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Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy

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List of countries, nations and states governed or ruled by a representative democracy, sorted alphabetically. In some cases nations may have multiple ruling bodies or government types, meaning they're not exclusively countries that are governed by representative democracy. This list of countries that use representative democracy 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 representative democracy governments then you're in the right place.

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This list answers the questions, "Which countries are ruled by representative democracy?" and "Which countries are governed by representative democracy?"
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Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
Phnom Penh

Language: Khmer language

Founded: 1953-11-09

Currency: Cambodian riel

Area: 181035.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Nokor Reach

Divisions: Siem Reap Province, Preah Vihear, Battambang Province, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, + more

Cambodia, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total ...more

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
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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Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
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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Federated States of Micr... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
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

The Federated States of Micronesia is an independent sovereign island nation and a United States associated state consisting of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae – ...more

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Guam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
Hagåtña

Language: Chamorro Language, English Language

Currency: United States dollar

Area: 549.0

Government: Representative democracy, Presidential system

Anthem: Stand Ye Guamanians

Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Guam is listed as ...more

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Marshall Islands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
Majuro

Language: Marshallese Language, English Language

Founded: 1986-10-21

Currency: United States dollar

Area: 181.0

Government: Representative democracy, Presidential system, Republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Forever Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date Line. ...more

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Northern Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
North Nicosia

Language: Turkish Language

Founded: 1983-11-15

Currency: Turkish lira

Area: 3355.0

Government: Republic

Anthem: İstiklâl Marşı

Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, is a self-declared state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus. Recognised only by Turkey, Northern ...more

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Northern Mariana Islands... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
Saipan

Language: Chamorro Language, English Language, Carolinian Language

Founded: 1975

Currency: United States dollar

Area: 477.0

Government: Representative democracy, Presidential system

Anthem: Gi Talo Gi Halom Tasi

The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, is one of five inhabited American insular areas. It is one of two territories with ...more

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Palau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
Melekeok

Language: English Language, Palauan Language

Founded: 1994-10-01

Currency: United States dollar

Area: 458.0

Government: Representative democracy, Presidential system, Republic, Unitary state, Non-partisan democracy

Anthem: Belau rekid

Palau, officially the Republic of Palau, is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is geographically part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The country's population ...more

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São Tomé a... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
São Tomé

Language: Portuguese Language

Founded: 1975-07-12

Currency: São Tomé and Príncipe dobra

Area: 964.0

Government: Representative democracy, Democracy, Semi-presidential system

Anthem: Independência total

Divisions: Príncipe Province

São Tomé and Príncipe officially the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the ...more

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Somaliland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
Hargeisa

Language: Arabic Language, Somali Language, English Language

Founded: 1991-05-18

Currency: Somaliland shilling

Area: 137600.0

Government: Presidential Republic, Constitutional republic

Anthem: Samo ku waar

Somaliland is a self-declared independent state that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia. The government of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the ...more
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Sudan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
Khartoum

Language: Arabic Language, English Language

Founded: 1956-01-01

Currency: Sudanese pound

Area: 2505813.0

Government: Representative democracy, Presidential system, Federal republic

Anthem: Nahnu Jund Allah Jund Al-watan

Divisions: Darfur Regional Authority, River Nile, Darfur, Sennar, Northern, + more

Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is an Arab republic in the Nile Valley of North Africa, bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to ...more

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Tuvalu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Countries Ruled by Representative Democracy
Tuvalu Funafuti

Language: Tuvaluan Language, English Language

Founded: 1978-10-01

Currency: Australian dollar, Tuvaluan dollar

Area: 26.0

Government: Representative democracy, Parliamentary system, Non-partisan democracy, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Tuvalu mo te Atua

Divisions: Nukulaelae, Niutao, Nui, Funafuti, Nukufetau, + more

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