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Old Posted Feb 3, 2007, 9:00 PM
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Is there a Consulate or Mission in your city?

A consulate (or mission) is normally a 'branch office' to a country's embassy.

The usual reasons a country might keep a consulate within a particular city include:
  • There may be a number of companies (based in a specific country) with local offices or facilities.
  • There may be a lot of official business being conducted locally, on behalf of that country.
  • There may be a lot of expatriates from a certain country living in the city.
  • The region may attract a lot of tourists or visitors from a particular country.
If you can think of a reason why that particular consulate is in your city, please provide it.

National capitals and regions are excluded from this thread, since they almost always host embassies. However, there are exceptions, and occasionally a country's embassy may be located elsewhere.

If your city isn't a capital but hosts an embassy, by all means list it.
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2007, 9:20 PM
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Looks like we have 37 in the Seattle area. Of those 5 (Mexico, Canada, Japan, Korea, and Russia) appear to be official, the rest appear to be consular agencies (whatever that means) or honorary (people who want the special "park anywhere" plates, I imagine).

The five with official consulates makes sense to me based on our trading partners.
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2007, 3:46 AM
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Finland's, Italy's and Ukraine's consulates are wandering around town somewhere... Actually I think the Finland one may be the official embassy.
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2007, 4:35 AM
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For those of us not in-the-know, what town?
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2007, 5:03 AM
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San Francisco (and suburbs):

Australian Consulate General: 1 Bush St., 7th Fl., San Francisco (415) 362-6160

Austria Consulate General: 41 Sutter St., Suite 207, San Francisco (415) 951-8911

Barbados Consulate General: 442 Post St., Suite 800, San Francisco (415) 421-8789

Belgium Consulate General: 625 3rd St., Suite 400, San Francisco (415) 882-4648

Bolivian Consulate General: 870 Market St., Suite 575, San Francisco (415) 495-5173

Brazilian Consulate General: 300 Montgomery St., Suite 1160, San Francisco (415) 981-8170

British Consulate General: 1 Sansome St., Suite 850, San Francisco (415) 617-1300

Chile Consulate General: 870 Market St., Suite 1058, San Francisco (415) 982-7662

China Consulate General: 1450 Laguna St., San Francisco (415) 563-4885 or (415) 563-4857

Colombia Consulate General: 595 Market St., Suite 2130, San Francisco (415) 495-7195

Costa Rica Consulate General: 870 Market St., Suite 647, San Francisco (415) 392-8488

Danish Consulate General: 601 Montgomery St., Suite 400, San Francisco (415) 391-0100

Ecuador Consulate General: 235 Montgomery St., Suite 944, San Francisco (415) 982-1819

Egyptian Consulate General: 3001 Pacific Ave., San Francisco (415) 346-9700

El Salvador Consulate General: 870 Market St., Suite 508, San Francisco (415) 781-7924

Ethiopia Consulate General: 101 California St., Suite 4725, San Francisco (415) 434-2800

European Union Consulate General : 44 Montgomery St., San Francisco (415) 288-1990

Finland Consulate General: 333 Bush St., San Francisco (415) 772-6649

French Consulate General: 540 Bush St., San Francisco (415) 397-4330

German Consulate General: 1960 Jackson St., San Francisco (415) 775-1061

Greek Consulate General: 2441 Gough St., San Francisco (415) 775-2102

Guatemala Consulate General: 870 Market St., Suite 667, San Francisco (415) 788-5651

Honduras Consulate General: 870 Market St., Suite 449, San Francisco (415) 392-0076

Hungary Consulate General: 777 Mariners Island Blvd. Suite 575, San Mateo (650) 573-76351

Iceland Consulate General: 9 Broadview Terrace, Orinda (510) 254-0169

India Consulate General: 540 Arguello Blvd., San Francisco (415) 668-0998

Indonesia Consulate General: 1111 Columbus Ave., San Francisco (415) 474-9571

Irish Consulate General: 655 Montgomery St., San Francisco (415) 392-4214

Israel Consulate General: 456 Montgomery St., 21st Fl., San Francisco (415) 844-7500

