dominican, President, House of Assembly
Dominican Republic:  Santo Domingo, Dominican, President, National Congress (Senate, Chamber of Deputies)
East Timor:  Dili, Timorese, President, National Parliament
Ecuador:  Quito, Ecuadorian, President, National Congress
Egypt:  Cairo, Egyptian, President, People’s Assembly or Majlis al-Sha’b and Advisory Council or Majlis al-Shura
El Salvador:  San Salvador, Salvadoran, President, Legislative Assembly or Asamblea Legislativa
Equatorial Guinea:  Malabo, Equatorial Guinean or Equatoguinean, President, House of People’s Representatives
Eritrea:  Asmara, Eritrean, President, National Assembly
Estonia:  Tallinn, Estonian, President, Parliament
Ethiopia:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopian, President, Parliament (House of Federation or upper chamber, House of People’s Representatives or lower chamber)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas):  Stanley, Falkland Islander, Queen, Legislative Council
Faroe Islands:  T�rshavn, Faroese, Queen/High Commissioner, Faroese Parliament or Logting
Fiji:  Suva, Fijian, President, Parliament (Senate, House of Representatives)
Finland:  Helsinki, Finn, President, Parliament or Eduskunta
France:  Paris, Frenchman or Frenchwoman, President, Parliament or Parlement (Senate or Senat, National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale)
French Guinea:  Cayenne, French Guianese, President, General Council and Regional Council
French Polynesia:  Papeete, French Polynesian, President/High Commissioner of the Republic, Territorial Assembly
Gabon:  Libreville, Gabonese, President, Senate and National Assembly
Gambia, The:  Banjul, Gambian, President, National Assembly
Georgia:  T’bilisi, Georgian, President, Supreme Council
Germany:  Berlin, German, President, Parliament or Parlament (Federal Assembly or Bundestag, Federal Council or Bundesrat
Ghana:  Accra, Ghanaian, President, Parliament
Greece:  Athens, Greek, President, Parliament or Vouli ton Ellinon
Greenland:  Nuuk (Gothab), Greenlander, Queen/High Commissioner, Parliament or Landstinget
Grenada:  St. George’s, Grenadian, Queen/Governor General, Parliament (Senate, House of Representatives)
Guadeloupe:  Basse-Terre, Guadeloupian, President/Prefect, General Council and Regional Council
Guam:  Hag�t�a (Agana), Guamanian, President, Legislature
Guatemala:  Guatemala, Guatemalan, President, Congress of the Republic
Guernsey:  St. Peter Port, Channel Islander, Queen, Assembly of the States
Guinea:  Conakry, Guinean, President, People’s National Assembly
Guinea-Bissau:  Bissau, Guinean, President, National People’s Assembly
Guyana:  Georgetown, Guyanese, President, National Assembly
Haiti:  Port-au-Prince, Haitian, President, National Assembly (Senate, Chamber of Deputies)
Honduras:  Tegucigalpa, Honduran, President, National Congress
Hong Kong:  n/a, Chinese, President, Legislative Council or LEGCO
Hungary:  Budapest, Hungarian, Chief of State, National Assembly or Orszaggyules
Iceland:  Reykjavik, Icelander, President, Parliament or Althing
India:  New Delhi, Indian, President, Parliament or Sansad (Council of States or Rajya Sabha, People’s Assembly or Lok Sabha)
Indonesia:  Jakarta, Indonesian, President, House of Representatives or Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR)
Iran:  Teheran, Iranian, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Islamic Consultative Assembly or Majles-e-Shura-ye-Eslami
Iraq:  Baghdad, Iraqi, Transitional, Transitional
Ireland:  Dublin, Irishman or Irishwoman or Irish, President, Parliament or Oireachtas (Senate or Seanad Eireann, House of Representatives or Dail Eireann)
Israel:  Jerusalem, Israeli, President, Knesset or Parliament
