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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

    LanguageFarsi, Eastern Language, Pashto language

    Founded1919-08-08

    CurrencyAfghan afghani

    Area652225.0

    GovernmentIslamic republic

    AnthemAfghan National Anthem

    DivisionsHelmand Province, Takhar Province, Faryab Province, Zabul Province, Paktika Province

    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located... more on Wikipedia
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    Algeria

    Algeria

    Algiers

    LanguageArabic Language

    Founded1962

    CurrencyAlgerian dinar

    Area2381741.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Semi-presidential system

    AnthemKassaman

    DivisionsEl Oued Province, Béjaïa Province, Oran Province, Ouargla Province, Sidi Bel Abbès Province

    Algeria, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in North Africa on... more on Wikipedia
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    Angola

    Angola

    Luanda

    LanguagePortuguese Language

    Founded1975-11-11

    CurrencyAngolan kwanza

    Area1246700.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Unitary state

    AnthemAngola Avante

    DivisionsCabinda Province, Lunda Norte Province, Moxico Province, Huambo Province, Huíla Province

    Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country in Southern Africa. It is the seventh... more on Wikipedia
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    Argentina

    Argentina

    Buenos Aires

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1816-07-09

    CurrencyArgentine peso

    Area2780400.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Presidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

    AnthemArgentine National Anthem

    DivisionsSan Juan Province, Argentina, Comuna 5, Lihuel Calel department, Maipú Department

    Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic is a federal republic located in southeastern... more on Wikipedia

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    Armenia

    Armenia

    Yerevan

    LanguageArmenian Language

    Founded1918-05-28

    CurrencyArmenian dram

    Area29743.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Presidential system, Republic

    AnthemMer Hayrenik

    DivisionsKotayk Province, Armavir Province, Yerevan, Shirak Province, Aragatsotn Province

    Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a mountainous country in the South Caucasus... more on Wikipedia
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    Azerbaijan

    LanguageAzerbaijani language

    Founded1991-08-30

    CurrencyAzerbaijani manat

    Area86600.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemAzərbaycan marşı

    DivisionsShabran District, Ağcabədi, Saatly District, Qazax, Jabrayil District

    Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a contiguous transcontinental... more on Wikipedia
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    Belarus

    Belarus

    Minsk

    LanguageBelarusian language, Russian Language

    Founded1990-07-27

    CurrencyBelarusian ruble

    Area207560.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic

    AnthemMy Belarusy

    DivisionsHrodna, Minsk Region, Vitsebsk, Homiel, Brest

    Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Bolivia

    Bolivia

    Sucre

    LanguageBaure Language, Quechua, Ayoreo language, Yaminawa language, Chimane language

    Founded1825-08-06

    CurrencyBolivian boliviano

    Area1098580.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Unitary state

    AnthemNational Anthem of Bolivia

    DivisionsBeni Department, Santa Cruz Department, Potosí, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca

    Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country... more on Wikipedia
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    Brazil

    Brazil

    Brasília

    LanguagePortuguese Language

    Founded1822-09-07

    CurrencyBrazilian real

    Area8515767.05

    GovernmentPresidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

    AnthemBrazilian National Anthem

    DivisionsMato Grosso, Acre, Roraima, Minas Gerais, Telêmaco Borba

    Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South... more on Wikipedia
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    Chile

    Chile

    Santiago

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1810-09-18

    CurrencyChilean peso

    Area756096.3

    GovernmentPresidential system, Democratic republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemNational Anthem of Chile

    DivisionsSantiago Metropolitan Region, San Felipe de Aconcagua Province, Coquimbo Region, Maule Region, Ranco Province

    Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a American country in the south-west point of... more on Wikipedia

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    Colombia

    Colombia

    Bogotá

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1810-07-20

    CurrencyColombian peso

    Area1138910.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemNational Anthem of Colombia

    DivisionsAntioquia department, Nariño department, Cesar department, Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina

    Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South... more on Wikipedia

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    Costa Rica

    Costa Rica

    San José

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1821-09-15

    CurrencyCosta Rican colón

    Area51100.0

    GovernmentLiberal democracy, Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemNoble patria, tu hermosa bandera

    DivisionsGuanacaste Province, Talamanca Canton, Puntarenas Province, Limón Province, San José Province

    Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered... more on Wikipedia

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    Cyprus

    Cyprus

    Nicosia

    LanguageTurkish Language, Greek Language

    Founded1960-08-16

    CurrencyEuro

    Area9250.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemHymn to Liberty

    DivisionsPaphos District, Nicosia District, Famagusta District, Larnaca District, Kyrenia District

    Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean... more on Wikipedia
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    Dominican Republic

