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Age of Majority by Country 2024

The age of majority is the age when a child becomes an adult under the laws of that country. The age of majority may differ within a country for when a child becomes an adult regarding criminal charges and when a child can get married or obtain other rights of an adult.

- The age of majority is the age at which an individual is legally considered to be an adult rather than a minor.

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Country
Age of Majority
Egypt21
Madagascar21
Ivory Coast21
Cameroon21
Honduras21
United Arab Emirates21
Singapore21
Kuwait21
Namibia21
Gabon21
Lesotho21
Bahrain21
Eswatini21
Samoa21
Grenada21
Japan20
Thailand20
New Zealand20
South Korea19
Algeria19
India18
China18
United States18
Pakistan18
Nigeria18
Brazil18
Bangladesh18
Russia18
Ethiopia18
Mexico18
Philippines18
DR Congo18
Turkey18
Germany18
Tanzania18
United Kingdom18
France18
South Africa18
Italy18
Kenya18
Colombia18
Uganda18
Sudan18
Spain18
Iraq18
Argentina18
Afghanistan18
Poland18
Canada18
Morocco18
Ukraine18
Angola18
Uzbekistan18
Mozambique18
Ghana18
Peru18
Malaysia18
Nepal18
Venezuela18
Niger18
Australia18
Syria18
Mali18
Taiwan18
Burkina Faso18
Sri Lanka18
Malawi18
Kazakhstan18
Chile18
Romania18
Chad18
Ecuador18
Guatemala18
Senegal18
Netherlands18
Zimbabwe18
Guinea18
Rwanda18
Benin18
Burundi18
Bolivia18
Tunisia18
Haiti18
Belgium18
Dominican Republic18
Jordan18
South Sudan18
Sweden18
Papua New Guinea18
Czech Republic18
Azerbaijan18
Tajikistan18
Greece18
Portugal18
Hungary18
Belarus18
Israel18
Togo18
Sierra Leone18
Austria18
Switzerland18
Laos18
Nicaragua18
Serbia18
Libya18
Paraguay18
Bulgaria18
Turkmenistan18
El Salvador18
Republic of the Congo18
Denmark18
Central African Republic18
Slovakia18
Finland18
Liberia18
Norway18
Palestine18
Costa Rica18
Lebanon18
Ireland18
Mauritania18
Oman18
Panama18
Croatia18
Eritrea18
Georgia18
Mongolia18
Uruguay18
Moldova18
Bosnia and Herzegovina18
Gambia18
Albania18
Jamaica18
Armenia18
Qatar18
Botswana18
Lithuania18
Guinea Bissau18
Slovenia18
Latvia18
Equatorial Guinea18
Trinidad and Tobago18
Estonia18
Mauritius18
Cyprus18
Djibouti18
Fiji18
Comoros18
Guyana18
Bhutan18
Solomon Islands18
Luxembourg18
Suriname18
Montenegro18
Cape Verde18
Malta18
Maldives18
Brunei18
Belize18
Bahamas18
Iceland18
Vanuatu18
Barbados18
Sao Tome and Principe18
Saint Lucia18
Micronesia18
Tonga18
Seychelles18
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines18
Antigua and Barbuda18
Andorra18
Dominica18
Saint Kitts and Nevis18
Liechtenstein18
Monaco18
San Marino18
Palau18
Nauru18
North Korea17
Timor Leste17
Vietnam16
Myanmar16
Cambodia16
Cuba16
Kyrgyzstan16
Indonesia15
Saudi Arabia15
Yemen15
Iran9
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What country has the lowest age of majority?

The majority of countries have set their age of majority at 18 years of age. However, you can be held criminally liable when you are just 10 years of age in the country of Australia.

What is the oldest age of majority in the world?

While you can do many things in the US once you turn 18, there are many things you must wait until you are 21 to legally do. This is the oldest age of majority in the world.

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