Imperial is that which relates to an
empire An empire is a sovereign state consisting of several territories and peoples subject to a single ruling authority, often an emperor. States can be empires either by narrow definition through having an emperor and being named as such, or by broad ...
emperor An emperor (from la, imperator, via fro, empereor) is a monarch, and usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. Empress, the female equivalent, may indicate an emperor's wife (empress consort), mother (empress ...

, or
imperialism Imperialism is a policy or ideology of extending the rule over peoples and other countries, for extending political and economic access, power and control, often through employing hard power, especially military force, but also soft power. While ...
. Imperial or The Imperial may also refer to:


United States

Imperial, California Imperial is a city in Imperial County, California, north of El Centro. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 14,758. It is part of the El Centro metropolitan area. In 2016 Imperial was the fourth fastest-growing city in the state, ...
Imperial, Missouri Imperial is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,709 at the 2010 census, up from 4,373 in 2000. It was originally known as West Kimmswick, and is located south of downtown St. Louis. St ...
Imperial, Nebraska Imperial is a city in Chase County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,071 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Chase County. History The original town of Imperial was built on land homesteaded by Thomas Mercier and M.J. Goodric ...
Imperial, Pennsylvania Imperial is a census-designated place (CDP) in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The community was formerly part of the Imperial-Enlow CDP before splitting into two separate CDP's. The popu ...
Imperial, Texas Imperial is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pecos County, Texas, United States. The population was 278 at the 2010 census. Geography Imperial is located at (31.271968, -102.695799). It is situated at the intersection of Farm Roads 11 and 1053, ...
Imperial, West Virginia Imperial is an unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia. The community most likely was named after the local Imperial Glass Sand Company. References Unincorporated communities in West Virginia Unincorpora ...
Imperial, Virginia Imperial was an unincorporated community in Lee County, Virginia, United States. References Unincorporated communities in Lee County, Virginia Unincorporated communities in Virginia {{LeeCountyVA-geo-stub ...
Imperial County, California Imperial County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 174,528, making it the least populous county in Southern California. The county seat is El Centro. Established in 1907 from a division of San D ...
Imperial Valley The Imperial Valley ( es, Valle de Imperial or ''Valle Imperial'') lies in the California counties of Imperial and Riverside in southeastern Southern California with an urban area centered on the city of El Centro. The Valley is bordered by the C ...
, California *
Imperial Beach, California Imperial Beach is a residential beach city in San Diego County, California, San Diego County, California, with a population of 26,324 at the 2010 census. The city is the southernmost city in California and the West Coast of the United States. It ...


Imperial (Madrid) Imperial is an administrative neighborhood (''barrio'') of Madrid belonging to the district of Arganzuela. It is 0.967500 km² in size. References Wards of Madrid Arganzuela {{Madrid-geo-stub ...
, an administrative neighborhood in Spain *
Imperial, Saskatchewan Imperial is a town in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The town is located along Saskatchewan Highway 2. Demographics See also * List of communities in Saskatchewan * List of towns in Saskatchewan Footnotes External links * C ...
, a town in Canada


Imperial Apartments The Imperial Apartments is a Renaissance style residential building at 1198 Pacific Street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. They were designed by architect Montrose Morris for the developer Louis F. Seitz in 1892. A ...
, a building in Brooklyn, New York *
Imperial City, Huế Imperial is that which relates to an empire, emperor, or imperialism. Imperial or The Imperial may also refer to: Places United States * Imperial, California * Imperial, Missouri * Imperial, Nebraska * Imperial, Pennsylvania * Imperial, Texas * ...
, a palace in Huế, Vietnam *
Imperial Palace (disambiguation)Imperial Palace may refer to: Palaces *Tokyo Imperial Palace (Kōkyo), Tokyo, Japan *Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto, Japan *Imperial Palace of Goslar, Goslar, Germany Hotels *IP Casino Resort Spa, Biloxi, Mississippi; formerly the Imperial Palace Bil ...
Imperial Towers The Imperial Towers of Ontario were six of the earliest lighthouses built on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, all constructed primarily of stone, by the Province of Canada. The origin of the designation ''Imperial'' is not certain, but some historians ...
, a group of lighthouses on Lake Huron, Canada *
The Imperial (Mumbai) The Imperial is a modernist style twin-tower ultra luxurious residential skyscraper complex in the billionaires row of Mumbai, India. It has been home to several high-net-worth individuals. Location Designed by architect Hafeez Contractor, Th ...
, a skyscraper apartment complex in India

Animals and plants

* ''
Cheritra ''Cheritra'' is the genus of "typical" imperials, butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. The species of this genus are found in the Indomalayan realm. Species *''Cheritra aenea'' Semper, 1890 Philippines *''Cheritra aenigma'' Cowan, 1967 Sumatra * ...
'' or imperial, a genus of butterfly

Architecture, design, and fashion

* Imperial, a luggage case for the top of a coach * Imperial, the top, roof or second-storey compartment of a coach or carriage, especially a
stagecoach A stagecoach is a four-wheeled public coach used to carry paying passengers and light packages on journeys long enough to need a change of horses. It is strongly sprung and generally drawn by four horses. Widely used before steam-powered, rail t ...
* Imperial, a style of
moustache A moustache (; en-US, mustache, ) is a strip of facial hair grown above the upper lip. Moustaches have been worn in various styles throughout history. Etymology The word "moustache" is French, and is derived from the Italian ''moustacio'' (f ...
Imperial staircase 200px, The imperial staircase of the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, looking down to the first landing An imperial staircase (sometimes erroneously known as a "double staircase") is the name given to a staircase with divided flights. Usually the firs ...
, a style of staircase

