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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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    Liberia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Liberia

    Monrovia

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1821

    CurrencyLiberian dollar

    Area111370.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemAll Hail, Liberia, Hail!

    DivisionsGrand Gedeh County, Bong County, Sinoe County, Montserrado County, Grand Cape Mount County

    Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa bordered by Sierra... more on Wikipedia

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    Maldives is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    LanguageDhivehi language

    Founded1965-07-26

    CurrencyMaldivian rufiyaa

    Area300.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic

    AnthemGaumii salaam

    DivisionsShaviyani Atoll, Gaafu Alif Atoll, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Faafu Atoll, Malé Atoll

    Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean–Arabian... more on Wikipedia
  • 28
    Marshall Islands is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    LanguageMarshallese Language, English Language

    Founded1986-10-21

    CurrencyUnited States dollar

    Area181.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Presidential system, Republic, Unitary state

    AnthemForever Marshall Islands

    The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is an island country... more on Wikipedia

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  • 29
    Mexico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Mexico

    Mexico City

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1810-09-16

    CurrencyMexican peso

    Area1972550.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

    AnthemHimno Nacional Mexicano

    DivisionsÁlvaro Obregón, D.F., Hidalgo, San Simón Tolnahuac, Nayarit

    Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in North America. It is... more on Wikipedia

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    Mozambique is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    LanguagePortuguese Language

    Founded1975-06-25

    CurrencyMozambican metical

    Area801590.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic

    AnthemPátria Amada

    DivisionsGaza Province, Manica Province, Inhambane, Nampula Province, Niassa Province

    Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered... more on Wikipedia

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  • 31
    Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Nicaragua

    Managua

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1821-09-15

    CurrencyNicaraguan córdoba

    Area129494.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Unitary state

    AnthemSalve a ti, Nicaragua

    DivisionsChinandega Department, Río San Juan Department, Boaco Department, Carazo Department, Madriz Department

    Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central... more on Wikipedia

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  • 32
    Niger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    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

    Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named... more on Wikipedia

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  • 33
    Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Nigeria

    Abuja

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1960-10-01

    CurrencyNigerian naira

    Area923768.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Federal republic

    AnthemArise, O Compatriots

    DivisionsTaraba State, Osun State, Cross River State, Kogi State, Katsina State

    Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic... more on Wikipedia
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    Northern Mariana Islands is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    LanguageChamorro Language, English Language, Carolinian Language

    Founded1975

    CurrencyUnited States dollar

    Area477.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Presidential system

    AnthemGi Talo Gi Halom Tasi

    The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, is... more on Wikipedia
  • 35
    Palau is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Palau

    Melekeok

    LanguageEnglish Language, Palauan Language

    Founded1994-10-01

    CurrencyUnited States dollar

    Area458.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Presidential system, Republic, Unitary state, Non-partisan democracy

    AnthemBelau rekid

    Palau, officially the Republic of Palau, is an island country located in the western Pacific... more on Wikipedia

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  • 36
    Paraguay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Paraguay

    Asunción

    LanguageSpanish Language, Paraguayan Guaraní

    Founded1811-05-14

    CurrencyParaguayan guaraní

    Area406752.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Pluralist democracy, Presidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic

    AnthemNational anthem of Paraguay

    DivisionsBoquerón department, Concepción Department, Paraguarí Department, Ñeembucú Department, Alto Paraná Department

    Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a landlocked country in central South... more on Wikipedia
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    Peru is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Peru

    Lima

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1821-07-28

    CurrencyPeruvian nuevo sol

    Area1285216.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemNational Anthem of Peru

    DivisionsSan Martín Region, Apurímac Region, Amazonas Region, Moquegua Region, Puno Region

    Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered... more on Wikipedia
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    Philippines is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    LanguageEnglish Language, Filipino language

    Founded1521-03-16

    CurrencyPhilippine peso

    Area299404.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemLupang Hinirang

    DivisionsOlongapo, Cagayan, Tarlac, Camarines Sur, La Carlota

    The Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines, is a sovereign island... more on Wikipedia

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  • 39
    Russia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Russia

