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Parliament names of different Countries, Legislature and Seats

Parliament names of different countries – 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. Most of the Islamic countries use “Shora” or “Majlis” as the name of their parliament. The Legislature can be Unicameral or Bicameral. Samller 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. The term of service of Lower and Upper houses may or may not be same.

Following list explains Parliament names of different countries of world. It also represents type of legislature of Parliament – weather it is Unicameral or bicameral and number of seats in each house.

Parliament names of different countries

Indian Parliament “Sansad” has two houses – Rajya Sabha (Upper House) and Lok Sabha (Lower House)

Parliament Names of different Countries of Asia-Oceania 

CountryParliament NameType Seats LowerSeats UpperTotal Seats
AfghanistanNational AssemblyBicameral250102352
AlgeriaParliamentBicameral462144606
AustraliaParliamentBicameral15076226
BangladeshJatiya SansadUnicameral350
BahrainNational AssemblyBicameral404080
BhutanTshogduBicameral472572
BruneiLegislative CouncilUnicameral36
MyanmarAssembly of UnionBicameral440224664
CambodiaParliamentBicameral61180241
ChinaNational People's CongressUnicameral2987
IndiaSansad Bicameral545250795
IndonesiaPeople's Consultative AssemblyBicameral560132692
IranMajlisUnicameral290
IraqMajlis al-Niwab al-IraqiUnicameral325
IsraelKnessetUnicameral120
JapanDietBicameral480242722
JordanMajlis al-UmmaBicameral12066186
KazakhstanParliamentBicameral7747124
North KoreaSupreme People's AssemblyUnicameral687
South KoreaNational AssemblyUnicameral300
MalaysiaParliamentBicameral22270292
NepalLegislature Parliament Bicameral27559334
PakistanMajlis-e-ShoraBicameral342104446
PhilippinesKongresoBicameral29224316
RussiaFederal Assembly (Duma)Bicameral450166616
Saudi ArabiaMajlis ash-ShuraUnicameral150
SingaporeParliamentUnicameral99
Sri LankaSri Lankavay ParlimentuwaUnicameral225
TajikistanMajlisi OliBicameral633396
ThilandRatthasaphaBicameral500150650
United Arab EmiratesMajlis Watani IttihadUnicameral40

 

Parliament Names of different countries

Parliament of UK is Bicameral. The Lower house is called House of Commons and Upper house is called House of Lords.

List of Parliament Names of different Countries of Europe

CountryParliamentTypeSeats LowerSeats UpperTotal Seats
AustriaFederal AssemblyBicameral18362245
BelarusNational AssemblyBicameral11064174
BelgiumFederal ParliamentBicameral15060210
BulgariaNational AssemblyUnicameral240
CroatiaHrvatski saborUnicameral151
CyprusHouse of RepresentativesUnicameral59
Czech RepublicParliament Cheske' RepublikyBicameral20081281
DenmarkFolketingUnicameral179
FinlandEduskuntaUnicameral200
FranceParlement françaisBicameral577348925
GermanyBundestagBicameral62069689
GreeceHellenic ParliamentUnicameral300
HungaryOrszággyűlésUnicameral199
IcelandAlpingiUnicameral63
IrelandOireachtasBicameral16660226
ItalyParlamentoBicameral630315945
LuxembourgD'ChamberUnicameral60
NetherlandsStaten-GeneraalBicameral15075225
NorwayStortingUnicameral169
PortugalAssembleia da RepúblicaUnicameral230
RomaniaParlamentulBicameral326137463
SpainCortes GeneralesBicameral350266616
SwedenThe RiksdagUnicameral349
SwitzerlandFederal AssemblyBicameral20046246
TurkeyTürkiye Büyük Millet MeclisiUnicameral550
United KingdomParliament6507651415

 

Parliament Names of different countries

Name of Parliament of US is Congress. It is Bicameral. The Lower House is called House of Representatives and Upper house is Senate.

Parliament Names of different Countries of Americas

CountryParliamentTypeSeats LowerSeats UpperTotal Seats
ArgentinaCongreso de la Nación ArgentinaBicameral25772329
BahamasParliamentBicameral381654
BoliviaAsamblea Legislativa PlurinacionalBicameral13036166
BrazilCongresso NacionalBicameral51381594
CanadaParliamentBicameral308105413
ChileCongreso NacionalBicameral12038158
ColombiaCongresoBicameral166102268
CubaNational Assembly of People's PowerUnicameral614
EcuadorAsamblea NacionalUnicameral124
MexicoCongreso de la UniónBicameral500128628
ParaguayCongresoBicameral8045125
United StatesCongressBicameral435100535
VenezuelaAsamblea NacionalUnicameral165

 

Parliament names of different countries

Parliament of South Africa is Bicameral. The upper house is called National Council of Provinces and lower house is called National Assembly.

List of Parliament Names of Different Countries of Africa

CountryParliamentTypeSeats LowerSeats UpperTotal Seats
AlgeriaParliamentBicaneral462144606
BotswanaParliamentUnicameral63
CameroonParliamentBicaneral180100280
Central African RepublicNational AssemblyUnicameral100
ChadAssemblée nationaleUnicameral155
EgyptMajilis Al-Sha’abUnicameral508
EthiopiaParliamentBicaneral547112659
GhanaParliamentUnicameral228
KenyaParliamentBicaneral34967416
LibyaMajlis an-NuwwabUnicameral200
MozambiqueAssembleia da RepúblicaUnicameral250
NigeriaNational AssemblyBicaneral360109469
SomaliaFederal ParliamentBicaneral27556331
South AfricaParliamentBicaneral40090490
SudanNational LegislatureBicaneral45050500
ZambiaNational AssemblyUnicameral150
ZimbabweParliamentBicaneral21040250

Also read : List of countries by continents, with capital, currency, official language

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