How many countries in the world are ruled a by monarchy?

#How-many-countries-in-the-world-are-ruled-a-by-monarchy?
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Currently there are 45 Kingdoms ruled by a monarchical form of government.

The following map shows existing monarchies in the world by type of monarchy.

Wikipedia differentiates between four types of monarchies:

  • Absolute - Monarch holds absolute power.

  • Absolute theocracy - Religious monarch with absolute power.

  • Mixed - Monarchy is constitutional by law, but remains absolute in practice.

  • Constitutional - Monarchy powers are limited by a legal framework.

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