    Dominican Republic

    Santo Domingo

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1844-02-27

    CurrencyDominican peso

    Area48442.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Republic, Democracy, Unitary state

    AnthemValiant Quisqueyans

    DivisionsSantiago Province, Santiago Rodríguez Province, Monte Plata Province, San Juan Province, La Romana Province

    The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles... more on Wikipedia
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    Ecuador

    Ecuador

    Quito

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1822-05-24

    CurrencyUnited States dollar

    Area283520.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemSalve, Oh Patria

    DivisionsChimborazo Province, Galápagos Province, El Oro, Los Ríos Province, Cotopaxi

    Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in... more on Wikipedia

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    El Salvador

    El Salvador

    San Salvador

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1821-09-15

    CurrencyUnited States dollar

    Area21040.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic

    AnthemNational Anthem of El Salvador

    DivisionsUsulután Department, Santa Ana Department, Ahuachapán Department, La Libertad Department, Cabañas Department

    El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely... more on Wikipedia

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    Equatorial Guinea

    LanguageFrench Language, Portuguese Language, Spanish Language

    Founded1968-10-12

    CurrencyCentral African CFA franc

    Area28051.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Dictatorship, Unitary state

    AnthemCaminemos pisando las sendas de nuestra inmensa felicidad

    DivisionsLitoral Province, Kié-Ntem Province, Bioko Sur Province, Centro Sur Province, Annobón Province

    Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located in... more on Wikipedia
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    Federated States of Micronesia

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1986-11-03

    CurrencyUnited States dollar

    Area702.0

    GovernmentRepresentative democracy, Presidential system, Republic, Federation, Non-partisan democracy

    AnthemPatriots of Micronesia

    DivisionsChuuk State, Kosrae State, Kosrae, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia

    The Federated States of Micronesia is an independent sovereign island nation and a United... more on Wikipedia
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    Ghana

    Ghana

    Accra

    LanguageEnglish Language

    Founded1957-03-06

    CurrencyGhana cedi

    Area238535.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemGod Bless Our Homeland Ghana

    DivisionsBrong-Ahafo Region, Upper East Region, Upper West Region, Volta Region, Greater Accra Region

    Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign multinational state and unitary... more on Wikipedia
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    Guatemala

    Guatemala

    Guatemala City

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1821-09-15

    CurrencyGuatemalan quetzal

    Area108890.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

    AnthemHimno Nacional de Guatemala

    DivisionsBaja Verapaz Department, Zacapa Department, Izabal Department, Santa Rosa Department, Guatemala

    Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by... more on Wikipedia

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    Haiti

    Haiti

    Port-au-Prince

    LanguageFrench Language, Haitian Creole French Language

    Founded1697

    CurrencyHaitian gourde

    Area27751.0

    GovernmentRepublic, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state

    AnthemLa Dessalinienne

    DivisionsSud Department, Ouest Department, Centre Department, Nippes Department, Artibonite Department

    Haiti, officially the Republic of Haïti, is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western,... more on Wikipedia
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    Honduras

    Honduras

    Tegucigalpa

    LanguageSpanish Language

    Founded1821-09-15

    CurrencyHonduran lempira

    Area112090.0

    GovernmentConstitutional republic

    AnthemNational Anthem of Honduras

    DivisionsAtlántida Department, La Paz Department, Olancho Department, Ocotepeque Department, Cortés Department

    Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, is a republic in Central America. It was at... more on Wikipedia
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    Indonesia

    Indonesia

    Jakarta

    LanguageIndonesian Language

    Founded1945-08-17

    CurrencyIndonesian rupiah

    Area1919440.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Constitutional republic

    AnthemIndonesia Raya

    DivisionsNorth Aceh Regency, Ngawi Regency, Central Lombok Regency, Bireuën Regency, Simeulue Regency

    Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a sovereign state in Southeast... more on Wikipedia

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    Kazakhstan

    LanguageKazakh Language, Russian Language

    CurrencyKazakhstani tenge

    Area2717300.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Unitary state

    AnthemMeniñ Qazaqstanım

    DivisionsAlmaty, West Kazakhstan Province, Almaty Province, Kokshetau, Kyzylorda Province

    Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with its... more on Wikipedia

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    Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan

    Bishkek

    LanguageKyrgyz language, Russian Language

    Founded1991-08-31

    CurrencyKyrgyzstani som

    Area199900.0

    GovernmentPresidential system, Republic, Parliamentary republic

    AnthemNational Anthem of the Kyrgyz Republic

    DivisionsChuy Province, Issyk Kul Province, Osh Province, Jalal-Abad Province, Talas Province

    Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, formerly known as Kirghizia, is a country located... more on Wikipedia

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