Diplomatic missions of the United States


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Benjamin Franklin established the first overseas mission of the United States in Paris in 1779. On April 19, 1782, John Adams was received by the States-General, and the Dutch Republic became the second country, after France, to recognize the United States as an independent government. Adams then became the first U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands [ [http://thehague.usembassy.gov/speeches_editorials.html Speeches and editorials 2007 - U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands ] ] [ [http://www.kb.nl/coop/geheugen/extra/tentoonstellingen/atlanticworld4EN/tentoon7.html Memory of the Netherlands - Background - The involvement of the Dutch in the American War of Independence ] ] [ [http://www.masshist.org/adams/timeline.cfm The Massachusetts Historical Society | The Adams Family Papers ] ] [ [http://www.john-adams.nl/theinstitute/history.html The John Adams Institute, American culture and literature, Lectures ] ] and the house that he had purchased at Fluwelen Burgwal 18 in The Hague, became the first American embassy anywhere in the world. [ [http://www.usembassy.nl/friendship_days2.html US embassy report on Dutch-American Friendship Day.] ]

In the period following the American Revolution, George Washington sent a number of close advisers to the courts of European potentates in order to garner recognition of American independence with mixed results, including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Francis Dana and John Jay. [United States Department of State, Timeline of U.S. Diplomatic History, [http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/time/ar/ 1775-1783 Diplomacy and the American Revolution] . Accessed 29 August 2008.] Much of the first fifty years of the Department of State concerned negotiating with imperial European powers over the territorial integrity of the borders of the United States as known today.

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, the State Department was concerned with expanding commercial ties in Asia, establishing Liberia, foiling diplomatic recognition of the Confederacy and securing its presence in North America. The Confederacy had diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Papal States, Russia, Mexico and Spain, and consular missions in Ireland, Canada, Cuba, Italy, Bermuda, Nassau and New Providence and Texas. [ [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?faid/faid:@field(DOCID+ms003052)#ms003052_c02_desc_series_target_CL10011002 Confederate States of America] ]

America's global preeminence became evident in the twentieth century, and the State Department was required to invest in a large network of diplomatic missions to manage its bilateral and multilateral relations. [United States Department of State, [http://usembassy.state.gov Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions] . Accessed 29 August 2008.]

Listed below are American embassies and other diplomatic missions around the world. The U.S. has dubbed some of its consulates as "American Presence Posts", to provide chiefly consular services.