Italian Consulate General: 2590 Webster St., San Francisco (415) 931-4924

Jamaica Consulate General: 1001 Portrero Ave. Suite NH1N1, San Francisco (415) 206-5833

Japan Consulate General: 50 Fremont St., San Francisco (415) 777-3533

Korean Consulate General: 3500 Clay St., San Francisco (415) 921-2251

Luxembourg Consulate General: 1 Sansome St., San Francisco (415) 788-0816

Madagascar Consulate General: 2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley (510) 643-8301

Mexican Consulate General: 870 Market St., San Francisco (415) 392-5554

Monaco Consulate General: 2643 Union St., San Francisco (415) 346-7766

Netherlands Consulate General: 1 Maritime Plaza, San Francisco (415) 981-6454

New Zealand Consulate General: One Maritime Plaza, Suite 700, San Francisco (415) 399-1255

Norwegian Consulate General: 20 California St., 6th Fl., San Francisco (415) 986-0766

Peruvian Consulate General: 870 Market St., Suite 1067, San Francisco (415) 362-5185

Philippine Consulate General: 447 Sutter St., San Francisco (415) 433-6666

Portuguese Consulate General: 3298 Washington St., San Francisco (415) 346-3400

Russian Federation Consulate General: 2790 Green St., San Francisco (415) 202-9800

Spain Consulate General: 1405 Sutter St., San Francisco (415) 922-2995

Sweden Consulate General: 120 Montgomery St., Suite 2175, San Francisco (415) 788-2631

Swiss Consulate General: 456 Montgomery St., San Francisco (415) 788-2272

Taiwan Consulate General: 555 Montgomery St. Suite 1022, San Francisco (415) 362-7680

Tonga Consulate General: 360 Post St., Suite 604, San Francisco (415) 781-0365

Tunisia Consulate General: 3401 Sacramento St., San Francisco (415) 922-9222

Uruguay Consulate General: 564 Market St. Suite 221, San Francisco (415) 986-5222

Venezuela Consulate General: 311 California St., Suite 620, San Francisco (415) 955-1982
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2007, 5:10 AM
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For those of us not in-the-know, what town?
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Home to the most Fins outside of Finland, and about 30% of the city is owned by Italians.

A rich, white ethnic tapestry we are!
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Nagoya:

Consul General - Korea
Consul General - Brazil
U.S. Consulate General
Australia
Canada
People's Republic of China
United Kingdom
Nagoya Office of the French Trade Commission
Republic of Indonesia Investment Coordination Board
United Nations Center for Regional Development
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2007, 7:33 AM
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Los Angeles has:

Malaysia
Canada
Spain
Japan
Krygyz (Ive never heard of that country)
Lebanon
Bangladesh
Guatemala
Mexico
Hong Kong
Argentina
Costa Rica
Bolivia
South Africa
Korea
Jamaica
Peru
Indonesia
Ethiopia
el Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
China
Thailand
Phillippines
Belize
Colombia
Brazil
Irael
Germany
Norway
Sri Lanka
Belgium
Chile
Turkey
France
Pakistan
Romania
Poland
Denmark
Croatia
Greece
Switzerland
Hungary
Sweden
Australia
Finland
Portugal
Netherlands
Saudi Arabia
Czech Republic
Italy
Afghanistan
New Zealand
UK
Austria
Panama
Singapore

The list goes on..., you name it, its probably here...
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2007, 9:10 AM
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Krygyz (Ive never heard of that country)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2007, 9:50 AM
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CHICAGO CONSULATES:
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burundi
Canada
Chile
China (prc)
Colombia
Cyprus
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Liberia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
Nepal
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Rwanda
Sao Tome And Principe
Serbia
Singapore
Slovak Republic
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Venezuela
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The list may be a little out of date...

