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Countries Ruled by Constitutional Monarchy

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List of countries, nations and states governed or ruled by a constitutional monarchy, sorted alphabetically. In some cases nations may have multiple ruling bodies or government types, meaning they're not exclusively countries that are governed by constitutional monarchy. This list of countries that use constitutional monarchy as their form of government contains various bits of information about each nation, such as the official language or currency of the country. If you're looking for the names of countries with constitutional monarchy governments then you're in the right place.

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  • 1

    Andorra

    Andorra la Vella

    LanguageCatalan language

    CurrencyEuro

    Area468.0

    GovernmentDiarchy, Coregency, Monarchy, Principality, Unitary state

    AnthemEl Gran Carlemany

    DivisionsAndorra la Vella, Canillo, Ordino, La Massana, Encamp

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    Aruba

    Oranjestad

    LanguagePapiamento language, Dutch Language

    Founded1986-01-01

    CurrencyAruban florin

    Area193.0

    GovernmentConstitutional monarchy

    AnthemAruba Dushi Tera

    Aruba is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometres west of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometres north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometres long from its...  more
  • 3

    Australia

    Canberra

    Founded1901-01-01

    CurrencyAustralian dollar

    Area7692024.0

    GovernmentFederal monarchy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemAdvance Australia Fair

    DivisionsChristmas Island, Town of Claremont, Victoria, South Australia, Melbourne

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  • 4

    Bahrain

    Manama

    LanguageArabic Language

    Founded1971-12-16

    CurrencyBahraini dinar

    Area765.3

    GovernmentMonarchy, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemBahrainona

    DivisionsIsa Town, Rifa and Southern Region, Bahrain, Manama, Hawar Islands

    Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago with Bahrain Island, the largest land mass, at 55 km...  more

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  • 5

    Barbados

    Bridgetown

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1966-11-30

    CurrencyBarbadian dollar

    Area431.0

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemIn Plenty and In Time of Need

    DivisionsSaint Thomas Parish, Saint Peter Parish, Saint James Parish, Saint George Parish, Saint Lucy Parish

    Barbados is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles. It is 34 kilometres in length and up to 23 kilometres in width, covering an area of 432 square kilometres. It is situated in the western...  more
  • 6

    Belize

    Belmopan

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1981-09-21

    CurrencyBelize dollar

    Area22966.0

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemLand of the Free

    DivisionsBelize District, Corozal District, Toledo District, Stann Creek District, Orange Walk District

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  • 7

    Bhutan

    Thimphu

    LanguageDzongkha Language

    Founded1907-12-17

    CurrencyBhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee

    Area47000.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemDruk tsendhen

    DivisionsLhuntse District, Zhemgang, Chukha District, Punakha District, Paro District

    Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India. To...  more

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  • 8

    Cambodia

    Phnom Penh

    LanguageKhmer language

    Founded1953-11-09

    CurrencyCambodian riel

    Area181035.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemNokor Reach

    DivisionsSiem Reap Province, Preah Vihear, Battambang Province, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh

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    Canada

    Ottawa

    LanguageFrench Language, English Language

    Founded1867

    CurrencyCanadian dollar

    Area9984670.0

    GovernmentFederal monarchy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemO Canada

    DivisionsAgassiz, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba

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  • 10

    LanguageRarotongan Language, English Language

    Founded1965-08-04

    CurrencyCook Islands dollar, New Zealand dollar

    Area237.0

    GovernmentConstitutional monarchy

    AnthemTe Atua Mou E

    The Cook Islands is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres. The Cook Islands'...  more
  • 11

    Denmark

    Copenhagen

    LanguageDanish Language

    CurrencyDanish krone

    Area43094.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Hereditary monarchy, Monarchy, Federacy, Unitary state

    AnthemThere is a Lovely Country

    DivisionsSouth Jutland County, Copenhagen County, Capital Region of Denmark, West Zealand County, Frederiksberg

    Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is located southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. The...  more

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  • 12

    England

    London

    LanguageEnglish Language

    CurrencyUK £

    Area130395.0

    GovernmentConstitutional monarchy, Constituent country

    DivisionsEast Midlands, South East England, North East England, East of England, Wakefield