List of missions

Europe

*Flag|Albania
** Tirana (Embassy)
*Flag|Armenia
** Yerevan (Embassy)
*Flag|Austria
** Vienna (Embassy)
*Flag|Azerbaijan
** Baku (Embassy)
*Flag|Belarus
** Minsk (Embassy)
*Flag|Belgium
** Brussels (Embassy)
*Flag|Bosnia and Herzegovina
** Sarajevo (Embassy)
** Banja Luka (Embassy Branch Office)
** Mostar (Embassy Branch Office)
*Flag|Bulgaria
** Sofia (Embassy)
*Flag|Croatia
** Zagreb (Embassy)
*Flag|Cyprus
** Nicosia (Embassy)
*Flag|Czech Republic
** Prague (Embassy)
*Flag|Denmark
** Copenhagen (Embassy)
*Flag|Estonia
** Tallinn (Embassy)
*Flag|Finland
** Helsinki (Embassy)
*Flag|France
** Paris (Embassy)
** Strasbourg (Consulate General)
** Marseille (Consulate General)
** Lille (American Presence Post)
** Rennes (American Presence Post)
** Bordeaux (American Presence Post)
** Lyon (American Presence Post)
** Toulouse (American Presence Post)
*Flag|Georgia
** Tbilisi (Embassy)
*Flag|Germany
** Berlin (Embassy)
** Frankfurt (Consulate General)
** Leipzig (Consulate General)
** Düsseldorf (Consulate General)
** Hamburg (Consulate General)
** Munich (Consulate General)
*Flag|Greece
** Athens (Embassy)
** Thessaloniki (Consulate General)
*Flag|Holy See
** Vatican City (Embassy)
*** Located in Rome, Italy [cite web | url=http://vatican.usembassy.gov/embassy/ | title=The Embassy | publisher=United States Embassy to the Holy See | accessdate=2008-01-24]
*Flag|Hungary
** Budapest (Embassy)
*Flag|Iceland
** Reykjavík (Embassy)
*Flag|Ireland
** Dublin (Embassy)
*Flag|Italy
** Rome (Embassy)
** Milan (Consulate General)
** Florence (Consulate General)
** Naples (Consulate General)
*Flag|Kazakhstan
** Astana (Embassy)
** Almaty (Embassy Branch Office)
*Flag|Kosovo
** Pristina (Embassy)
*Flag|Kyrgyzstan
** Bishkek (Embassy)
*Flag|Latvia
** Riga (Embassy)
*flag|Lithuania
** Vilnius (Embassy)
*Flag|Luxembourg
** Luxembourg (Embassy)
*Flag|Macedonia
** Skopje (Embassy)
*Flag|Malta
** Valletta (Embassy)
*Flag|Moldova
** Chişinău (Embassy)
*Flag|Montenegro
** Podgorica (Embassy)
*Flag|Netherlands
** The Hague (Embassy)
** Amsterdam (Consulate General)
** Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles (Consulate General)
*Flag|Norway
** Oslo (Embassy)
*Flag|Poland
** Warsaw (Embassy)
** Kraków (Consulate General)
*Flag|Portugal
** Lisbon (Embassy)
** Ponta Delgada (Consulate)
*Flag|Romania
** Bucharest (Embassy)
*Flag|Russia
** Moscow (Embassy)
** Saint Petersburg (Consulate General)
** Vladivostok (Consulate General)
** Yekaterinburg (Consulate General)
*Flag|Serbia
** Belgrade (Embassy)
*Flag|Slovakia
** Bratislava (Embassy)
*Flag|Slovenia
** Ljubljana (Embassy)
*Flag|Spain
** Madrid (Embassy)
** Barcelona (Consulate General)
*Flag|Sweden
** Stockholm (Embassy)
*Flag|Switzerland
** Bern (Embassy)
*Flag|Tajikistan
** Dushanbe (Embassy)
*Flag|Turkmenistan
** Ashgabat (Embassy)
*Flag|Ukraine
** Kiev (Embassy)
*Flag|United Kingdom
** London (Embassy)
** Cardiff (Welsh Affairs Office)
** Edinburgh (Consulate General)
** Belfast (Consulate General)
** Hamilton (Consulate General)
*Flag|Uzbekistan
** Tashkent (Embassy)

North America

*Flag|Antigua and Barbuda
** St. John's (Consular Agency)
*Flag|Barbados
** Bridgetown (Embassy)
*Flag|Bahamas
** Nassau (Embassy)
*Flag|Belize
** Belmopan (Embassy)
*Flag|Canada
** Ottawa (Embassy)
** Calgary (Consulate General)
** Halifax (Consulate General)
** Montreal (Consulate General)
** Quebec City (Consulate General)
** Toronto (Consulate General)
** Vancouver (Consulate General)
** Winnipeg (Consulate)
*Flag|Costa Rica
** San José (Embassy)
*Flag|Cuba
** Havana (US Interests Section)
*Flag|Dominican Republic
** Santo Domingo (Embassy)
*Flag|El Salvador
** San Salvador (Embassy)
*Flag|Grenada
**St. George's (Embassy)
*Flag|Guatemala
** Guatemala City (Embassy)
*Flag|Haiti
** Port-au-Prince (Embassy)
*Flag|Honduras
** Tegucigalpa (Embassy)
*Flag|Jamaica
** Kingston (Embassy)
*Flag|Mexico
** Mexico City (Embassy)
** Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua (Consulate General)
** Guadalajara, Jalisco (Consulate General)
** Monterrey, Nuevo León (Consulate General)
** Tijuana, Baja California (Consulate General)
** Hermosillo, Sonora (Consulate)
** Matamoros, Tamaulipas (Consulate)
** Mérida, Yucatán (Consulate)
** Nogales, Sonora (Consulate)
** Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (Consulate)
** Acapulco, Guerrero (Consular Agency)
** Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (Consular Agency)
** Cancún, Quintana Roo (Consular Agency)
** Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila (Consular Agency)
** Cozumel, Quintana Roo (Consular Agency)
** Ixtapa, Guerrero (Consular Agency)
** Mazatlán, Sinaloa (Consular Agency)
** Oaxaca, Oaxaca (Consular Agency)
** Piedras Negras, Coahuila (Consular Agency)
** Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (Consular Agency)
** Reynosa, Tamaulipas (Consular Agency)
** San Luis Potosí, SLP (Consular Agency)
** San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato (Consular Agency)
*Flag|Nicaragua
** Managua (Embassy)
*Flag|Panama
** Panama City (Embassy)
*Flag|Trinidad and Tobago
** Port of Spain (Embassy)

