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Government House is the name usually given to the residence of Governors-General, Governors and Lieutenant-Governors in the Commonwealth and the British Empire. Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered company which has... A Lieutenant Governor or Lieutenant-Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... The Commonwealth of Nations, usually known as the Commonwealth, is an association of 53 independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former territories of the British Empire. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ...


The House functions nearly as a presidential palace. It serves as the venue for the Governor's official business, serving as the official place of business for the administration, as well as the many receptions and functions hosted by the occupant.


As the office of the Governor, Government House is also used as a metaphor to refer to the Government or the Governor. In language, a metaphor (from the Greek: metapherin) is a rhetorical trope defined as a direct comparison between two or more seemingly unrelated subjects. ...


Government House is a residence for a governor; so now many Commonwealth nations without the British monarch as Head of State name their presidential palaces State House or President's House. Look up monarch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Queen Elizabeth II, is the Head of State of 16 countries including: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand and the Bahamas, as well as crown colonies and overseas territories of the United Kingdom. ... Immediately in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan is the Jaipur Column, topped by a star. ...

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Africa

Africa is the worlds second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia. ... This is a list of Government Houses in Africa. ... The mountainous and largely arid land that came to be Basutoland was populated by San (bushmen, Qhuaique) until the end of the 16th century. ... The Bechuanaland Protectorate (BP) was a protectorate established in 1885 by Britain in the area of what is now Botswana. ... British East Africa was a British protectorate in East Africa, covering generally the area of present-day Kenya and lasting from 1890 to 1920, when it became the colony of Kenya. ... State House was originally known as Government House. ... The flag of Buganda Buganda is the kingdom of the 52 clans of the Baganda people, the largest of the traditional kingdoms in present-day Uganda. ... Flag of Gold Coast Gold Coast was a British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa. ... Flag of Northern Rhodesia. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...  Senegal  The Gambia Senegambia was a loose confederation between the West African country of Senegal and its neighbor the Gambia, which is almost completely surrounded by Senegal, except for an outlet to the sea. ... The State House is the official residence of the President of The Gambia. ... Southern Rhodesia was the name given to the British colony situated immediately to the north of South Africa, known today as Zimbabwe. ... Flag of Tanganyika Tanganyika was an East African republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, named after Lake Tanganyika, which formed its western border. ... Map of Zanzibars main island Zanzibar (IPA pronunciation: ), as used today, is the collective name for two East African islands off mainland Tanzania: Unguja (also called Zanzibar) and Pemba. ...

Australia

This is a list of Government Houses of Australia. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Government House from the lookout on Lady Denman Drive Government House Locality Map within the ACT Government House, Canberra, commonly known as Yarralumla is the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia, located in the suburb of Yarralumla, Canberra. ... The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, and since its opening it has become an international symbol of Sydney Sydney (pronounced ) is the state capital of New South Wales, located on the east coast of Australia. ... Admiralty House is located in Kirribilli, on the northern foreshore of Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Emblems: Floral - Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii); Mammal - Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus); Bird - Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) Motto: Cygnis Insignis (Distinguished by its swans) Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Const. ... Government House, the residence of the Governor of Western Australia. ... Emblems: Floral - Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima); Bird - Kookaburra (Dacelo Gigas); Animal - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus); Fish - Blue Groper (Achoerodus Viridis) Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Const. ... Government House is located in Sydney and was the official residence of the Governor of New South Wales, Australia. ... Emblems: Pink heath (floral) helmeted honeyeater (bird) Leadbeaters possum (faunal) Motto: Peace and Prosperity Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place To Be, On The Move Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Governor Premier Const. ... Government House, Melbourne Government House, Melbourne is the office and official residence of the Governor of Victoria. ... Emblems: Flora - Tasmanian Blue Gum; Fauna - none Motto: Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Slogan or Nickname: The Apple Isle Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Const. ... Government House, Hobart is the home and official residence of the Governor of Tasmania, Australia. ... Emblems: Faunal - Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus); Floral - Cooktown orchid (Dendrobium bigibbum); Bird - Brolga (Grus rubicunda); Aquatic - Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos); Gem - Sapphire; Colour - Maroon Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Const. ... Completed in 1862, Old Government House is located at the Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point campus. ... Completed in 1862, the first Government House is located at the Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point campus. ... Emblems: Sturts Desert Rose (floral) Motto: None Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Const. ... Government House in Darwin is the home and official residence of the Governor of the Northern Territory, Australia. ... Emblems: Hairy Nosed Wombat (faunal); Leafy Seadragon (marine); Piping Shrike (bird: unofficial); Sturts Desert Pea (floral); Opal (gemstone) Motto: United for the Common Wealth Slogan or Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Const. ... Government House, located in Adelaide is the official residence of the Governor of South Australia, Australia. ...

