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Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System

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List of countries, nations and states governed or ruled by a parliamentary system, sorted alphabetically. In some cases nations may have multiple ruling bodies or government types, meaning they're not exclusively countries that are governed by parliamentary system. This list of countries that use parliamentary system 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 parliamentary system governments then you're in the right place.

List features items like Israel and Luxembourg.

This list answers the questions, "Which countries are ruled by parliamentary system?" and "Which countries are governed by parliamentary system?"
  • 1



    LanguageAlbanian language


    CurrencyAlbanian lek


    GovernmentParliamentary system, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemHimni i Flamurit

    DivisionsLezhë County, Lushnjë District, Elbasan County, Dibër District, Kavajë District

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  • 2


    Andorra la Vella

    LanguageCatalan language



    GovernmentDiarchy, Coregency, Monarchy, Principality, Unitary state

    AnthemEl Gran Carlemany

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

    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
  • 3

    LanguageEnglish Language


    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar


    GovernmentFederal monarchy, Parliamentary system

    AnthemFair Antigua, We Salute Thee

    DivisionsSaint Peter Parish, Saint Paul Parish, Saint George Parish, Barbuda, Saint Philip Parish

    Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island country lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands....  more
  • 4




    CurrencyAustralian dollar


    GovernmentFederal monarchy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemAdvance Australia Fair

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

    Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the...  more

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  • 5

    LanguageBengali Language


    CurrencyBangladeshi taka


    GovernmentUnitary republic, Parliamentary system

    AnthemAmar Shonar Bangla

    DivisionsPanchagarh District, Sylhet District, Jaipurhat District, Bhola District, Rajbari District

    Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia; and is bordered by India to its west, north and east; Burma to its southeast and separated from Nepal and...  more

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  • 6



    LanguageEnglish Language


    CurrencyBarbadian dollar


    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
  • 7



    LanguageEnglish Language


    CurrencyBelize dollar


    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemLand of the Free

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

    Belize is a nation-state on the eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole and Spanish are also commonly...  more

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  • 8



    LanguageDzongkha Language


    CurrencyBhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee


    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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  • 9

    LanguageBulgarian Language


    CurrencyBulgarian lev


    GovernmentParliamentary system, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemMila Rodino

    DivisionsSofia, Veliko Tarnovo Province, Silistra Province, Haskovo Province, Pleven Province

    Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the...  more

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  • 10


    Phnom Penh

    LanguageKhmer language


    CurrencyCambodian riel


    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemNokor Reach

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

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  • 11



    LanguageFrench Language, English Language


    CurrencyCanadian dollar


    GovernmentFederal monarchy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemO Canada

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

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  • 12



    LanguageDanish Language

    CurrencyDanish krone


    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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  • 13


    Flanders today normally refers to the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium. It is one of the communities, regions and language areas of Belgium. Historically, the name referred to a region...  more
  • 14


    St. George's

    LanguageEnglish Language


    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar


    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
  • 15


    New Delhi

    LanguageEnglish Language, Hindi Language


    CurrencyIndian rupee


    GovernmentFederal republic, Constitutional republic, Parliamentary system

    AnthemJana Gana Mana

    DivisionsDadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, Beed district, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha

    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 populous...  more

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  • 16

    LanguageArabic Language, Kurdish language


    CurrencyIraqi dinar


    GovernmentParliamentary system

    AnthemEy Reqîb

    Iraqi Kurdistan or Southern Kurdistan, also known as the Kurdistan Region, is the autonomous region of Iraq. It borders the Kurdish regions of Iran to the east, Turkey to the north, and Syria to the...  more
  • 17

    LanguageEnglish Language, Manx Language


    CurrencyUK £, Manx pound


    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
  • 18



    LanguageArabic Language, Hebrew Language


    CurrencyIsraeli new shekel


    GovernmentDemocracy, Parliamentary system


    DivisionsSouthern District, Jerusalem District, Central District, Northern District, Haifa District

    Israel or, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria in the...  more

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  • 19



    LanguageJamaican English


    CurrencyJamaican dollar


    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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  • 20



    LanguageJapanese Language

    CurrencyJapanese yen


    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy


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

    Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the...  more

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    Saint Helier

    LanguageFrench Language, English Language


    CurrencyUK £, Jersey pound


    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
  • 22

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


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


    GovernmentDemocracy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy


    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
  • 23



    LanguageArabic Language


    CurrencyLebanese pound


    GovernmentRepublic, Unitary state, Parliamentary republic, Confessionalism

    AnthemLebanese National Anthem

    DivisionsNorth Governorate, Mount Lebanon Governorate, South Governorate, Nabatieh District, Baalbek District

    Lebanon, officially the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the...  more

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  • 24



    LanguageEnglish Language, Sotho language


    CurrencyLesotho loti


    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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  • 25

    LanguageGerman Language


    CurrencySwiss franc


    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemOben am jungen Rhein

    DivisionsPlanken, Triesenberg, Triesen, Mauren, Eschen

    Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, is a doubly landlocked German-speaking microstate in Central Europe. It is a constitutional principality headed by the Prince of...  more

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