List of national constitutions

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The following is a list of existing or former national constitutions by country, semi-recognized countries, and by codification.

Codified constitutions (most recently adopted, remaining in use today)[edit]

Sovereign states[edit]

State Date
Afghanistan Constitution of Afghanistan January 4, 2004
Albania Constitution of Albania November 28, 1998
Algeria Constitution of Algeria 1963
Andorra Constitution of Andorra February 2, 1993
Angola Constitution of Angola January 21, 2010
Argentina Constitution of Argentina May 1, 1853
Armenia Constitution of Armenia July 5, 1995
Australia Constitution of Australia January 1, 1901
Austria Constitution of Austria October 1, 1920
Azerbaijan Constitution of Azerbaijan November 12, 1995
Bangladesh Constitution of Bangladesh December 16, 1972
Bahrain Constitution of Bahrain 2002
Barbados Constitution of Barbados November 30, 1966
Belarus Constitution of Belarus March 15, 1994
Belize Constitution of Belize September 1981
Benin Constitution of Benin December 2, 1990
Belgium Constitution of Belgium February 7, 1831
Bolivia Constitution of Bolivia February 7, 2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina December 14, 1995
Botswana Constitution of Botswana September 30, 1966
Bhutan Constitution of Bhutan July 18, 2008
Brazil Constitution of Brazil October 5, 1988
Bulgaria Constitution of Bulgaria July 12, 1991
Burma Constitution of Burma May 29, 2008
Burundi Constitution of Burundi March 9, 1992
Cameroon Constitution of Cameroon January 18, 1996
Chad Constitution of Chad 1996
Chile Constitution of Chile March 11, 1981
China Constitution of the People's Republic of China December 4, 1982
Colombia Constitution of Colombia July 4, 1991
Democratic Republic of the Congo Constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo February 18, 2006
Croatia Constitution of Croatia December 22, 1990
Cuba Constitution of Cuba February 24, 1976
Cyprus Constitution of Cyprus August 16, 1960
Czech Republic Constitution of the Czech Republic December 16, 1992
Denmark Constitution of Denmark June 5, 1849
Dominican Republic Constitution of the Dominican Republic January 26, 2010
East Timor Constitution of East Timor May 20, 2002
Ecuador Constitution of Ecuador 2008
El Salvador Constitution of El Salvador December 20, 1983.
Egypt Constitution of Egypt January 18, 2014
Equatorial Guinea Constitution of Equatorial Guinea 1991
Eritrea Constitution of Eritrea 1997
Estonia Constitution of Estonia June 28, 1992
Ethiopia Constitution of Ethiopia August 1995
Fiji Constitution of Fiji September 2013
Finland Constitution of Finland March 1, 2000
France Constitution of France October 4, 1958
The Gambia Constitution of the Gambia January 1997
Georgia (country) Constitution of Georgia August 24, 1995
Germany Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany May 8, 1949
Ghana Constitution of Ghana April 28, 1992
Greece Constitution of Greece 1975
Guatemala Constitution of Guatemala January 14, 1986
Guyana Constitution of Guyana October 6, 1980
Haiti Constitution of Haiti June 20, 2012
Hungary Constitution of Hungary April 18, 2011
Honduras Constitution of Honduras January 20, 1982
Iceland Constitution of Iceland June 17, 1944
India Constitution of India January 26, 1950
Indonesia Constitution of Indonesia August 18, 1945
Iran Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran December 3, 1979
Iraq Constitution of Iraq October 15, 2005
Republic of Ireland Constitution of Ireland December 29, 1937
Italy Constitution of Italy December 22, 1947
Ivory Coast Constitution of Ivory Coast 2000
Jamaica Constitution of Jamaica 1962
Japan Japan Constitution May 3, 1947
Jordan Constitution of Jordan January 11, 1952
Kazakhstan Constitution of Kazakhstan August 30, 1995
Kenya Constitution of Kenya August 27, 2010
Kyrgyzstan Constitution of Kyrgyzstan June 27, 2010
South Korea Constitution of the Republic of Korea July 17, 1948
North Korea Socialist Constitution of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1972
Kuwait Constitution of Kuwait November 11, 1962
Laos Constitution of Laos August 14, 1991
Latvia Constitution of Latvia November 7, 1922
Lebanon Constitution of Lebanon May 23, 1926
Luxembourg Constitution of Luxembourg October 17, 1868
Liberia Constitution of Liberia January 6, 1986
Libya Libyan interim Constitutional Declaration August 3, 2011
Lithuania Constitution of Lithuania October 25, 1992
Liechtenstein Constitution of Liechtenstein October 5, 1921
Republic of Macedonia Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia November 17, 1991
Madagascar Constitution of Madagascar November 14, 2010
Malaysia Constitution of Malaysia August 27, 1957
Maldives Constitution of the Maldives August 7, 2008
Mali Constitution of Mali January 12, 1992
Malta Constitution of Malta September 21, 1964
Mauritania Constitution of Mauritania July 12, 1991
Mauritius Constitution of Mauritius 1968
Mexico Constitution of Mexico February 5, 1917
Federated States of Micronesia Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia 1978
Moldova Constitution of Moldova July 29, 1994
Monaco Constitution of Monaco December 17, 1962
Mongolia Constitution of Mongolia January 13, 1992
Montenegro Constitution of Montenegro October 19, 2007
Morocco Constitution of Morocco December 14, 1962
Namibia Constitution of Namibia February 1990
Nauru Constitution of Nauru January 31, 1968
Netherlands Constitution of the Netherlands (subordinated to the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands) 1815
Nepal Constitution of Nepal January 15, 2007
Nicaragua Constitution of Nicaragua January 1, 1987
Niger Constitution of Niger November 25, 2010
Nigeria Constitution of Nigeria May 29, 1999
Norway Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway May 17, 1814
Oman Basic Statute of Oman November 6, 1996[1]
Pakistan Constitution of Pakistan August 14, 1973
Paraguay Constitution of Paraguay 1992
State of Palestine Palestinian National Covenant May 28, 1964
Papua New Guinea Constitution of Papua New Guinea September 16, 1975
Peru Constitution of Peru December 31, 1993
Philippines Constitution of the Philippines February 2, 1987
Poland Constitution of Poland April 2, 1997
Portugal Portuguese Constitution April 25, 1976
Romania Romanian Constitution November 21, 1991
Russia Constitution of Russia December 12, 1993
Rwanda Constitution of Rwanda May 26, 2003
Samoa Constitution of Samoa 1960
San Marino Constitution of San Marino October 8, 1600
Senegal Constitution of Senegal 2001
Serbia Constitution of Serbia November 8, 2006
Singapore Constitution of Singapore August 9, 1965
Slovakia Constitution of Slovakia October 1, 1992
Slovenia Constitution of Slovenia December 23, 1991
Somalia Constitution of Somalia August 1, 2012
South Africa Constitution of South Africa February 4, 1997
South Sudan Constitution of South Sudan July 9, 2011
Spain Constitution of Spain December 6, 1978
Sri Lanka Constitution of Sri Lanka September 7, 1978
Sudan Constitution of Sudan July 9, 2005
Suriname Constitution of Suriname September 30, 1987
Sweden Constitution of Sweden 1974
Switzerland Swiss Federal Constitution April 18, 1999
Syria Constitution of Syria March 13, 1973
Tajikistan Constitution of Tajikistan November 6, 1994
Tanzania Constitution of Tanzania 1977
Thailand Constitution of Thailand 2007
Tonga Constitution of Tonga November 4, 1875
Tunisia Constitution of Tunisia January 26, 2014
Turkey Constitution of Turkey November 7, 1982
Turkmenistan Constitution of Turkmenistan May 18, 1992
Uganda Constitution of Uganda October 8, 1995
Ukraine Constitution of Ukraine June 28, 1996
United Arab Emirates Constitution of the United Arab Emirates December 2, 1971
United States United States Constitution June 21, 1788
Uruguay Constitution of Uruguay February 15, 1967
Uzbekistan Constitution of Uzbekistan December 8, 1992
Vanuatu Constitution of Vanuatu July 30, 1980
Vatican City Fundamental Law of Vatican City State November 26, 2000
Venezuela Constitution of Venezuela December 20, 1999
Vietnam Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam April 15, 1992
Yemen Constitution of Yemen May 16, 1991
Zimbabwe Constitution of Zimbabwe May 9, 2013

