Where Are Some American Consulates Located?


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The United States has consulates in Alexandria, Egypt; Casablanca, Morocco; Lagos, Nigeria; Johannesburg, South Africa; Rio de Janiero, Brazil; Montreal, Canada; Toronto, Canada; and Oaxaca, Mexico. Additional consulates include Herat, Afghanistan; Hong Kong, China; Osaka, Japan; Istanbul, Turkey; Lyon, France; Munich, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; Saint Petersburg, Russia; and Perth, Australia.

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This is not an exhaustive list of American Consulates. While embassies are located in a country's capital, consulates are located in a major city of a particular province or region. A country can have more than one consulate. For example, in Italy the United States has consulates in Florence, Milan, Naples, Genoa, Palermo and Venice. In addition, the United States has an embassy in Rome, the capital. Consulates have the same function as embassies within a country. They provide passport services to American citizens, promote relationships between foreign and American businesses, and facilitate cultural exchanges.

Other consulates of the United States include: Cape Town, South Africa; Tijuana, Mexico; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Lahore, Pakistan; Rennes, France; Frankfurt, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; Geneva, Switzerland; Sydney, Australia; and Auckland, New Zealand.

The United States opened its first consulate in Liverpool, England, in 1790. The United States no longer maintains a consulate in England.

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