Calgary
Austria- Honorary Consul General
Bangladesh - Honorary Consul
Belize - Honorary Consul
Chile - Honorary Consul
People’s Republic of China- Consul General
Colombia- Honorary Consul
Czech Republic- Honorary Consul
Denmark- Honorary Consul
Finland – Honorary Consul
France- Honorary Consul
Germany- Honorary Consul
Grenada – Honorary Consul
Guatemala- Honorary Consul
Guinea- Honorary Consul
Iceland- Honorary Consul
Ireland- Honorary Consul
Italy- Honorary Consul
Japan - Consul General
Korea- Honorary Consul General
Lithuania- Honorary Consul
Luxembourg & Madagascar- Honorary Consul
Netherlands- Honorary Consul
Norway- Honorary Consul
Philippines- Honorary Consul
Poland- Honorary Consul
Slovak Republic- Honorary Consul
Sweden- Honorary Consul
Thailand- Honorary Consul
Ukraine- Honorary Consul
United Kingdom- Honorary Consul
United States of America- Honorary Consul
Yemen- Honorary Consul
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2007, 10:36 AM
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National capitals and regions are excluded from this thread
That rules me out
As a neutral country thru both World Wars and the Cold War, we've got plenty. Only pass by two every day tho; the embassies of the Philipines and Angola.
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Kamakura, nothing. But I'm right next to Yokohama, Japan's 2nd largest city, which has....

Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea

Yokohama is right next to Tokyo, so pretty much everything is there. Why would Yokohama have a consulate-general for South Korea? The largest foreign population in Japan is Korean, and I guess there are a lot of Koreans around here.
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The Phoenix area has ...

Consulate of Sweden ... 1 Renaissance Square, downtown
Consulate of Cyprus ... 12th St and Missouri
Consulate General of Mexico ... 19th Avenue and Camelback
Consulate of Germany ... 10th St and Missouri
General Consulate of Honduras ... 40th St and McDowell
Consulate of Guatemala ... 7th St and Highland
Consulate of the Netherlands ... 20th St and Highland, and 3 more in Scottsdale ?
Canadian Consulate ... 24th St and Camelback
Consulate General of Norway ... 23rd Ave and Peoria
Honorary Vice Consulate of Italy ... 12th St and Missouri

Consulate General of Switzerland ... Scottsdale Rd and Osborn, Scottsdale
Royal Danish Consulate ... 94th St and Raintree, Scottsdale

Consulate of Finland, 99th Avenue and Bell, Sun City (wtf?)

Only one downtown, the rest generally clustered in the Biltmore/Squaw Peak area, rather high-dollar areas. The Honduras consulate is in a sketchy office building north of the airport, the Mexican consulate is right next to Phoenix's densest (15,000 people per square mile) and one of the most crime-ridden neighborhoods.
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Interesting. This is what I found for Minneapolis/St Paul. Not sure if its a comprehensive list, but all of these appear to be official(I didn't include the ones that said honorary)...

1.Canadian Consulate General (612) 333-4645 701 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

2.Norwegian Consulate General (612) 332-3338 821 Marquette Ave Ste 800, Minneapolis, MN

3.Danish Consulate (612) 338-7283 1417 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN

4.Dominican Republic Consulate (612) 339-7566 120 S 6th St # 1910, Minneapolis, MN

5.Swedish Consultate General (612) 332-6897 706 2nd Ave S Ste 720, Minneapolis, MN

6.Netherlands Consulate (612) 870-1006 307 Ridgewood Ave, Minneapolis, MN

7.Finnish Consulate (612) 374-2718 2429 Girard Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

