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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?"
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  • Luxembourg26

    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

    Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in Western... more on Wikipedia
  • Malaysia27

    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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  • Netherlands28

    Netherlands

    Amsterdam

    LanguageDutch Language

    Founded1648

    CurrencyEuro

    Area41526.0

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

    AnthemWilhelmus, Wien Neêrlands Bloed

    DivisionsGroningen, Roosendaal, The Hague, Amsterdam, Edam-Volendam

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  • New Zealand29

    New Zealand

    Wellington

    LanguageMāori language, New Zealand Sign Language, English Language

    Founded1840-02-06

    CurrencyNew Zealand dollar

    Area268680.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemGod Defend New Zealand, God Save the Queen

    DivisionsBay of Plenty, Otago Region, Tasman District, West Coast, Wellington

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  • Niger30

    Niger

    Niamey

    LanguageFrench Language

    Founded1960-08-03

    CurrencyWest African CFA franc

    Area1267000.0

    GovernmentSemi-presidential system

    AnthemLa Nigérienne

    DivisionsMaradi Region, Zinder Region, Agadez Region, Tahoua Department, Tillabéri Department

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  • Norway31

    Norway

    Oslo

    LanguageNynorsk, Bokmål, Norwegian Language

    Founded0872

    CurrencyNorwegian krone

    Area385199.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemJa, vi elsker dette landet

    DivisionsSør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Vest-Agder, Østfold, Hedmark

    Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory... more on Wikipedia
  • Pakistan32

    Pakistan

    Islamabad

    LanguageUrdu Language, English Language

    Founded1940-03-23

    CurrencyPakistani rupee

    Area796095.0

    GovernmentFederal republic, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemQaumī Tarāna

    DivisionsBalochistan, Pakistan, Islamabad Capital Territory, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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  • Palestinian National Authority33

    LanguageArabic Language

    Founded1994

    CurrencyIsraeli new shekel, Jordanian dinar

    Area6220.0

    GovernmentProvisional government, Semi-presidential system

    AnthemFida'i, Mawtini

    DivisionsWest Bank, Gaza Strip

    The Palestinian National Authority was the interim self-government body established to govern... more on Wikipedia
  • Papua New Guinea34

    Papua New Guinea

    Port Moresby

    LanguageHiri Motu language, English Language, Tok Pisin Language

    Founded1973-12-01

    CurrencyPapua New Guinean kina

    Area462840.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemO Arise, All You Sons

    DivisionsSandaun Province

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  • Portugal35

    Portugal

    Lisbon

    LanguagePortuguese Language

    Founded1128-06-24

    CurrencyEuro

    Area91985.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Semi-presidential system, Democratic republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemA Portuguesa

    DivisionsBraga, Bragança District, Aveiro District, Aveiro, Portugal

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  • Republic of Ireland36

    LanguageEnglish Language, Irish

    Founded1916-04-24

    CurrencyEuro

    Area70273.0

    GovernmentConstitutional republic, Unitary republic, Parliamentary system

    AnthemAmhrán na bhFiann

    DivisionsCounty Wexford, County Kildare, County Sligo, Munster, County Leitrim

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  • Saint Kitts and Nevis37

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1983-09-19

    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar

    Area261.0

    GovernmentFederal monarchy, Federation, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemO Land of Beauty!

    DivisionsChrist Church Nichola Town Parish, Saint Peter Basseterre Parish, Saint Paul Charlestown Parish, Saint John Capisterre Parish, Saint Thomas Lowland Parish

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  • Saint Lucia38

    Saint Lucia

    Castries

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1979-02-22

    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar

    Area617.01

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemSons and Daughters of Saint Lucia

    DivisionsAnse la Raye Quarter, Dennery Quarter, Praslin Quarter, Micoud Quarter, Castries Quarter

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  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines39

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1979-10-27

    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar

    Area389.0

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemSaint Vincent Land so Beautiful

    DivisionsSaint Patrick, Saint David, Grenadines Parish, Charlotte, Saint Andrew

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  • Samoa40

    Samoa

    Apia

    LanguageEnglish Language, Samoan Language

    Founded1962-01-01

    CurrencySamoan tālā

    Area2944.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemThe Banner of Freedom

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  • Serbia41

    Serbia

    Belgrade

    LanguageSerbian language

    Founded2006-06-05

    CurrencySerbian dinar

    Area88361.0

    GovernmentParliamentary republic

    AnthemBože pravde

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  • South Africa42

    South Africa

    Bloemfontein, Cape Town

    LanguageNorthern Sotho language, Zulu Language, Afrikaans Language, Southern Ndebele language, Venda Language

    Founded1910-05-31

    CurrencySouth African rand

    Area1219912.0

    GovernmentConstitutional republic, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemNational anthem of South Africa, Die Stem van Suid-Afrika

    DivisionsWestonaria Local Municipality, Western Cape, North West, Gauteng, Limpopo

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  • Spain43

    Spain

    Madrid

    LanguageSpanish Language

    CurrencyEuro

    Area505992.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemMarcha Real

    DivisionsProvince of Zamora, Province of Segovia, Province of Soria, La Rioja, Province of Valladolid

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  • Sweden44

    Sweden

    Stockholm

    LanguageSwedish Language

    Founded1397

    CurrencySwedish krona

    Area449964.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Hereditary monarchy, Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemDu gamla, Du fria

    DivisionsGotland County, Falköping Municipality, Värmland County, Blekinge County, Norrbotten County

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  • Switzerland45

    LanguageRomansh language, French Language, German Language, Italian Language

    Founded1291

    CurrencySwiss franc

    Area41285.0

    GovernmentFederal republic, Directorial system

    AnthemSwiss Psalm

    DivisionsSeftigen District, Canton of Vaud, Canton of Glarus, Canton of Aargau, Canton of Zurich

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  • Thailand46

    Thailand

    Bangkok

    LanguageThai Language

    Founded1238

    CurrencyThai baht

    Area513120.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemThai National Anthem

    DivisionsNakhon Phanom Province, Surat Thani Province, Ranong Province, Roi Et Province, Uthai Thani Province

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  • Bahamas47

    Bahamas

    Nassau

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1964

    CurrencyBahamian dollar

    Area13940.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemMarch On, Bahamaland

    DivisionsMarsh Harbour, Freeport, Ragged Island, Bahamas, Sandy Point

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  • Tuvalu48

    Tuvalu

    Funafuti

    LanguageTuvaluan Language, English Language

    Founded1978-10-01

    CurrencyAustralian dollar, Tuvaluan dollar

    Area26.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Parliamentary system, Non-partisan democracy, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemTuvalu mo te Atua

    DivisionsNukulaelae, Niutao, Nui, Funafuti, Nukufetau

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  • Ukraine49

    LanguageUkrainian Language

    Founded1991-08-24

    CurrencyUkrainian hryvnia

    Area603628.0

    GovernmentRepublic, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state, Parliamentary system

    AnthemUkraine: Shche ne vmerla Ukraina, Shche ne vmerla Ukraina

    DivisionsZmiivs’kyi Raion, Kobeliaky Raion, Kremenets Raion, Poltava Oblast, Sums’kyi Raion

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  • United Kingdom50

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1801

    CurrencyUK £

    Area243610.0

    GovernmentHereditary monarchy, Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemGod Save the Queen

    DivisionsMoyle District Council, Antrim, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kent, London Borough of Hillingdon

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