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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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  • 1
    Albania

    Albania

    Tirana

    LanguageAlbanian language

    Founded1912-11-28

    CurrencyAlbanian lek

    Area28748.0

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemHimni i Flamurit

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

    Albania, officially known as the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeastern Europe. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Andorra

    Andorra

    Andorra la Vella

    LanguageCatalan language

    CurrencyEuro

    Area468.0

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Antigua and Barbuda

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1981-11-01

    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar

    Area443.0

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Australia

    Australia

    Canberra

    Founded1901-01-01

    CurrencyAustralian dollar

    Area7692024.0

    GovernmentFederal monarchy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemAdvance Australia Fair

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

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  • 5
    Bangladesh

    LanguageBengali Language

    Founded1971-03-26

    CurrencyBangladeshi taka

    Area147570.0

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Barbados

    Barbados

    Bridgetown

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1966-11-30

    CurrencyBarbadian dollar

    Area431.0

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Belize

    Belize

    Belmopan

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1981-09-21

    CurrencyBelize dollar

    Area22966.0

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Bhutan

    Bhutan

    Thimphu

    LanguageDzongkha Language

    Founded1907-12-17

    CurrencyBhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee

    Area47000.0

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Bulgaria

    LanguageBulgarian Language

    Founded0681

    CurrencyBulgarian lev

    Area110994.0

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemMila Rodino

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

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  • 10
    Cambodia

    Cambodia

    Phnom Penh

    LanguageKhmer language

    Founded1953-11-09

    CurrencyCambodian riel

    Area181035.0

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Canada

    Canada

    Ottawa

    LanguageFrench Language, English Language

    Founded1867

    CurrencyCanadian dollar

    Area9984670.0

    GovernmentFederal monarchy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemO Canada

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

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  • 12
    Denmark

    Denmark

    Copenhagen

    LanguageDanish Language

    CurrencyDanish krone

    Area43094.0

    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

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  • 13
    Flanders

    Flanders

    Flanders today normally refers to the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium. It is one of... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Grenada

    Grenada

    St. George's

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1974-02-07

    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar

    Area344.0

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    India

    India

    New Delhi

    LanguageEnglish Language, Hindi Language

    Founded1947-08-15

    CurrencyIndian rupee

    Area3287263.0

    GovernmentFederal republic, Constitutional republic, Parliamentary system

    AnthemJana Gana Mana

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

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  • 16
    Iraqi Kurdistan

    LanguageArabic Language, Kurdish language

    Founded1970-03-11

    CurrencyIraqi dinar

    Area40643.0

    GovernmentParliamentary system

    AnthemEy Reqîb

    Iraqi Kurdistan or Southern Kurdistan, also known as the Kurdistan Region, is the autonomous... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Isle of Man

    LanguageEnglish Language, Manx Language

    Founded1765

    CurrencyUK £, Manx pound

    Area572.0

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Israel

    Israel

    Jerusalem

    LanguageArabic Language, Hebrew Language

    Founded1948-05-14

    CurrencyIsraeli new shekel

    Area20770.0

    GovernmentDemocracy, Parliamentary system

    AnthemHatikvah

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

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  • 19
    Jamaica

    Jamaica

    Kingston

    LanguageJamaican English

    Founded1962-08-06

    CurrencyJamaican dollar

    Area10991.0

    GovernmentDemocracy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemJamaica, Land We Love

    DivisionsKingston Parish, Trelawny Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Saint James Parish, Clarendon Parish

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  • 20
    Japan

    Japan

    Tokyo

    LanguageJapanese Language

    CurrencyJapanese yen

    Area377944.0

    GovernmentUnitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemKimigayo

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

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    Jersey

    Jersey

    Saint Helier

    LanguageFrench Language, English Language

    Founded1204

    CurrencyUK £, Jersey pound

    Area119.49

    GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemMa Normandie, God Save the Queen

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  • 22
    Kingdom of the Netherlands

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

    Founded1830-10-04

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

    Area41526.0

    GovernmentDemocracy, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

    AnthemWilhelmus

    DivisionsAruba, Sint Maarten, Curaçao

    The Kingdom of the Netherlands, commonly known as the Netherlands, is a sovereign state and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Lebanon

    Lebanon

    Beirut

    LanguageArabic Language

    Founded1941-11-26

    CurrencyLebanese pound

    Area10400.0

    GovernmentRepublic, Unitary state, Parliamentary republic, Confessionalism

    AnthemLebanese National Anthem

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

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  • 24
    Lesotho

    Lesotho

    Maseru

    LanguageEnglish Language, Sotho language

    Founded1966-10-04

    CurrencyLesotho loti

    Area30355.0

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Liechtenstein

    LanguageGerman Language

    Founded1806

    CurrencySwiss franc

    Area160.0

    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... more on Wikipedia

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