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    Grenada

    St. George's

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1974-02-07

    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar

    Area344.0

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemHail Grenada

    DivisionsSaint Patrick, Saint George, Saint David, Saint Andrew, Saint John

    Grenada is an island country consisting of Grenada itself and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and...  more
  • 14

    LanguageEnglish Language, Manx Language

    Founded1765

    CurrencyUK £, Manx pound

    Area572.0

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemIsle of Man National Anthem, God Save the Queen

    The Isle of Man, otherwise known simply as Mann, is a self-governing British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen...  more
  • 15

    Jamaica

    Kingston

    LanguageJamaican English

    Founded1962-08-06

    CurrencyJamaican dollar

    Area10991.0

    GovernmentDemocracy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemJamaica, Land We Love

    DivisionsKingston Parish, Trelawny Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Saint James Parish, Clarendon Parish

    Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The island, 10,990 square kilometres in area, lies about 145 kilometres south...  more

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  • 16

    Japan

    Tokyo

    LanguageJapanese Language

    CurrencyJapanese yen

    Area377944.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemKimigayo

    DivisionsOkayama Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture, Hyōgo Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture

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  • 17

    Jersey

    Saint Helier

    LanguageFrench Language, English Language

    Founded1204

    CurrencyUK £, Jersey pound

    Area119.49

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemMa Normandie, God Save the Queen

    Jersey, officially the Bailiwick of Jersey, is a possession of the Crown in right of Jersey, off the coast of Normandy, France. The bailiwick consists of the island of Jersey, along with surrounding...  more
  • 18

    Jordan

    Amman

    LanguageArabic Language

    Founded1946-05-25

    CurrencyJordanian dinar

    Area92300.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemThe Royal Anthem of Jordan

    DivisionsMadaba Governorate, Mafraq Governorate, Karak Governorate, Aqaba Governorate, Irbid Governorate

    Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the...  more

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  • 19

    LanguageFrisian languages, English Language, Papiamento language, Frisian, Western Language

    Founded1830-10-04

    CurrencyNetherlands Antillean guilder, Aruban florin, Euro, United States dollar

    Area41526.0

    GovernmentDemocracy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemWilhelmus

    DivisionsAruba, Sint Maarten, Curaçao

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands, commonly known as the Netherlands, is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with territory in western Europe and in the Caribbean. The Kingdom is celebrating...  more
  • 20

    Kuwait

    Kuwait City

    LanguageArabic Language

    Founded1961-06-19

    CurrencyKuwaiti dinar

    Area17820.0

    GovernmentHereditary monarchy, Unitary state, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemNational Anthem of Kuwait

    DivisionsAl Asimah Governorate, Al Wafrah, Al Jahra Governorate, Al Ahmadi Governorate

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    Lesotho

    Maseru

    LanguageEnglish Language, Sotho language

    Founded1966-10-04

    CurrencyLesotho loti

    Area30355.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemLesotho Fatse La Bontata Rona

    DivisionsQacha's Nek District, Mohale's Hoek District, Mafeteng District, Thaba-Tseka District, Berea District

    Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km² in size and has a population slightly over two million....  more

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  • 22

    LanguageGerman Language

    Founded1806

    CurrencySwiss franc

    Area160.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemOben am jungen Rhein

    DivisionsPlanken, Triesenberg, Triesen, Mauren, Eschen

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  • 23

    Luxembourg

    Luxembourg

    LanguageLuxembourgish language, French Language, German Language

    Founded1815-06-09

    CurrencyEuro

    Area2586.0

    GovernmentMonarchy, Grand duchy, Democracy, Unitary state, Parliamentary system

    AnthemOns Heemecht

    DivisionsLuxembourg District, Diekirch District, Grevenmacher District

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  • 24

    Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur

    LanguageMalaysian language

    Founded1957-08-31

    CurrencyMalaysian ringgit

    Area329847.0

    GovernmentDemocracy, Elective monarchy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemNegaraku

    DivisionsPending, Kedah, Selangor, Sabah, Johor

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    Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state and microstate, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It is bordered by France on three sides; one side borders the...  more