Partially recognized countries[edit]

Country Date
Abkhazia Constitution of Abkhazia October 3, 1999
Taiwan Constitution of the Republic of China December 25, 1947
Kosovo Constitution of Kosovo June 15, 2008
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Constitution of Nagorno-Karabakh December 10, 2006
Northern Cyprus Constitution of Northern Cyprus May 5, 1985
Western Sahara Constitution of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 1976
Somaliland Constitution of Somaliland May 31, 2001
South Ossetia Constitution of South Ossetia April 8, 2001
Transnistria Constitution of Transnistria January 17, 1996

Dependent territories[edit]

Territory Date
American Samoa Constitution of American Samoa October 17, 1960
Aruba Constitution of Aruba January 1, 1986
British Virgin Islands Constitution of the British Virgin Islands 2007
Curaçao Constitution of Curaçao October 10, 2010
Falkland Islands Constitution of the Falkland Islands January 1, 2009
Gibraltar Constitution of Gibraltar January 2, 2007
Hong Kong Hong Kong Basic Law April 4, 1990
Macau Macau Basic Law December 20, 1999
Niue Niue Constitution Act October 19, 1974
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Constitution 1978
Puerto Rico Constitution of Puerto Rico July 25, 1952
Sint Maarten Constitution of Sint Maarten October 10, 2010
Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands October 15, 2012

Uncodified constitutions[edit]

An uncodified constitution is one where not all elements are written into law: typically some elements, such as constitutional conventions, are not written into law, although such elements are almost always written down (perhaps across multiple documents and/or publications), although written in documents that are not enforceable in law.

Constitutions of former countries[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basic Statute of the State". Royal Decree 101/96. Ministry of Legal Affairs. Retrieved 18 August 2012.