Thursday, November 29, 2012

Famous Address of Presidents and Prime Ministers

President of USA
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States.

The White House, at one time was well-known as Executive Mansion (between 1810 and 1902), the official office and residence of the president of the USA which is situated at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. in Washington, D.C. The White House and its landscaped area cover 18 acres (about 7.2 hectares). Since the year 1789–97, during the administration of George Washington, who had the presidential residences in New York and Philadelphia, every American president has resided at the White House.

Address: 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest Washington, DC 20500, United States or (202) 456-2121.

President of Russian Federation 
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician who has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012.

The complex of Kremlin serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. The Moscow Kremlin known as Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the South), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the East) and the Alexander Garden (to the West). It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes 4 palaces, 4 cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. Other than Kremlin there are 2 other residences meant for the President. Novo-Ogaryovo , also Novo-Ogarevo, is an estate in the Odintsovo District of Moscow Oblast to the west of the city, by the Rublyovo-Uspenskoye Highway and is the location of a suburban official residence of the President of Russia, officially recognized as such in 2000. Zavidovo is a village (selo) in Konakovsky District of Tver Oblast, Russia. It is used as an official residence place for the President of Russia, and was also used by the Soviet leaders. The residence is situated in the Zavidovo nature reserve.

Address: Moscow Kremlin, The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia -103 073 or
8 (495) 695-37-76.

President of People's Republic of China
Hu Jintao is the President. He was the leader of the fourth generation of leadership of the Communist Party of China. He was General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 2002 to 2012, Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the CPC from 2004 to 2012.

Zhongnanhai is the palace located in central Beijing, China adjacent to the Forbidden City Zhongnanhai served as a government centre again since the early days of the People's Republic of China, founded in 1949, which built many of the structures in the compound. The compound housed the Communist Party of China Central Committee, as well as the State Council (Central government). Early leaders, such as Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and Deng Xiaoping lived in the compound. The term Zhongnanhai is closely linked with the central government and senior Communist Party officials. The state leaders, including Hu Jintao, and other top CPC and PRC leadership figures carry out their daily administrative activities inside the compound, such as meetings with foreign dignitaries. China Central Television shows footage of meetings inside the compound, but limits its coverage largely to views of the interior of buildings.

Address: Zhongnanhai, the Presidential Palace, West Chang'an Avenue, Xicheng, Beijing, China.

Queen of England
Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states and their territories and dependencies, as well as head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations.

Buckingham Palace, situated at Greater London in UK is the residence of the Queen.  She has several palaces, including St. James Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Address: Buckingham Palace, Greater London, London, SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom or +44 20 7766 7301.

Prime Minister of England
David Cameron the Current Prime Minister was appointed on 11 May 2010.

The official residence of British Prime Minister is at Downing Street in London.  Downing Street is located in Whitehall in central London, a few minutes' walk from the Houses of Parliament and a little farther from Buckingham Palace. The street was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing on the site of a mansion called Hampden House. The houses on the west side of the street were demolished in the 19th century to make way for government offices, now occupied by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It has been the official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, and thus the residence of the British Prime Minister, as in modern times the two roles have been filled by the same person. It has fulfilled this role since 1735.

Address: 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA, United Kingdom or +44 20 7925 0918

President of France
François Gerard Georges Nicolas Hollande is the 24th and current President of France. He took office on 15 May 2012. 

The official residence, and the offices of the French presidency, are hosted in the Elysée Palace, near the bottom of the Champs-Elysées in Paris, France.

Address: Elysée Palace, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

President of Italy
Giorgio Napolitano is the President of Italy in 2012. He became the 11th President of Italy on 2006 May 15. It has a 'president of the council of ministers' (prime minister - head of government - premier) and a 'president of the republic', both appointed by the parliament.

The President resides in Rome at the Quirinal Palace, and also has at his disposal the presidential holdings of Castelporziano, near Rome, and Villa Rosebery, in Naples.

Address: Al Presidente della Repubblica Italiana On.le Dott. Giorgio Napolitano Palazzo del Quirinale 00187 ROMA

President of India
Pranab Kumar Mukherjee is the 13th and current President of India, in office since July 2012.

Rashtrapati Bhavan (in Hindi language for Presidential House) is the official residence of the President of India. Before India got independence, the British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens, a major member of the city-planning process, had taken up the primary architectural responsibility of this structure. On June 14, 1912 Lutyens sent from his place Simla the beautiful original sketches to Herbert Baker. It was then constructed as per the Lutyens' design which was magnificent and classical, with colors and details inspired by the Indian architecture.

Address: Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, Delhi - 110004

President of Pakistan
Asif Ali Zardari is the 11th and current President of Pakistan. He is co-chairman of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party and the widower of Benazir Bhutto.

Presidency is the official residence and principal workplace of the president (presidential palace) located in the north-east of Islamabad. Since the 18th amendment to the constitution, Pakistan has been shifted back to the parliamentary democratic republic.

Address: President House, Presidency Road, Islamabad, Pakistan

President of Germany
Joachim Gauck is the current President of Germany. A former Lutheran pastor, he came to prominence as an anti-communist civil rights activist in East Germany.

Schloss Bellevue is the official residence of the German President (Bundespräsident in German) since 1994. The palace in the central Tiergarten district of Berlin is situated on the northern edge of the Grosser Tiergarten park, on the banks of the Spree river, near the Berlin Victory Column. Its name (beautiful view in French) derives from the scenic prospect over the river course. The President's second official residence is the Hammerschmidt Villa in Bonn.