Arts, entertainment, and media

Fictional entities

* Imperial, a megacorporation in
Mutant Chronicles ''Mutant Chronicles'' is a pen-and-paper role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic world, originally published in 1993. It has spawned a franchise of collectible card games, miniature wargames, video games, novels, comic books, and a film of ...
* Imperial, several entities in the Galactic Empire (''Star Wars'') * Imperial (''Elder Scrolls''), a fictional race in ''The Elder Scrolls'' series of video games


* ''Imperial'' (board game), a German-style board game by Mac Gerdts


* ''Imperial'' (book), a 2009 book by William T. Vollmann * ''Imperial'' (comics), a story arc from ''New X-Men''


Groups and labels

Imperial Records Imperial Records is an American record company and label started in 1947 by Lew Chudd. The label was reactivated in 2006 by EMI, which owned the label and back catalogue at the time. Imperial is owned by Universal Music Group. Early years to 1979 ...
, an American record company *
Little Anthony and the Imperials Little Anthony and the Imperials is an American rhythm and blues/soul vocal group from New York City founded by Clarence Collins in the 1950s and named in part for its lead singer, Jerome Anthony "Little Anthony" Gourdine, who was noted for his hig ...
, an American doo-wop vocal group *
The Imperials The Imperials are an American Christian music group that has been active for over 55 years. Originating as a southern gospel quartet, the innovative group would become pioneers of contemporary Christian music in the 1960s. There have been many c ...
, a vocal group * Imperial (band), an American metalcore band


* ''Imperial'' (Denzel Curry album), 2016 * ''Imperial'' (In Fear and Faith album), 2010 * ''Imperial'', by
Robin Guthrie Robin Andrew Guthrie (born 4 January 1962) is a Scottish musician, songwriter, composer, record producer and audio engineer, best known as the co-founder of the alternative rock band Cocteau Twins. During his career Guthrie has performed g ...
, 2003 * ''The Imperial'' (The Delines album), 2019 * ''The Imperial'' (Flipmode Squad album), 1998


* "Imperial", a song by HammerFall from the 2005 album '' Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken'' * "Imperial", a song by Momus from his 2016 album ''
Scobberlotchers ''Scobberlotchers'' is a 2016 album by Scottish musician Momus. It was released on 9 September 2016 by independent record label American Patchwork on CD and distributed by Darla Records. Background The album was recorded between June and August 2 ...
'' * "Imperial", a song by Rah Digga from the 2000 album ''
Dirty Harriet ''Dirty Harriet'' is the debut album by American hip hop recording artist Rah Digga. It was released via Flipmode/Elektra in 2000. The album went on to sell over 396,000 units in the United States and another 321,000 copies sold worldwide. The albu ...
'' * "Imperial", a song by Strapping Young Lad from the 2005 album ''
Alien Alien primarily refers to: * Alien (law), a person in a country who is not a national of that country ** Enemy alien, the above in times of war * Extraterrestrial life, life which does not originate from Earth ** Specifically, intelligent extraterr ...

Brands and enterprises

Beverages and foods

Imperial (beer) ''Imperial'' (Cerveza Imperial) is a Costa Rican brand of beer, manufactured by the Florida Ice & Farm Company (FIFCO). Imperial, a lager, was first produced by the Ortega brewery in 1924 and is the most popular beer in Costa Rica. It has spun of ...
, a Costa Rican brand of beer * Imperial margarine, a brand of margarine distributed by Unilever * Mint imperial, a type of candy


* Hotel Imperial, a hotel in Vienna, Austria * Imperial Hotel (disambiguation) * The Imperial, New Delhi, a hotel in India


* Chrysler Imperial, a car built 1926–1954 and after 1990 * Imperial (automobile), a marque used by Chrysler 1955–1983 * Imperial (British automobile), three separate British makes of car * Imperial (SP train), ''Imperial'' (SP train), a night train of the Rock Island Rail Road and the Southern Pacific * ''Imperial Limited'', a night train of the Canadian Pacific Railway * Imperial Air Cargo, a South African cargo airline * Imperial Airlines, a United States commuter airline * Imperial Airport, an airport in Saskatchewan, Canada * Imperial Automobile Company, an American automaker 1908–1916

Other brands and enterprises

* Imperial Bank Limited, a commercial bank in Kenya * Imperial Oil, a Canadian company * Imperial Productions, a London theatre company * Imperial Theater (disambiguation) * Imperial Tobacco, a British multinational company * Imperial Typewriter Company, a British manufacturer



* Imperial College London, an English university * Imperial Academy (Ethiopia), the national academy of Ethiopia * Imperial Valley College, an American community college in Imperial County, California

Government and politics

* Indian Civil Service (British India), a British rule in India


* Imperials Football Club, a defunct Australian rules football club * Imperial Futebol Clube, a Brazilian football (soccer) club


* Athena Imperial (born 1987), Filipina news reporter, communication researcher and beauty queen * Barbie Imperial (born 1998), Filipina actress and model * Carlos Eduardo Imperial (1935–1992), Brazilian actor, filmmaker, presenter, songwriter and music producer * Carlos R. Imperial (1930–2010), Filipino politician * Dino Imperial (born 1988), Filipino actor, club MC, model and radio disk jockey * Francisco Imperial, 15th-century Genoese poet in Seville

Standards and types

* Imperial, a traditional paper size, 22 x 30 inches * Imperial, a wine bottle nomenclature for a one-gallon bottle size * Imperial purple, a reddish-purple natural dye * Imperial units, a measurement system used in the UK and Commonwealth of Nations

See also

* Imperial Court (disambiguation) * Imperial River (disambiguation) * Imperial Seal (disambiguation) * Imperial University (disambiguation) {{disambiguation, geo, surname