Italy:  Rome, Italian, President, Parliament or Parlamento (Senate or Senato della Repubblica, Chamber of Deputies or Camera dei Deputati)
Jamaica:  Kingston, Jamaican, Queen/Governor General, Parliament (Senate, House of Representatives)
Japan:  Tokyo, Japanese, Emperor, Diet or Kokkai (House of Councillors or Sangi-in, House of Representatives or Shugi-in)
Jersey:  Saint Helier, Channel Islander, Queen, Assembly of the States
Jordan:  Amman, Jordanian, King, National Assembly or Majlis al- �Umma (Senate or House of Notables or Majlis al-Aayan, House of Representatives or House of Deputies or Majlis al-Nuwaab)
Kazakhstan:  Astana, Kazakhstani, President, Parliament ( Senate, Majilis)
Kenya:  Nairobi, Kenyan, President, National Assembly
Kiribati:  Tarawa, I-Kiribati, President, House of Parliament
Kuwait:  Kuwait, Kuwaiti, Amir, National Assembly
Kyrgystan:  Bishkek, Kyrgystani, President, Supreme Council (Assembly of People’s Representatives, Legislative Assembly)
Laos:  Vientiane, Lao or Laotian, President, National Assembly
Latvia:  Riga, Latvian, President, Parliament
Lebanon:  Beirut, Lebanese, President, National Assembly
Lesotho:  Maseru, Masotho (singular)/Basotho (plural), King, Parliament (Senate, Assembly)
Liberia:  Monrovia, Liberian, President, National Assembly (Senate, House of Representatives)
Libya:  Tripoli, Libyan, Revolutionary Leader, General Peoples’ Congress
Liechtenstein:  Vaduz, Liechtensteiner, Prince, Parliament or Landtag
Lithuania:  Vilnius, , Lithuanian, President, Parliament or Seimas
Luxembourg:  Luxembourg, Luxembourger, Grand Duke, Chamber of Deputies or Chambre des Deputes
Macau:  n/a, Chinese, President, Legislative Council
Macedonia:  Skopje, Macedonian, President, Assembly or Sobranje
Madagascar:  Antananarivo, Malagasy, President, National Assembly
Malawi:  Lilongwe, Malawian, President, National Assembly
Malaysia:  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian, Paramount Ruler, Parliament or Parlimen (Senate or Dewan Negara, House of Representatives or Dewan Rakyat)
Maldives:  Male, Maldivian, President, People’s Council or Majlis
Mali:  Bamako, Malian, President, National Assembly
Malta:  Valletta, Maltese, President, House of Representatives
Marshall Islands, Majuro, Marshallese, Preisdent, Parliament or Nitijela
Martinique:  Fort-de-France, Martiniquais, President, General Council and Regional Assembly
Mauritania:  Nouakchott, Mauritanian, President, Senate and National Assembly
Mauritius:  Port Louis, Mauritian, President, National Assembly
Mayotte:  Mamoutzou, Mahorais, President, General Council
Mexico:  Mexico City, Mexican, President, National Congress or Congreso de la Union (Senate or Camara de Senadores, Federal Chamber of Deputies or Camara Federal de Diputados)
Micronesia, Federated States of:  Palikir, Micronesian, President, Congress
Moldova:  Chisinau, Moldovan, President, Parliament
Monaco:  Monaco, Monacan or Monegasque, Prince, National Council
Mongolia:  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian, President, State Great Hural
Montserrat:  Plymouth (abandoned), Montserratian, Queen/Governor, Legislative Council
Morocco:  Rabat, Moroccan, King, Parliament (Chamber of Counselors (upper house), Chamber of Representatives (lower house))
Mozambique:  Maputo, Mozambican, President, Assembly or the Republic
Namibia:  Windhoek, Namibian, President, National Council and National Assembly
Nauru:  No official capital but government offices in Yaren District, Nauruan, President, Parliament
Nepal:  Kathmandu, Nepalese, King, Parliament (National Council, House of Representatives)
Netherlands:  Amsterdam, Dutchman or Dutchwoman, Queen, States General (First Chamber, Second Chamber)
