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Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

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The presidential system is popular, so this is a long list of countries, nations, and states governed or ruled by presidents, sorted alphabetically. In most cases, nations have multiple ruling bodies or government types, such as a presidential democracy, meaning they're not exclusively countries that are governed by presidential system. All types of presidential governments are represented here. This list of countries that use presidential systems as their form of government contains relevant information about each individual nation, including the national language, currency, and other civic facts of note. If you need to know the names of countries with presidential systems all around the world, then this is exactly where you need to be.

The list you're viewing has a variety of sovereign countries such as Indonesia and Turkmenistan. Even nations as geographically and politically different as Afghanistan and the United States of America are both technically presidential democracies.

With this list, you can finally answer the burning question, "Which countries are ruled by presidential system?" You're about to be properly edified if you've ever found yourself wondering, "Which countries are governed by a presidential system?"
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Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Kabul

Language: Farsi, Eastern Language, Pashto language

Founded: 1919-08-08

Currency: Afghan afghani

Area: 652225.0

Government: Islamic republic

Anthem: Afghan National Anthem

Divisions: Helmand Province, Takhar Province, Faryab Province, Zabul Province, Paktika Province, + more

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia. It has a population of approximately 31 million people, making it ...more

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Algeria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Algiers

Language: Arabic Language

Founded: 1962

Currency: Algerian dinar

Area: 2381741.0

Government: Presidential system, Semi-presidential system

Anthem: Kassaman

Divisions: El Oued Province, Béjaïa Province, Oran Province, Ouargla Province, Sidi Bel Abbès Province, + more

Algeria, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers. With a total area of ...more

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Angola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Luanda

Language: Portuguese Language

Founded: 1975-11-11

Currency: Angolan kwanza

Area: 1246700.0

Government: Presidential system, Republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Angola Avante

Divisions: Cabinda Province, Lunda Norte Province, Moxico Province, Huambo Province, Huíla Province, + more

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country in Southern Africa. It is the seventh largest country in Africa, and is bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the ...more

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Argentina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Buenos Aires

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1816-07-09

Currency: Argentine peso

Area: 2780400.0

Government: Representative democracy, Presidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

Anthem: Argentine National Anthem

Divisions: San Juan Province, Argentina, Comuna 5, Lihuel Calel department, Maipú Department, + more

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Armenia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Yerevan

Language: Armenian Language

Founded: 1918-05-28

Currency: Armenian dram

Area: 29743.0

Government: Representative democracy, Presidential system, Republic

Anthem: Mer Hayrenik

Divisions: Kotayk Province, Armavir Province, Yerevan, Shirak Province, Aragatsotn Province, + more

Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a mountainous country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in the north of Western Asia, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia ...more

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Azerbaijan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Baku

Language: Azerbaijani language

Founded: 1991-08-30

Currency: Azerbaijani manat

Area: 86600.0

Government: Presidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Azərbaycan marşı

Divisions: Shabran District, Ağcabədi, Saatly District, Qazax, Jabrayil District, + more

Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a contiguous transcontinental presidential republic in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. ...more

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Belarus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Minsk

Language: Belarusian language, Russian Language

Founded: 1990-07-27

Currency: Belarusian ruble

Area: 207560.0

Government: Presidential system, Republic

Anthem: My Belarusy

Divisions: Hrodna, Minsk Region, Vitsebsk, Homiel, Brest

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Bolivia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Sucre

Language: Baure Language, Quechua, Ayoreo language, Yaminawa language, Chimane language, + more

Founded: 1825-08-06

Currency: Bolivian boliviano

Area: 1098580.0

Government: Presidential system, Republic, Unitary state

Anthem: National Anthem of Bolivia

Divisions: Beni Department, Santa Cruz Department, Potosí, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, + more

Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and ...more

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Brasília

Language: Portuguese Language

Founded: 1822-09-07

Currency: Brazilian real

Area: 8515767.05

Government: Presidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

Anthem: Brazilian National Anthem

Divisions: Mato Grosso, Acre, Roraima, Minas Gerais, Telêmaco Borba, + more

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical ...more

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Santiago

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1810-09-18

Currency: Chilean peso

Area: 756096.3

Government: Presidential system, Democratic republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: National Anthem of Chile

Divisions: Santiago Metropolitan Region, San Felipe de Aconcagua Province, Coquimbo Region, Maule Region, Ranco Province, + more

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a American country in the south-west point of South America occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the ...more

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Colombia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Bogotá

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1810-07-20

Currency: Colombian peso

Area: 1138910.0

Government: Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: National Anthem of Colombia

Divisions: Antioquia department, Nariño department, Cesar department, Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, + more

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Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
San José

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1821-09-15

Currency: Costa Rican colón

Area: 51100.0

Government: Liberal democracy, Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Noble patria, tu hermosa bandera