South America

*Flag|Argentina
** Buenos Aires (Embassy)
*Flag|Bolivia
** La Paz (Embassy)
*Flag|Brazil
** Brasília (Embassy)
** Rio de Janeiro (Consulate General)
** São Paulo (Consulate General)
** Recife (Consulate)
** Belém (Consular Agency)
** Fortaleza (Consular Agency)
** Manaus (Consular Agency)
** Porto Alegre (Consular Agency)
** Salvador (Consular Agency)
*Flag|Chile
** Santiago (Embassy)
*Flag|Colombia
** Bogotá (Embassy)
** Barranquilla (Consular Agency)
*Flag|Ecuador
** Quito (Embassy)
** Guayaquil (Consulate General)
*Flag|Guyana
** Georgetown (Embassy)
*Flag|Paraguay
** Asunción (Embassy)
*Flag|Peru
** Lima (Embassy)
** Cusco (Consular Agency)
*Flag|Suriname
** Paramaribo (Embassy)
*Flag|Uruguay
** Montevideo (Embassy)
*Flag|Venezuela
** Caracas (Embassy)
** Maracaibo (Consular Agency)

Middle East

*Flag|Bahrain
** Manama (Embassy)
*Flag|Iraq
** Baghdad (Embassy)
** Kirkuk (Office of the Embassy)
** Mosul (Office of the Embassy)
*Flag|Israel
** Tel Aviv (Embassy)
** Jerusalem (Consulate General)
*Flag|Jordan
** Amman (Embassy)
*Flag|Kuwait
** Kuwait City (Embassy)
*Flag|Lebanon
** Beirut (Embassy)
*Flag|Oman
** Muscat (Embassy)
*Flag|Palestinian Authority
** East Jerusalem (Consulate General)
*Flag|Qatar
** Doha (Embassy)
*Flag|Saudi Arabia
** Riyadh (Embassy)
** Dhahran (Consulate General)
** Jeddah (Consulate General)
*Flag|Syria
** Damascus (Embassy)
*Flag|Turkey
** Ankara (Embassy)
** Istanbul (Consulate General)
** Adana (Consulate)
*Flag|United Arab Emirates
** Abu Dhabi (Embassy)
** Dubai (Consulate General)
*Flag|Yemen
** Sana'a (Embassy)

Africa

*Flag|Algeria
** Algiers (Embassy)
*Flag|Angola
** Luanda (Embassy)
*Flag|Benin
** Cotonou (Embassy)
*Flag|Botswana
** Gaborone (Embassy)
*Flag|Burkina Faso
** Ouagadougou (Embassy)
*Flag|Burundi
** Bujumbura (Embassy)
*Flag|Cameroon
** Yaoundé (Embassy)
*Flag|Cape Verde
** Praia (Embassy)
*Flag|Central African Republic
** Bangui (Embassy)
*Flag|Chad
** Ndjamena (Embassy)
*Flag|Congo
** Brazzaville (Embassy)
*Flag|Côte d'Ivoire
** Abidjan (Embassy)
*Flag|Democratic Republic of the Congo
** Kinshasa (Embassy)
*Flag|Djibouti
** Djibouti (Embassy)
*Flag|Egypt
** Cairo (Embassy)
*Flag|Equatorial Guinea
** Malabo (Embassy)
*Flag|Eritrea
** Asmara (Embassy)
*Flag|Ethiopia
** Addis Ababa (Embassy)
*Flag|Gabon
** Libreville (Embassy)
*Flag|Gambia
** Banjul (Embassy)
*Flag|Ghana
** Accra (Embassy)
*Flag|Guinea
** Conakry (Embassy)
*Flag|Guinea-Bissau
** Bissau (Branch Office of US Embassy in Dakar, Senegal)
*Flag|Kenya
** Nairobi (Embassy)
*Flag|Lesotho
** Maseru (Embassy)
*Flag|Liberia
** Monrovia (Embassy)
*Flag|Libya
** Tripoli (Embassy)
*Flag|Madagascar
** Antananarivo (Embassy)
*Flag|Malawi
** Lilongwe (Embassy)
*Flag|Mali
** Bamako (Embassy)
*Flag|Mauritania
** Nouakchott (Embassy)
*Flag|Mauritius
** Port Louis (Embassy)
*Flag|Morocco
** Rabat (Embassy)
** Casablanca (Consulate General)
*Flag|Mozambique
** Maputo (Embassy)
*Flag|Namibia
** Windhoek (Embassy)
*Flag|Niger
** Niamey (Embassy)
*Flag|Nigeria
** Abuja (Embassy)
** Lagos (Consulate General)
*Flag|Rwanda
** Kigali (Embassy)
*Flag|Senegal
** Dakar (Embassy)
*Flag|Sierra Leone
** Freetown (Embassy)
*Flag|South Africa
** Pretoria (Embassy)
** Cape Town (Consulate General)
** Durban (Consulate General)
** Johannesburg (Consulate General)
*Flag|Sudan
** Khartoum (Embassy)
*Flag|Swaziland
** Mbabane (Embassy)
*Flag|Tanzania
** Dar es Salaam (Embassy)
*Flag|Togo
** Lome (Embassy)
*Flag|Tunisia
** Tunis (Embassy)
*Flag|Uganda
** Kampala (Embassy)
*Flag|Zambia
** Lusaka (Embassy)
*Flag|Zimbabwe
** Harare (Embassy)