Netherlands Antilles:  Willemstad, Dutch Antillean, Queen/Governor, States
New Caledonia:  Noumea, New Caledonian, President/High Commissioner, Territorial Congress
New Zealand:  Wellington, New Zealander, Queen/Governor General, House of Representatives or Parliament
Nicaragua:  Managua, Nicaraguan, President, National Assembly
Niger:  Niamey, Nigerien, President, National Assembly
Nigeria:  Abuja, Nigerian, President, National Assembly (Senate, House of Representatives)
Niue:  Alofi, Niuean, Queen/High Commissioner, Legislative Assembly
North Korea:  P’yongyang, Korean, Chief of State, Supreme People’s Assembly or Ch’oego Inmin Hoeui
Norfolk Island:  Kingston, Norfolk Islander, Queen, Legislative Assembly
Norway:  Oslo, Norwegian, King, Parliament or Storting
Oman:  Muscat, Omani, Sultan and Prime Minister, Majlis Oman (Majlis al-Dawla (upper chamber), Majlis al-Shura (lower chamber))
Pakistan:  Islamabad, Pakistani, President, Parliament or Majlis-e-Shoora (Senate, National Assembly)
Palau:  Koror, Palauan, President, Parliament (Senate, House of Delegates)
Panama:  Panama, Panamanian, President, Legislative Assembly
Papua New Guinea:  Port Moresby, Papua New Guinean, Queen/Governor General, National Parliament or House of Assembly
Paraguay:  Asuncion, Paraguayan, President, Congress (Chamber of Senators, Chamber of Deputies)
Peru:  Lima, Peruvian, President, Congress of the Republic of Peru or Congresso de la Republica del Peru
Phillippines:  Manila, Filipino, President, Congress or Kongreso (Senate or Senado, House of Representatives or Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan)
Poland:  Warsaw, Pole, President, National Assembly or Zgromadzenie Narodowe (Sejm, Senate or Senat)
Portugal:  Lisbon, Portuguese, President, Assembly of the Republic or Assembleia da Republica
Puerto Rico:  San Juan, Puerto Rican, President, Legislative Assembly (Senate, House of Representatives)
Qatar:  Doha, Qatari, Amir, Advisory Council or Majlis al-Shura
Reunion:  Saint-Denis, Reunionese, President/Prefect, General Council and Regional Council
Romania:  Bucharest, Romanian, President, Parliament or Parlament (Senate or Senat, Chamber or Deputies or Adunarea Deputatilor
Russia:  Moscow, Russian, President, Federal Assembly or Federalnoye Sobraniye (Federation Council or Sovet Federatsii, State Duma or Gosudarstvennaya Duma)
Rwanda:  Kigali, Rwandan, President, Transitional National Assembly
Saint Helena:  Jamestown, Saint Helenian, Queen, Legislative Council
Saint Kitts and Nevis:  Basseterre, Kittitian and Nevisian, Queen/Governor General, National Assembly
Saint Lucia:  Castries, St. Lucian, Queen/Governor General, Parliament (Senate, House of Assembly)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:  Kingstown, Saint Vincentian or Vincentian, Queen/Governor General, House of Assembly
Samoa:  Apia, Samoan, Chief, Legislative Assembly or Fono
San Marino:  San Marino, Sammarinese, Co-Chief of States, Grand and General Council
Sao Tome and Principe:  Sao Tome, Sao Tomean, President, National Assembly
Saudi Arabia:  Riyadh, Saudi, King and Prime Minister, consultative council
Senegal:  Dakar, Senegalese, President, National Assembly
Serbia and Montenegro:  Belgrade, Serb and Montenegrin, President, Parliament
Seychelles:  Victoria, Setchellois, President, National Assembly
Sierra Leone:  Freetown, Sierra Leonean, President, Parliament
Singapore:  Singapore, Singaporean, President, Parliament
Slovakia:  Bratislava, Slovak, President, National Council of the Slovak Republic
Slovenia:  Ljubljana, Slovene, President, National Assembly
Solomon Islands:  Honiara, Solomon Islander, Queen/Governor General, National Parliament
