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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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Albania is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Tirana

Language: Albanian language

Founded: 1912-11-28

Currency: Albanian lek

Area: 28748.0

Government: Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic

Anthem: Himni i Flamurit

Divisions: Lezhë County, Lushnjë District, Elbasan County, Dibër District, Kavajë District, + more

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Andorra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Andorra la Vella

Language: Catalan language

Currency: Euro

Area: 468.0

Government: Diarchy, Coregency, Monarchy, Principality, Unitary state, + more

Anthem: El Gran Carlemany

Divisions: Andorra la Vella, Canillo, Ordino, La Massana, Encamp, + more

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 ...more

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Antigua and Barbuda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
St. John's

Language: English Language

Founded: 1981-11-01

Currency: East Caribbean dollar

Area: 443.0

Government: Federal monarchy, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee

Divisions: Saint Peter Parish, Saint Paul Parish, Saint George Parish, Barbuda, Saint Philip Parish, + more

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Canberra

Founded: 1901-01-01

Currency: Australian dollar

Area: 7692024.0

Government: Federal monarchy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Advance Australia Fair

Divisions: Christmas Island, Town of Claremont, Victoria, South Australia, Melbourne, + more

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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Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Dhaka

Language: Bengali Language

Founded: 1971-03-26

Currency: Bangladeshi taka

Area: 147570.0

Government: Unitary republic, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Amar Shonar Bangla

Divisions: Panchagarh District, Sylhet District, Jaipurhat District, Bhola District, Rajbari District, + more

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Barbados is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Bridgetown

Language: English Language

Founded: 1966-11-30

Currency: Barbadian dollar

Area: 431.0

Government: Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: In Plenty and In Time of Need

Divisions: Saint Thomas Parish, Saint Peter Parish, Saint James Parish, Saint George Parish, Saint Lucy Parish, + more

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Belize is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Belmopan

Language: English Language

Founded: 1981-09-21

Currency: Belize dollar

Area: 22966.0

Government: Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Land of the Free

Divisions: Belize District, Corozal District, Toledo District, Stann Creek District, Orange Walk District, + more

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 ...more

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Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Thimphu

Language: Dzongkha Language

Founded: 1907-12-17

Currency: Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee

Area: 47000.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Druk tsendhen

Divisions: Lhuntse District, Zhemgang, Chukha District, Punakha District, Paro District, + more

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

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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Sofia

Language: Bulgarian Language

Founded: 0681

Currency: Bulgarian lev

Area: 110994.0

Government: Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic

Anthem: Mila Rodino

Divisions: Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo Province, Silistra Province, Haskovo Province, Pleven Province, + more

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 ...more

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Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Phnom Penh

Language: Khmer language

Founded: 1953-11-09

Currency: Cambodian riel

Area: 181035.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Nokor Reach

Divisions: Siem Reap Province, Preah Vihear, Battambang Province, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, + more

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 ...more

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Ottawa

Language: French Language, English Language

Founded: 1867

Currency: Canadian dollar

Area: 9984670.0

Government: Federal monarchy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: O Canada

Divisions: Agassiz, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, + more

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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Copenhagen

Language: Danish Language

Currency: Danish krone

Area: 43094.0

Government: Representative democracy, Hereditary monarchy, Monarchy, Federacy, Unitary state, + more

Anthem: There is a Lovely Country

Divisions: South Jutland County, Copenhagen County, Capital Region of Denmark, West Zealand County, Frederiksberg, + more

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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Flanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Flanders

Area: 13522.0

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
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Grenada is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
St. George's

Language: English Language

Founded: 1974-02-07

Currency: East Caribbean dollar

Area: 344.0

Government: Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Hail Grenada

Divisions: Saint Patrick, Saint George, Saint David, Saint Andrew, Saint John, + more

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India is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
New Delhi

Language: English Language, Hindi Language

Founded: 1947-08-15

Currency: Indian rupee

Area: 3287263.0

Government: Federal republic, Constitutional republic, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Jana Gana Mana

Divisions: Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, Beed district, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, + more

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Iraqi Kurdistan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Erbil

Language: Arabic Language, Kurdish language

Founded: 1970-03-11

Currency: Iraqi dinar

Area: 40643.0

Government: Parliamentary system

Anthem: Ey 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 ...more
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Isle of Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Douglas

Language: English Language, Manx Language

Founded: 1765

Currency: UK £, Manx pound

Area: 572.0

Government: Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Isle of Man National Anthem, God Save the Queen

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Israel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Jerusalem

Language: Arabic Language, Hebrew Language

Founded: 1948-05-14

Currency: Israeli new shekel

Area: 20770.0

Government: Democracy, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Hatikvah

Divisions: Southern District, Jerusalem District, Central District, Northern District, Haifa District, + more

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Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Kingston

Language: Jamaican English

Founded: 1962-08-06

Currency: Jamaican dollar

Area: 10991.0

Government: Democracy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Jamaica, Land We Love

Divisions: Kingston Parish, Trelawny Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Saint James Parish, Clarendon Parish, + more

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Tokyo

Language: Japanese Language

Currency: Japanese yen

Area: 377944.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Kimigayo

Divisions: Okayama Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture, Hyōgo Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, + more

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Jersey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Saint Helier

Language: French Language, English Language

Founded: 1204

Currency: UK £, Jersey pound

Area: 119.49

Government: Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Ma Normandie, God Save the Queen

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Kingdom of the Netherlan... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Amsterdam

Language: Frisian languages, English Language, Papiamento language, Frisian, Western Language, + more

Founded: 1830-10-04

Currency: Netherlands Antillean guilder, Aruban florin, Euro, United States dollar

Area: 41526.0

Government: Democracy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Wilhelmus

Divisions: Aruba, 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 ...more
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Lebanon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Beirut

Language: Arabic Language

Founded: 1941-11-26

Currency: Lebanese pound

Area: 10400.0

Government: Republic, Unitary state, Parliamentary republic, Confessionalism

Anthem: Lebanese National Anthem

Divisions: North Governorate, Mount Lebanon Governorate, South Governorate, Nabatieh District, Baalbek District, + more

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Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Maseru

Language: English Language, Sotho language

Founded: 1966-10-04

Currency: Lesotho loti

Area: 30355.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Lesotho Fatse La Bontata Rona

Divisions: Qacha's Nek District, Mohale's Hoek District, Mafeteng District, Thaba-Tseka District, Berea District, + more

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 ...more

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Liechtenstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Countries Ruled by A Parliamentary System
Vaduz

Language: German Language

Founded: 1806

Currency: Swiss franc

Area: 160.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Oben am jungen Rhein

Divisions: Planken, Triesenberg, Triesen, Mauren, Eschen, + more

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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