Asia

*Flag|Afghanistan
** Kabul (Embassy)
*Flag|Bangladesh
** Dhaka (Embassy)
*Flag|Brunei
** Bandar Seri Begawan (Embassy)
*Flag|Burma
** Yangon (Embassy)
*Flag|Cambodia
** Phnom Penh (Embassy)
*Flag|People's Republic of China
** Beijing (Embassy)
** Chengdu (Consulate General)
** Hong Kong (Consulate General)
** Guangzhou (Consulate General)
** Shanghai (Consulate General)
** Shenyang (Consulate General)
*Flag|India
** New Delhi (Embassy)
** Chennai (Consulate General)
** Kolkata (Consulate General)
** Mumbai (Consulate General)
*Flag|Indonesia
** Jakarta (Embassy)
** Denpasar (Consular Office)
** Surabaya (Consulate General)
*Flag|Japan
** Tokyo [http://tokyo.usembassy.gov/e/info/tinfo-contact.html] (Embassy)
** Nagoya (Consulate)
** Sapporo (Consulate General)
** Fukuoka (Consulate)
** Osaka (Consulate General)
** Naha (Consulate General)
*Flag|Republic of Korea
** Seoul (Embassy)
*Flag|Laos
** Vientiane (Embassy)
*Flag|Malaysia
** Kuala Lumpur (Embassy)
*Flag|Mongolia
** Ulaanbaatar (Embassy)
*Flag|Nepal
** Kathmandu (Embassy)
*Flag|Pakistan
** Islamabad (Embassy)
** Karachi (Consulate General)
** Lahore (Consulate)
** Peshawar (Consulate)
*Flag|Philippines
** Manila (Embassy)
** Cebu City (Consular Agency)
*Flag|Singapore
** Singapore (Embassy)
*Flag|Sri Lanka
** Colombo (Embassy)
*Flag|Taiwan
** Taipei (American Institute in Taiwan)
** Kaohsiung (American Institute in Taiwan - branch office)
*Flag|Thailand
** Bangkok (Embassy)
** Chiang Mai (Consulate General)
*Flag|Timor-Leste
** Dili (Embassy)
*Flag|Vietnam
** Hanoi (Embassy)
** Ho Chi Minh City (Consulate General)

Oceania

*Flag|Australia
** Canberra (Embassy)
** Melbourne (Consulate General)
** Perth (Consulate General)
** Sydney (Consulate General)
*Flag|Fiji
** Suva (Embassy)
*Flag|Marshall Islands
** Majuro (Embassy)
*Flag|Federated States of Micronesia
** Kolonia (Embassy)
*Flag|New Zealand
** Wellington (Embassy)
** Auckland (Consulate General)
*Flag|Palau
** Koror (Embassy)
*Flag|Papua New Guinea
** Port Moresby (Embassy)
*Flag|Samoa
** Apia (Embassy)
*Flag|Tonga
** Nuku'alofa (Consulate) "to open late 2008"

International organizations

* Brussels (Delegations to the European Union and NATO)
* Geneva (Delegation to International Organizations)
* Montréal (Delegation to the International Civil Aviation Organization)
* New York (Delegation to the United Nations)
* Paris (Delegations to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and UNESCO)
* Rome (Delegation to the Food and Agriculture Organization)
* Vienna (Delegations to the United Nations and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)
* Washington, D.C. (Delegation to the Organization of American States)

See also

* Ambassadors from the United States
* Terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities

References

External links

* [http://www.state.gov State Department]


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