Asia

World map showing the location of Asia. ... The facade of the Government House. ... The Istana, the official residence and office of the President of Singapore. ...

British India

British India (otherwise known as The British Raj) was a historical period during which most of the Indian subcontinent, or present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, were under the colonial authority of the British Empire (Undivided India). ... Belvedere Estate consists of Belvedere House and the 30 acre (120,000 m²) grounds surrounding it, in which the National Library of India is housed. ... Kolkata (Bangla: (?) কলকাতা) (formerly ) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. ... Government House, Calcutta,by John Christian Schetky Raj Bhavan is the the Governors house in Kolkata,West Bengal. ... Immediately in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan is the Jaipur Column, topped by a star. ... It has been suggested that National Capital Territory of Delhi be merged into this article or section. ... On the Observatory Hills of Shimla, is located the Viceregal Lodge. ... Shimla (Hindi: शिमला, Urdu: شملہ), the summer capital of the erstwhile British Raj in India, is nestled in the middle Himalyas in northern India. ... Ajmer-Merwara (also Ajmere-Merwara) is a former province of British India. ... Assam (Assamese: অসম, Hindi: असम; Ôxôm) is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur. ... Raj Bhavan is the name of the official residence of the Governor of Meghalaya as in other states of India. ... The Chief Commissioners Province of Baluchistan was a former province of Pakistan located in the northern parts of modern Balochistan province. ... Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... Government House, Calcutta,by John Christian Schetky Raj Bhavan is the the Governors house in Kolkata,West Bengal. ... For other uses, see Bihar (disambiguation). ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... Raj Bhavan is the name of the official residence of the Governor of Maharashtra as in other states of India. ... A British Raj province comprising British conquests from the Mughals and Marathas in central India. ... A coffee plantation in Coorg Kodagu (previously called Coorg) is a district of Karnataka state, India. ... Raj Bhavan is the name of the official residence of the Governor of Karnataka as in other states of India. ... Madras refers to: the Indian city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras, the former Indian state, now known as Tamil Nadu (Plural of Madra): Ancient people of Iranian affinites, who lived in northwest Panjab in the Uttarapatha division of ancient India. ... Built by the Dutch in India, Bolgatty Palace is located in the scenic island popularly known as Bolgatty island in Kochi, Kerala. ... Mysore (Kannada: ಮೈಸೂರು) is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. ... North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is geographically the smallest of the four provinces of Pakistan. ... Orissa (Hindi: ) (2001 provisional pop. ... Punjab was a province of British India. ... Sindh (Sind) (Sindhi: سنڌ ;Urdu: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis, Muhajirs and various other groups. ... United Provinces, 1903 The United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, mainly referred to simply as the United Provinces, was a former province of British India, which existed from 1902 to 1947. ... The Raj Bhavan of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow is over 200 years old. ...

British West Indies

The British West Indies are those islands in the Caribbean that are or were British colonies. ... Government House, Saint Johns, Antigua & Barbuda The official residence as well as office of the Governor General, was built in the 17th Century Colonial style with Georgian architecture and extensive gardens. ... Government House is the official residence of the Governor Genereal of the Bahamas. ... Government House, located in Hamilton, is the official residence of the Governor of Bermuda. ... British Honduras was the former name of a British colony on the east coast of Central America, now the independent nation of Belize. ... The finest colonial structure in Belize City, Government House (now the House of Culture Museum) is said to have been built to plans by the illustrious British architect Sir Christopher Wren with a combination of Caribbean Vernacular and English Urban architecture. ... Government House, located in Roadtown, is the official residence of the Governor of the British Virgin Islands. ... Government House, located in Roseau, was the official residence of the Governors of Dominica. ... Mosquito Coast, Honduras/Nicaragua The article is about the Central American area. ... Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an independent sovereign state of the Caribbean, part of the Commonwealth of Nations. ... A former British colony in the Caribbean. ... Government House, located in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, is the official residence of the Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Turks and Caicos Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the Caribbean, southeast of the Bahamas, at 21°45′ N 71°35′ W. The thirty islands total 166 sq. ...

