Countries Ruled by Monarchies

On this list you'll find countries, nations, and states governed or ruled by a monarchy. In some cases, these nations may have multiple ruling bodies or government types, meaning they're not exclusively countries that are governed by monarchy. Even if their figureheads are largely traditional and symbolic, though, all these nations are current monarchies. This list of countries that use monarchy as their form of government also contains 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 monarchy governments, you'll find what you're looking for among the modern monarchies below.

You can rank all of these items, from Holy Roman Empire to Thailand, both of which are examples of monarchy. Current monarchs include Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert II of Monaco, both of whom preside over constitutional monarchies.

This list answers the question, "Which countries are ruled by monarchy?" So you're in the right place if you've ever found yourself wondering, "Which countries are governed by monarchy?" Your monarchical search has come to an end thanks to this civic resource.
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  • Andorra
    Andorra la Vella
    Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, is a sovereign landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees ...more
  • Bahrain
    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
  • Bhutan
    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
  • Brunei
    Bandar Seri Begawan
    Brunei officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China ...more
  • Cambodia
    Phnom Penh
    Cambodia, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total landmass ...more
  • Denmark
    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