    Moscow

    LanguageRussian Language

    Founded1991-12-25

    CurrencyRussian ruble

    Area1.7098246E7

    GovernmentFederal republic, Semi-presidential system, Constitutional republic

    AnthemNational Anthem of Russia

    DivisionsKrasnodar Krai, Voronezh Oblast, Penza Oblast, Belgorod Oblast, Nenets Autonomous Okrug

    Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Somaliland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Somaliland

    Hargeisa

    LanguageArabic Language, Somali Language, English Language

    Founded1991-05-18

    CurrencySomaliland shilling

    Area137600.0

    GovernmentPresidential Republic, Constitutional republic

    AnthemSamo ku waar

    Somaliland is a self-declared independent state that is internationally recognized as an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 41
    South Africa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    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

    South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located in Southern... more on Wikipedia

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    South Korea is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    LanguageKorean Language

    CurrencySouth Korean won ₩

    Area100210.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemAegukga

    DivisionsNorth Jeolla Province, Seoul, North Gyeongsang Province, Daejeon, Gangwon Province

    South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, and commonly referred to as Korea, is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 43
    Sudan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Sudan

    Khartoum

    LanguageArabic Language, English Language

    Founded1956-01-01

    CurrencySudanese pound

    Area2505813.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Presidential system, Federal republic

    AnthemNahnu Jund Allah Jund Al-watan

    DivisionsDarfur Regional Authority, River Nile, Darfur, Sennar, Northern

    Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is an Arab republic in the Nile Valley of North... more on Wikipedia

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  • 44
    Syria is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Syria

    Damascus

    LanguageArabic Language

    Founded1961-09-28

    CurrencySyrian pound

    Area185180.0

    GovernmentSemi-presidential system, Unitary republic

    AnthemHumat ad-Diyar

    DivisionsAs-Suwayda, Daraa, Tartus Governorate, Deir ez-Zor, Lattakia

    Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon... more on Wikipedia

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    Tajikistan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Tajikistan

    Dushanbe

    LanguagePersian Language, Russian Language, Tajik Language

    CurrencyTajikistani somoni

    Area143100.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state

    AnthemSurudi Milli

    DivisionsDushanbe, Khatlon Province, Sughd Province, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, Qurghonteppa Oblast

    Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous landlocked sovereign... more on Wikipedia
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    Turkmenistan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Turkmenistan

    Ashgabat

    LanguageTurkmen Language

    Founded1991-10-27

    CurrencyTurkmenistan manat

    Area488100.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic

    AnthemNational anthem of Turkmenistan

    DivisionsAhal Province, Mary Province, Lebap Province, Daşoguz Province, Balkan Province

    Turkmenistan, formerly known as Turkmenia, is one of the Turkic states in Central Asia.... more on Wikipedia
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    United States of America is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    United States of America

    Washington, D.C.

    Founded1776-07-04

    CurrencyUnited States dollar

    Area9826675.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

    AnthemThe Star-Spangled Banner

    DivisionsNew Hampshire, Cowlitz County, Chicago, Marshall Islands, Montana

    The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 48
    Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Uruguay

    Montevideo

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1825-08-25

    CurrencyUruguayan peso

    Area176215.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemNational Anthem of Uruguay

    DivisionsSalto Department, Flores Department, Río Negro Department, Soriano Department, Rocha Department

    Uruguay, officially the República Oriental del Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern... more on Wikipedia
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    Uzbekistan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Uzbekistan

    Tashkent

    LanguageUzbek language

    CurrencyUzbekistani som

    Area447400.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic

    AnthemNational Anthem of Uzbekistan

    DivisionsSirdaryo Province, Tashkent, Surxondaryo Province, Jizzakh Province, Namangan Province

    Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan, is a doubly landlocked country in Central... more on Wikipedia

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  • 50
    Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

    Venezuela

    Caracas

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1811-07-05

    CurrencyVenezuelan bolívar

    Area916445.0

    GovernmentSocialist state, Presidential system, Federal republic, Republic, Federation

    AnthemGloria al Bravo Pueblo

    DivisionsFederal Dependencies of Venezuela, Delta Amacuro, Aragua, Barinas, Venezuela

    Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the... more on Wikipedia

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