Address: Schloss Bellevue, Spreeweg 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany, 030 20000.

Queen of the Netherlands (Holland)
Queen Beatrix is the regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands comprising the Netherlands, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and Aruba.

Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague is the residence of Queen. She and her family moved into the palace in 1981. Before that, Queen Beatrix, Prince Claus and their children lived in Drakensteyn Castle in Baarn. Huis ten Bosch Palace is situated in the Haagse Bos forest and is only a 15-minute drive from De Horsten Estate in Wassenaar, where Prince Willem-Alexander and his family live.

Address: Huis ten Bosch Palace, Marlot, The Hague, Netherlands

Prime Minister of the Netherlands (Holland)
Mark Rutte is the Prime Minister and a Dutch politician. He is Prime Minister since 14 October 2010 and the Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy since 29 June 2006.

Catshuis has been the official residence of the prime minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, since 1963. The prime minister(Is the head of government)  is active in some functions related to international affairs, attending the European Council every 6 months and maintaining bilateral contacts. The prime minister's office is a hexagon shaped tower, known as The Little Tower (orHet Torentje in Dutch) on the Binnenhof in The Hague. Catshuis, the official residence is used for official functions.

Address: Catshuis, Zorgvliet, The Hague, Netherlands

Emperor of Japan
Akihito is the current reigning Emperor of Japan, the 125th emperor of his line according to Japan's traditional order of succession. He acceded to the throne in 1989.

The Emperor is called the Tenno in Japanese, means - heavenly sovereign. He is also referred as the Mikado of Japan. Currently the Emperor of Japan is the only remaining monarch in the world reigning under the albeit misnomer title of Emperor.

Tokyo Imperial Palace - Kōkyo, the Imperial Residence is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda area of Tokyo close to Tokyo Station. It has several buildings including the main palace called as Kyūden, the private residences of the imperial family, an archive, museum and administrative offices. It is built on the site of the old Edo castle. The total area including the gardens is During the height of the 1980s Japanese property bubble, the palace grounds were valued by some as more than the value of all the real estate in the state of California.

Address: Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan, 1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0001 or +81 3-3213-2050

Prime Minister of Japan
Yoshihiko Noda is the current Prime Minister of Japan, a member of the Democratic Party of Japan, and a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet

The Japanese Prime Minister's Official Residence (Sori Daijin Kantei) is the principal workplace and the residence in Japan.

Address:  Kantei, 2-3-1 Nagata-chō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8968.

Prime Minister of Australia
Julia Eileen Gillard is an Australian politician who is the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Australian Labor Party since 24 June 2010. She is the first woman to hold either office.

Kirribilli House is the official Sydney residence of the Australian Prime Minister. The house is located at the far eastern end of Kirribilli Avenue in the harbourside suburb of Kirribilli. It is one of two official Prime Ministerial residences, the other being the Lodge, in Canberra.

Address: Kirribilli House, Kirribilli, NSW 2061, Australia.

Prime Minister of New Zealand
John Phillip Key is the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand, in office since 2008. He has led the New Zealand National Party since 2006.

Premier House is the official residence of the Prime Minister of New Zealand. But the original building, constructed in the early days of the New Zealand colony in 1843 is located at the southern end of the current building, and the great expansion of it took place after 2 decades. The house was bought for use by the country's Premier in 1865 and was converted to a more suitable building for a national leader in 1872. The newly extended structure included New Zealand's first lift and the grounds had the country's first tennis court. In the early days of 20th century, the house was known as Awarua by the family of Prime Minister Joseph Ward, and became one of the capital's main social places, hosting many formal and informal parties. Furthermore extensions were done to the building in the year 1926. The Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage in the year 1935, decided that the building was surplus to requirements, and for many years it was put to numerous uses, including as a children's dental clinic. After years of decline, Dr. Michael Bassett, Minister of Internal Affairs initiated moves for the restoration of the building to its early grandeur, and since restoration was completed it has again been the Prime Minister's official residence when in the capital.

Address: Premier House, 260 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington 6001, New Zealand or +64 0(4) 802 4860.

President of Algeria
Abdelaziz Bouteflika is the President and politician who currently serves as the fifth President of Algeria since 1999.

El Mouradia is the name of the main presidential palace in Algeria. It is a Moorish style villa pre-dating independence that was chosen to house the Algerian presidency's main offices, including the Algerian president's office itself. Entrance is guarded by dismounted troops from the Algerian Haras Joumhouri (the Republican Cavalry). 

Address: El Mouradia presidential palace, Presidence de la republique algerienne, Algiers, Algeria.

President of Brazil
Dilma Rousseff is the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, since January 1, 2011.

The Palacio da Alvorada , the official residence of the President of Brazil. It is located in the national capital of Brasília, on a peninsula at the margins of Paranoa Lake. Oscar Niemeyer designed the building and was built between 1957 and 1958 in the modernist style. It has been the residence of every Brazilian president since Juscelino Kubitschek. The building is listed as a National Historic Heritage Site.

Address: Palácio da Alvorada, Via Presidencial, s/nº, Zona Cívico-Administrativa - Brasília - DF, 70150-000, Brazil or +55 61 3411-2317.

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