What is a monarchy?
According to Britannia.com, a monarchy is a political system based on undivided sovereignty or one-person rule.
The term applies to states in which supreme authority is vested in the monarch, an individual ruler who acts as head of state and obtains his or her position through heredity.
Did you know that there are 43 sovereign states in the world with a monarch as head of state?
Here are the top 11 monarchies in the world.
Andorra is a sovereign micro-state landlocked in the Iberian Peninsula. It is headed by two co-princes: the president of France and the bishop of Urgell. Its capital and largest city is Andorra la Vella.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. Belgium is a sovereign state and a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system.
Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark.
Liechtenstein is located in the Alps, between Austria and Switzerland. It is one of two countries in the world with double landlocks – countries entirely surrounded by other landlocked countries, the other being Uzbekistan.
Luxembourg is a landlocked country in Western Europe, bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east and France to the south.
Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state and micro-state on the French Riviera. Its official language is French.
The Netherlands, informally known as Holland, is a country located in Western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of the four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway,[[[[is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. The continental territory constitutes the western and northern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula.
Spain, also known by the official name of the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe, with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea.
Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north, Finland to the east and is connected to Denmark to the southwest by a bridge-tunnel crossing the Oresund Strait.
The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy in terms of gross domestic product. The monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has reigned since 1952.
Here are the rulers of the 11 largest monarchies in the world:
Top 11 monarchies in the world
A monarchy is a political system based on undivided sovereignty or one-person rule. There are 43 sovereign states in the world with a monarch as head of state. Here are the leaders of the Top 11.
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