Divisions: Guanacaste Province, Talamanca Canton, Puntarenas Province, Limón Province, San José Province, + more

Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea ...more

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Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Nicosia

Language: Turkish Language, Greek Language

Founded: 1960-08-16

Currency: Euro

Area: 9250.0

Government: Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Hymn to Liberty

Divisions: Paphos District, Nicosia District, Famagusta District, Larnaca District, Kyrenia District, + more

Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member ...more

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Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Santo Domingo

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1844-02-27

Currency: Dominican peso

Area: 48442.0

Government: Representative democracy, Republic, Democracy, Unitary state

Anthem: Valiant Quisqueyans

Divisions: Santiago Province, Santiago Rodríguez Province, Monte Plata Province, San Juan Province, La Romana Province, + more

The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western three-eighths of the island is occupied by the ...more

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Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Quito

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1822-05-24

Currency: United States dollar

Area: 283520.0

Government: Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Salve, Oh Patria

Divisions: Chimborazo Province, Galápagos Province, El Oro, Los Ríos Province, Cotopaxi, + more

Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific ...more

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El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
San Salvador

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1821-09-15

Currency: United States dollar

Area: 21040.0

Government: Presidential system, Constitutional republic

Anthem: National Anthem of El Salvador

Divisions: Usulután Department, Santa Ana Department, Ahuachapán Department, La Libertad Department, Cabañas Department, + more

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Equatorial Guinea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Malabo

Language: French Language, Portuguese Language, Spanish Language

Founded: 1968-10-12

Currency: Central African CFA franc

Area: 28051.0

Government: Presidential system, Republic, Dictatorship, Unitary state

Anthem: Caminemos pisando las sendas de nuestra inmensa felicidad

Divisions: Litoral Province, Kié-Ntem Province, Bioko Sur Province, Centro Sur Province, Annobón Province, + more

Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres. Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its ...more

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Federated States of Micr... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Palikir

Language: English Language

Founded: 1986-11-03

Currency: United States dollar

Area: 702.0

Government: Representative democracy, Presidential system, Republic, Federation, Non-partisan democracy

Anthem: Patriots of Micronesia

Divisions: Chuuk State, Kosrae State, Kosrae, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia

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Ghana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Accra

Language: English Language

Founded: 1957-03-06

Currency: Ghana cedi

Area: 238535.0

Government: Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: God Bless Our Homeland Ghana

Divisions: Brong-Ahafo Region, Upper East Region, Upper West Region, Volta Region, Greater Accra Region, + more

Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign multinational state and unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the ...more

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Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Guatemala City

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1821-09-15

Currency: Guatemalan quetzal

Area: 108890.0

Government: Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Himno Nacional de Guatemala

Divisions: Baja Verapaz Department, Zacapa Department, Izabal Department, Santa Rosa Department, Guatemala, + more

Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the ...more

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Haiti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Port-au-Prince

Language: French Language, Haitian Creole French Language

Founded: 1697

Currency: Haitian gourde

Area: 27751.0

Government: Republic, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state

Anthem: La Dessalinienne

Divisions: Sud Department, Ouest Department, Centre Department, Nippes Department, Artibonite Department, + more

Haiti, officially the Republic of Haïti, is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares ...more

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Honduras is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Tegucigalpa

Language: Spanish Language

Founded: 1821-09-15

Currency: Honduran lempira

Area: 112090.0

Government: Constitutional republic

Anthem: National Anthem of Honduras

Divisions: Atlántida Department, La Paz Department, Olancho Department, Ocotepeque Department, Cortés Department, + more

Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, is a republic in Central America. It was at times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the ...more

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Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Jakarta

Language: Indonesian Language

Founded: 1945-08-17

Currency: Indonesian rupiah

Area: 1919440.0

Government: Presidential system, Constitutional republic

Anthem: Indonesia Raya

Divisions: North Aceh Regency, Ngawi Regency, Central Lombok Regency, Bireuën Regency, Simeulue Regency, + more

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Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Astana

Language: Kazakh Language, Russian Language

Currency: Kazakhstani tenge

Area: 2717300.0

Government: Presidential system, Unitary state

Anthem: Meniñ Qazaqstanım

Divisions: Almaty, West Kazakhstan Province, Almaty Province, Kokshetau, Kyzylorda Province, + more

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Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Bishkek

Language: Kyrgyz language, Russian Language

Founded: 1991-08-31

Currency: Kyrgyzstani som

Area: 199900.0

Government: Presidential system, Republic, Parliamentary republic

Anthem: National Anthem of the Kyrgyz Republic

Divisions: Chuy Province, Issyk Kul Province, Osh Province, Jalal-Abad Province, Talas Province, + more

Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, formerly known as Kirghizia, is a country located in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, ...more

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