List of Parliaments of Different Countries

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What is Parliament?

In any democratic form of government the supreme legislative body is called as Parliament. It is also the executive governing body of the country. Parliament, Congress, National Assembly etc are the common names used to represent this legislative body.

The Legislature can be Unicameral or Bicameral. Smaller countries with small constituencies may prefer Unicameral legislature but bigger countries generally have Bicameral type legislature. In Bicameral legislature the Parliament have two houses- the Lower House and the Upper House. The members of lower house are generally directly elected from citizens while members of Upper house are generally nominated.

List of Parliaments of different countries

Below is the list of Parliament’s name in some of the Famous countries of the world.

List Parliaments of Different Countries

S No.  Country  Parliament
1AfghanistanShora
2AndorraGeneral Council
3AlbaniaPeople’s Assembly
4AzerbaijanMelli Majlis
5AlgeriaNational People’s Assembly
6AngolaNational People’s Assembly
7ArgentinaNational Congress
8AustraliaFederal Parliament
9AustriaNational Assembly
10BahamasGeneral Assembly
11BahrainConsultative Council
12BangladeshJatiya Sansad
13BhutanTsogdu
14BoliviaNational Congress
15BrazilNational Congress
16BruneiNational Assembly
17BotswanaNational Assembly
18BritainParliment (House of Common’s and House of Lords)
19BulgariaNarodno Subranie.
20CambodiaNational Assembly
21Congo DemocraticRep. of National Legislative Council
22ColombiaCongress
23CanadaParliament
24ChinaNational People’s Assembly
25ChileChamber of Deputies and Senate
26CubaNational Assembly of People’s Power
27DenmarkFolketing
28EcuadorNatinal Congress
29FinlandEduskusta (Parliament)
30GermanyBundestag (Lower House) and Bundesrat (Upper House)
31GuyanaNational Assembly
32GreeceChamber of Deputies
33IndiaSansad
34IndonesiaPeople’s Consultative Assembly
35IranMajlis
36IraqNational Assembly
37IsraelKnesset
38JapanDiet
39JordanNational Assembly
40Korea(North)Supreme People’s Assembly
41Korea(South)National Assembly
42KuwaitNational Assembly
43LaosPeople’s Supreme Assembly
44LabanonNational Assembly
45LesothoNational Assembly and Senate
46LithuaniaSeimas
47LuxembourgChamber of Deputies
48LibyaGeneral People’s Congress
49MalaysiaDewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara
50MaldivesMajlis
51MadagascarNational People’s Assembly
52MongoliaGreat People’s Khural
53MontenegroFederal Assembly
54MozambiquePeople’s Assembly
55MyanmarPyithu Hluttaw
56NepalRashtriya Panchayat
57NetherlandsThe Staten General
58New ZealandParliament (House of Representative)
59OmanMonarchy
60PakistanNational Assembly & Senate
61ParaguaySenate & Chamber of Deputies
62PhilippinesThe Congress
63Papua New GuineaNational Parliament
64PolandSejm
65RomaniaGreat National Assembly
66RussiaDuma & Federal Council
67SerbiaFederal Assembly
68SenegalNational Assembly
69SeychellesPeople’s Assembly
70SingaporeParliament
71SpainCortes
72Sri LankaSri Lankavay Parlimentuwa
73Saudi ArabiaMajlis Al Shura
74SudanMajlis Watani
75SwitzerlandFederal Assembly
76SyriaPeople’s Council
77TurkeyGrand National Assembly
78TajikistanMajlisi Oli
79ThilandRatthasapha
80VietnamNational Assembly
81VenezuelaNational Congress
82ZambiaNational Assembly

Facts about Indian Parliament

  • The Parliament of India is circular which represents “Continuity”.
  • The library in the Indian Parliament is the second largest in India.
  • Around 12 noon MPs can discuss any important topic with prior notice to the Speaker. This is known as Zero Hour.
  • Parliament canteen is the cheapest in the country with 3 course veg meal in 61 Rs and Chicken Biryani for Rs. 51.
  • The unique circular structure of our parliament stands out from the other government buildings around the world, and is considered to be among the best architectural designs.

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