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It's tough to keep track of all the different systems of government, so this is a list of countries, nations, and states governed or ruled by a republic. Some nations may have multiple ruling bodies or government types, meaning they're not exclusively countries that are governed by republic, but every entry here is built at least partially on a Republican model. This list of countries that use the republic as their form of government also boasts other facts about each nation, including the official language and currency in each republican country today. There are many, many countries with republic governments in the world, and now you can keep track of them all.

Examples of sovereign states on this list include Colombia and the Marshall Islands, as well as Mozambique and the United States of America. These Republican countries may be different in countless respects, but all incorporate republican representation in their civic structures. This list answers the question, "Which countries are ruled by republic?" It's the perfect resource if you've been wondering, "Which countries are governed by republic?"

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Angola is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Luanda 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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Bolivia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Sucre 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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Bosnia and Herzegovina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH, and in short often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula. ...more

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Burkina Faso is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa around 274,200 square kilometres in size. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; ...more

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Burundi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Bujumbura Burundi or, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of Southeast Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, ...more

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Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Yaoundé Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and ...more

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Cape Verde is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Praia Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometres off the ...more

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Central African Republic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Bangui The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...more

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Chad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
N'Djamena Chad, officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and ...more

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Santiago 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 Republic
Bogotá Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by ...more

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Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
San José 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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Côte d’Ivoire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Yamoussoukro Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country in West Africa. Ivory Coast's de jure capital is Yamoussoukro and the biggest city is the port ...more

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Democratic Republic of the Con... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Kinshasa The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, Congo, Congo-Kinshasa, DROC, or RDC, is a country located in Central Africa. It borders the Republic of the Congo, the Central ...more

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Djibouti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Djibouti Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. ...more

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Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Quito 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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Egypt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Cairo Egypt is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. It is the world's only contiguous ...more

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El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
San Salvador El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador, with ...more

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Equatorial Guinea is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Malabo 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 Micronesia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Palikir 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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Fiji is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Suva Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are ...more

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Finland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Helsinki Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north and Russia to the east; Estonia lies to the south across ...more

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France is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Paris France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the ...more

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French First Republic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
French First Republic Paris In the history of France, the First Republic, officially the French Republic, was founded on 22 September 1792 during the French Revolution. The First Republic lasted until the declaration of ...more

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Gabon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Libreville Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic, is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa. Located on the equator, Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to ...more

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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Tbilisi Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the ...more

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Ghana is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Accra 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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Guinea is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Conakry Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea, is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea, it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbour ...more

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Guinea-Bissau is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Bissau Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, GI-nee-bi-SOW, is a country in West Africa. It covers 36,125 km² with an estimated population of 1,704,000. Guinea-Bissau was once ...more

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Honduras is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Tegucigalpa 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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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Budapest Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the ...more

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India is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
New Delhi India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most ...more

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Israel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Jerusalem Israel or, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria in ...more

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Kenya is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Nairobi Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya lies on the equator with the Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the ...more

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Kiribati is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
South Tarawa Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The nation comprises 33 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island, Banaba. They have a ...more

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Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Bishkek 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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Lebanon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Beirut Lebanon, officially the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the ...more

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Liberia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Monrovia Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Ivory Coast to its east. It covers an area of 111,369 ...more

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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Antananarivo Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa. The nation comprises ...more

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Maldives is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Malé Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean–Arabian Sea area, consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, oriented north-south, that lie between ...more

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Mali is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Bamako Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population ...more

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Marshall Islands is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Majuro 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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Mauritania is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Nouakchott Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa, and is bordered by the ...more

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Montenegro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Podgorica Montenegro is a country in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to ...more

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Mozambique is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Maputo Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe ...more

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Namibia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Windhoek Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, and formerly South West Africa, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and ...more

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Nauru is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Yaren District Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia in the Central Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 ...more

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Nepal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Kathmandu Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres and a population of approximately 27 million, ...more

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Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Managua Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. The country is situated ...more

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North Korea is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Countries Ruled by a Republic
Pyongyang North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The capital and largest city is Pyongyang. North Korea ...more