Canada

This is a list of Government Houses in Canada. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location City Information Established: 1850 as Bytown Area: 2,778. ... Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, and is the place of residence of the Monarch of Canada when visiting Ottawa. ... Motto : « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Quebec Official logo Country  Canada Province Québec Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Constitution date 1833 Geographical code Founder Foundation date Samuel... View of the fortifications of the Citadel, with the Parliament Building behind The Citadel - the French name is used both in English and French - is a military installation and official residence located atop Cap Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Official languages None Capital St. ... Government House (St. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages None Flower Ladys slipper Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Government House in Charlottetown is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None (English,French,Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Government House in Halifax, Nova Scotia is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Flower Violet Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 71 450 km² 1... Old Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower White garden lily Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183... Spencerwood, the former official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Québec. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Chorley Park. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English (French is an official language of the Manitoban legislature and courts) Flower Pasqueflower Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of... Manitobas Government House is the official residence of the lieutenant governor of Manitoba. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Flower Western Red Lily Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 7th 651,036 km² 591... Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan, was constructed as a residence for the Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Territories, whose territorial headquarters were in Regina until the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta were created out of the Territories in 1905 and Regina became the capital of Saskatchewan. ... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Flower Wild rose Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 642,317 km² 19... In 1910, the Province of Alberta purchased the property where Government House now stands, as well as the immediate surrounding area. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... British Columbias Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. ...

Europe

World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Perhaps the finest examples of architecture from the British period is the Presidential Palace in Nicosia. ... Palestine (Hebrew: Eretz Israel, Arabic: ‎ Filastīn or Falastīn) is one of many historical names for the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Jordan River, plus various adjoining lands to the east and south. ...

New Zealand

This is a list of Government Houses in New Zealand. ... The Auckland Metropolitan Area, or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... The site of the present day Government House, Auckland was first built upon in the 1880s or 1890s, although some of the trees are slightly older, dating from the 1870s. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second-largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... Government House, Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand is the principal residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand. ...

South Africa

The following is a list of Government Houses of South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Government House was built between 1902 and 1906 as the official residence of the Lieutenant General of the Transvaal Colony. ... Flag of Transvaal The Transvaal (lit. ... Under the Union of South Africa and after that under the Republic of South Africa, the old Cape Colony became the Cape of Good Hope Province (though it was commonly known as the Cape Province). ... Government House located in Cape Town was the official residence of the Governor of the Cape Province, South Africa. ... Capital Bloemfontein Created 1854 Dissolved 1900 Official language Dutch (Afrikaans more common) The Orange Free State (Afrikaans: Oranje Vrystaat) was an independent country in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a province in South Africa. ... Government House, located in Bloemfontein, was the official residence of the Governor of the Orange Free State, South Africa. ... Natal is a former British colony, and a South African province. ... The Old Government House, located in Pietermaritzburg, was the official residence of the Lieutenant-Governor of Natal, South Africa, Benjamin Pine, who arrived in Natal in 1851. ...

South America

South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... British Guiana and its boundary lines, 1896 Flag of British Guiana British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. ... Government House, located in Georgetown, was the official residence of the Governor of British Guiana, now Guyana. ... Government House in Stanley has been the home of the Falkland Islands London-appointed Governors since the mid-19th century. ... Motto: Leo Terram Propriam Protegat (Latin: The Lion shall protect his own land) Official language English Capital Grytviken Commissioner Howard Pearce Area  - Total  - % water not ranked 3,093 km² - Population  - Total (2006 E)  - Density not ranked ~20 n/a; Currency GBP Time zone UTC/GMT -2 National anthem God Save...

South Pacific

The South Pacific is an area in the southern Pacific Ocean. ... Government House is the home of the President of Fiji. ... The Gilbert and Ellice Islands were a British protectorate from 1892 and colony from 1916 — until 1 January 1976 when the islands were divided into two different colonies which became independent nations shortly after. ... The Savage Islands (in Portuguese: Ilhas Selvagens; actually means Salvage, not Savage) form a small archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean between Madeira (280 km) and the Canary Islands (165 km). ... The Independent State of Samoa (conventional long form) or Samoa (conventional short form) is a country comprising a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. ...

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