Governance - Seat of Government

See: capital city for details and list of national capitals for each country's seat of government.

The seat of government is defined by Brewer's Politics as "the building, complex of buildings or city from which a government exercises its authority". The seat of government is usually located in the capital. In some countries the seat of government differs from the capital, e.g. in the Netherlands where The Hague is the seat of government and Amsterdam is the de jure capital of the Netherlands. In most it is the same city, for example Moscow as the capital and seat of government of Russia. In the United Kingdom, the seat of government is London, the capital, or more specifically the City of Westminster.

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