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Malacañang Palace is the 15th largest official residence in the world—study

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published May 08, 2023 2:50 pm

The Malacañang Palace is found to be among the Top 20 largest official residence of leaders around the world.

Currently resided by Pres. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the Malacañang Palace found to be the 15th in the list having a total of 160,000 square meters.

It is located in old Manila district of San Miguel and had been originally built as a summer house of a Spanish merchant before becoming the official residence and principal workplace of the country's president.

This was found in a study conducted by since January of this year, wherein they examined the official homes of the heads of 58 different countries. They also took to consideration the residences of the state governors in the US in a total of 31 states.

The country leading the list is the Zhongnanhai complex in Beijing, China, which is home to the country's president Xi Jinping. It boasts a total of 3,439,830 square meters, making it biggest home of any head of state.

This is followed by Sweden, United Arab Emirates, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Syria, Argentina, and South Korea.

The company, which specializes in giving information about international moving companies, shared that they first selected the property that the government officials are known to live in either full-time or for the longest duration.

Afterwards, they collected the measurements that were published in news articles, real estate websites, architecture websites or estimated measurements using Google Maps. The data is represented in square meters and the property may include gardens, woodland, courtyards and other buildings within the same enclosed area.

For futher accuracy, the team also reached out to government offices directly to ask for clarification.