Somalia:  Mogadishu, Somali, President, People’s Assembly
South Africa:  Pretoria/Cape Town (legislative center)/Bloemfontein (judicial center), South African, President, Parliament (National Assembly, National Council of Provinces)
South Korea:  Seoul, Korean, President, National Assembly or Kukhoe
Spain:  Madrid, Spaniard, King, General Courts or National Assembly or Las Cortes Generales (Senate or Senado, Congress of Deputies or Congreso de los Diputados)
Sri Lanka:  Colombo, Sri Lankan, President, Parliament
Sudan:  Khartoum, Sudanese, President, National Assembly
Swaziland:  Mbabane/Lobamba (royal and legislative capital), Swazi, King, Parliament (Senate, House of Assembly)
Sweden:  Stockholm, Swede, King, Parliament or Riksdag
Switzerland:  Bern, Swiss, President, Federal Assembly/ Bundesversammlung (German)/Assemblee Federale (French)/Assemblea Federale (Italian), Council of States/Standerat (German)/Conseil des Etats (French)/Consiglio degli Stati (Italian) and National Council/Nationrat (German)/Conseil National (French)/Consiglio Nazionale (Italian)
Syria:  Damascus, Syrian, President, People’s Council or Majlis al-shaab
Taiwan:  Taipei, Chinese, President, Legislative Yuan
Tajikistan:  Dushanbe, Tajikistani, President, Supreme Assembly (Assembly of Representative (lower chamber), National Assembly (upper chamber))
Tanzania:  Dar es Salaam (Dodoma: Legislative offices and planned new capital), Tanzanian, President, National Assembly
Thailand:  Bangkok, Thai, King, National Assembly or Rathasapha (Senate or Wuthisapha, House of Representatives or Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon)
Togo:  Lomé�, Togolese, President, National Assembly
Tonga:  Nuku’alofa, Tongan, King, Legislative Assembly
Trinidad and Tobago:  Port-of-Spain, Trinidadian/Tobagonian, President, Parliament (Senate, House of Representatives)
Tunisia:  Tunis, Tunisian, President, Chamber of Deputies
Turkey:  Ankara, Turk, President, Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Turkmenistan:  Ashgabat, Turkmen, President and Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, People’s Council and Assembly of Majlis
Tuvalu:  Fungafale, Tuvaluan, Queen/Governor General, Parliament or House of Assembly
Uganda:  Kampala, Ugandan, President, National Assembly
Ukraine:  Kiev, Ukrainian, President, Supreme Council or Verkhovna Rada
United Arab Emirates:  Abu Dhabi, Emirati, President, Federal National Council
United Kingdom:  London, Briton (singular)/British (plural), Queen, Parliament (House of Lords, House of Commons)
United States:  Washington, DC; American, President, Congress (Senate, House of Representatives)
Uruguay:  Montevideo, Uruguayan, President, General Assembly (Chamber of Senators, Chamber of Representatives)
Uzbekistan:  Tashkent (Toshkent), Uzbek, President, Supreme Assembly
Vanuatu:  Port-Vila, Ni-Vanuatu, President, Parliament
Vatican City (Holy See):  Vatican City, n/a, Pope (Supreme Pontiff), Pontifical Commission
Venezuela:  Caracas, Venezuelan, President, National Assembly or Asamblea Nacional
Vietnam:  Hanoi, Vietnamese, President, National Assembly or Quoc-Hoi
Virgin Islands:  Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islander, President, Senate
Wallis and Futuna:  Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea), Wallisian/Futunan/Wallis and Futuna Islander, President/High Administrator, Territorial Assembly
Yemen:  Sanaa, Yemeni, President, Shura Council, House of Representatives
Zambia:  Lusaka, Zambian, President, National Assembly
Zimbabwe:  Harare, Zimbabwean, Executive President, House of Assembly

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