8.Austrian Consulate (763) 543-0109 10700 Highway 55 Ste 300, Minneapolis, MN

9.Consulate of Colombia (952) 933-2408 6800 Telemark Trl, Edina, MN

10.Consulate of Iceland (952) 942-5745 6428 Nordic Cir, Edina, MN

11.German Consulate (651) 962-4081 1125 Harmon Ave, St Paul, MN

12.Consulado DE Mexico (651) 771-5494 797 7th St E, St Paul, MN
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Consular Office of Denmark in Edmonton
Consular Office of France in Edmonton
Consulate of Barbados in Edmonton
Consulate of Belgium in Edmonton
Consulate of Iceland in Edmonton
Consulate of Italy in Edmonton
Consulate of Jamaica in Edmonton
Consulate of Malta in Edmonton
Consulate of Norway in Edmonton
Consulate of Philippines in Edmonton
Consulate of Poland in Edmonton
Consulate of Portugal in Edmonton
Consulate of Thailand in Edmonton
Consulate of the Netherlands in Edmonton
Honorary Consulate of Bolivia in Edmonton
Honorary Consulate of Costa Rica in Edmonton
Honorary Consulate of Finland in Edmonton
Honorary Consulate of Germany in Edmonton
Honorary Consulate of Ghana in Edmonton
Honorary Consulate of Ireland in Edmonton
Honorary Consulate of Mauritania in Edmonton
Honorary Consulate of Spain in Edmonton
Honorary Consulate of Sweden In Edmonton
Honorary Consulate of Trinidad and Tobago in Edmonton

Funny, I didn't find any for Ukraine, Hungary, Russia or Romania.
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* Albania
* Angola
* Argentina
* Australia
* Austria
* Barbados
* Belgium
* Belize
* Bolivia
* Botswana
* Brazil
* Cameroon
* Canada
* Chile
* China
* Colombia
* Costa Rica
* Cyprus
* Denmark
* Dominican Republic
* Ecuador
* Egypt
* El Salvador
* Ethiopia
* Finland
* France
* Germany
* Ghana
* Greece
* Guatemala
* Guyana
* Haiti
* Honduras
* Hungary
* Iceland
* India
* Indonesia
* Ireland
* Israel
* Italy
* Japan
* Jordan
* South Korea
* Kyrgyzstan
* Latvia
* Lebanon
* Malta
* Mexico
* Mongolia
* Morocco
* Netherlands
* New Zealand
* Nicaragua
* Norway
* Pakistan
* Panama
* Paraguay
* Peru
* Philippines
* Poland
* Portugal
* Qatar
* Romania
* Russia
* Saudi Arabia
* Slovenia
* South Korea
* Spain
* Sweden
* Switzerland
* Syria
* Taiwan
* Thailand
* Trinidad & Tobago
* Tunisia
* Turkey
* Ukraine
* United Kingdom
* Venezuela
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The Phoenix area has ...

Consulate of Sweden ... 1 Renaissance Square, downtown
Consulate of Cyprus ... 12th St and Missouri
Consulate General of Mexico ... 19th Avenue and Camelback
Consulate of Germany ... 10th St and Missouri
General Consulate of Honduras ... 40th St and McDowell
Consulate of Guatemala ... 7th St and Highland
Consulate of the Netherlands ... 20th St and Highland, and 3 more in Scottsdale ?
Canadian Consulate ... 24th St and Camelback
Consulate General of Norway ... 23rd Ave and Peoria
Honorary Vice Consulate of Italy ... 12th St and Missouri

Consulate General of Switzerland ... Scottsdale Rd and Osborn, Scottsdale
Royal Danish Consulate ... 94th St and Raintree, Scottsdale
Consulate of Finland, 99th Avenue and Bell, Sun City (wtf?)
Good list. You can add a few more for Phoenix:

Consulate for the United Kingdom, in Glendale
Consulate for Costa Rica, in Scottsdale
Consulate for Ecuador, in Tempe
Honorary Consulate for El Salvador, in Paradise Valley
Honorary Consulate for Iceland, in Paradise Valley
Honorary Consulate for Peru, in Mesa


I'm surprised Phoenix doesn't have more of these. France would be an obvious one, for tourist reasons. Brazil should have one as well, given the 'seemingly' large population residing here. I also can't believe that China and Japan don't have consulates here as well, given that they are large trading partners.

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the mexican and japanese consulates in vancouver have snagged some prime parking - grrr
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but here is a list of consulates in Vancouver and BC

australia
austria
barbados
belgium
belize
bolivia
brazil
chile
china
costa rica
denmark
ecuador
finland
france
germany
ghana
greece
guatemala
hungary
iceland
india
indonesia
ireland
italy
jamaica
japan
korea - two
lesotho
luxemboug
malaysia
mexico
netherlands
new zealand
norway
panama
peru
phillipines
poland
portugal
senegal
singapore
south africa
spain
sri lanka
sweden
switzerland
thailand
tunisia
turkey
united kingdom
usa
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