Government House

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Government House is the name of many of the residences of governors-general, governors and lieutenant-governors in the Commonwealth and the remaining colonies of the British Empire. The name is also used in some other countries. It generally serves as an official residence and a venue for the governor's official business, as well as for the various receptions and functions hosted by the office

Government houses in the Commonwealth of Nations[edit]


Antigua and Barbuda[edit]


The Bahamas[edit]




The British Virgin Islands[edit]


The Cayman Islands[edit]

Government House, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman is the official residence of the Governor of the Cayman Islands.


Government House, Roseau is the official residence of the President of Dominica.

The Falkland Islands[edit]

Government House, Stanley is the residence of the Governor of the Falkland Islands. It was the scene of a battle with Argentine troops during the 1982 invasion.


Government House, Suva is located on Victoria Parade, Suva. It is the home of the President of Fiji and was built in 1928 to replace the original building – the residence of the colonial governor – which burnt to the ground after being struck by lightning in 1921.


Hong Kong[edit]

Government House, Hong Kong is located on Government Hill in the Central, Hong Kong of Hong Kong Island and the official residence of the Chief executive of Hong Kong.


Rashtrapati Bhavan was originally Government House, New Delhi. It was built as a residence for the Viceroy of India. From 1947 until 1950, it was the residence of the Governor-General of India. Since 1950, the President of India has lived in this building.

Raj Bhavan, Kolkata was the Viceroy's residence until 1911, when the Governor of Bengal moved in.

The Isle of Man[edit]

Government House, Governor's Road, Onchan is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor Vice Admiral Sir Paul Haddacks, Her Majesty's representative on the Island.


King's House, Jamaica, is also known as Government House.


The public are invited to Government House in Jersey for the annual Queen's Birthday reception

Government House, St Saviour is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (currently Lieutenant-General Sir Andrew Ridgway). It is also the official residence of the Duke of Normandy (currently Queen Elizabeth II) as head of state when staying in Jersey.


Government House is the former name of State House, which is the official residence of the President and First Lady of Kenya.


New Zealand[edit]

Government House, Wellington is the primary residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand. There is a second house in Auckland, Government House, Auckland.

Official Link: Governor-General of New Zealand


Government House, Port Harcourt is the official residence of the Governor of Rivers State.


Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]

Saint Lucia[edit]


South Africa[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Government Houses outside the Commonwealth of Nations[edit]



Gobierno de Azerbaiyán, Baku, Azerbaiyán, 2016-09-26, DD 27.jpg
  • Government House, Baku, is a government building housing various state ministries of Azerbaijan. It is located on Neftchiler Avenue and faces the Baku Boulevard. From 1924 to 1927, construction of several large government buildings was planned and included in the budget of Baku. In 1934, the Soviet authorities announced a tender for the construction of the Baku Soviet Palace (later renamed the Government House).
  • The Presidential Palace houses the executive administration of the President of Azerbaijan. The office is in charge of fulfilling the constitutional responsibilities of the President. The building is located on Istiglaliyyat Street of the capital city, Baku. Built in 1971, it was occupied by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan. After the restoration of Azerbaijan's independence in 1991, the building was assigned to the President of Azerbaijan and his administration. It was renamed the Presidential Palace in 2003.[1]



Hong Kong[edit]





The United States of America[edit]

  • Some gubernatorial residences in the United States of America are also named

The Government House.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ADMINISTRATION » Presidential Palace". Official web-site of President of Azerbaijan Republic. Retrieved 20 September 2018.