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America may be one of the most famous democracies, but it far from the only democratic country. This is a list of countries, nations, and states governed or ruled by a democracy, sorted alphabetically. In some cases, nations may have multiple ruling bodies or government types, meaning they're not exclusively countries that are governed by democracy. Still, they are all democratic countries in some sense of the word. This list of countries that use democracy 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 democracy governments, then you're in the right place.

What is a democracy? Democratic governments are characterized by the fact that power rests in the hands of the people, who may elect official representatives to rule directly or indirectly. This list answers the questions, "Which countries are ruled by democracy?" and "Which countries are governed by democracy?" You'll find examples of democracies everywhere from the Republic of Ireland to Uganda.

Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Thimphu 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 ...more

Central Tibetan Administration is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
The Central Tibetan Administration, is an organization based in India with the stated goals of "rehabilitating Tibetan refugees and restoring freedom and happiness in Tibet". It was ...more

Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Santo Domingo The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western three-eighths of the island is occupied by the ...more

Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Berlin Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. It consists of 16 constituent states, which retain limited sovereignty, and ...more

India is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
New Delhi India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most ...more

Kingdom of the Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Amsterdam 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 ...more

Malawi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Lilongwe Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, ...more

Mexico is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Mexico City Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the ...more

Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Islamabad Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 180 million people, it is the sixth most populous country and with an ...more

Poland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Warsaw Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the ...more

Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
San Juan Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic, and west of both the United States ...more

Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Dublin Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a sovereign state in western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, located in ...more

South Africa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located in Southern Africa. It has 2,798 kilometres of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. To ...more

Sudan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Khartoum Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is an Arab republic in the Nile Valley of North Africa, bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to ...more

Uganda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Kampala Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the ...more

United States of America is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Countries Ruled by A Democracy
Washington, D.C. The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, ...more