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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?"
  • Afghanistan1

    LanguageFarsi, Eastern Language, Pashto language


    CurrencyAfghan afghani


    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

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  • Algeria2



    LanguageArabic Language


    CurrencyAlgerian dinar


    GovernmentPresidential system, Semi-presidential system


    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

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  • Angola3



    LanguagePortuguese Language


    CurrencyAngolan kwanza


    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

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  • Argentina4


    Buenos Aires

    LanguageSpanish Language


    CurrencyArgentine peso


    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

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  • Armenia5



    LanguageArmenian Language


    CurrencyArmenian dram


    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

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  • Azerbaijan6

    LanguageAzerbaijani language


    CurrencyAzerbaijani manat


    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

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  • Belarus7



    LanguageBelarusian language, Russian Language


    CurrencyBelarusian ruble


    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

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  • Bolivia8



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


    CurrencyBolivian boliviano


    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

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  • Brazil9



    LanguagePortuguese Language


    CurrencyBrazilian real


    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

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  • Chile10



    LanguageSpanish Language


    CurrencyChilean peso


    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

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  • Colombia11



    LanguageSpanish Language


    CurrencyColombian peso


    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

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  • Costa Rica12

    Costa Rica

    San José

    LanguageSpanish Language


    CurrencyCosta Rican colón


    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

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  • Cyprus13



    LanguageTurkish Language, Greek Language




    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

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  • Dominican Republic14

    Dominican Republic

    Santo Domingo

    LanguageSpanish Language


    CurrencyDominican peso


    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

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  • Ecuador15



    LanguageSpanish Language


    CurrencyUnited States dollar


    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

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  • El Salvador16

    El Salvador

    San Salvador

    LanguageSpanish Language


    CurrencyUnited States dollar


    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

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  • Equatorial Guinea17

    LanguageFrench Language, Portuguese Language, Spanish Language


    CurrencyCentral African CFA franc


    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
  • Federated States of Micronesia18

    LanguageEnglish Language


    CurrencyUnited States dollar


    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
  • Ghana19



    LanguageEnglish Language


    CurrencyGhana cedi


    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

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  • Guatemala20


    Guatemala City

    LanguageSpanish Language


    CurrencyGuatemalan quetzal


    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

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  • Haiti21



    LanguageFrench Language, Haitian Creole French Language


    CurrencyHaitian gourde


    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

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  • Honduras22



    LanguageSpanish Language


    CurrencyHonduran lempira


    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

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  • Indonesia23



    LanguageIndonesian Language


    CurrencyIndonesian rupiah


    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

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  • Kazakhstan24

    LanguageKazakh Language, Russian Language

    CurrencyKazakhstani tenge


    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

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  • Kyrgyzstan25



    LanguageKyrgyz language, Russian Language


    CurrencyKyrgyzstani som


    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

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