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Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state or province. ...

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Austria

Main article: Districts of Austria

In Austria, a district or bezirk is an administrative subdivision normally encompassing several municipalities, roughly equivalent to the Landkreis in Germany. The administrative office of a district, the Bezirkshauptmannschaft is headed by the Bezirkshauptmann. It is in charge of the administration of all matters of federal and state administrative law and subject to orders from the higher instances, usually the Landeshauptmann (governor) in matters of federal law and the Landesregierung (state government) in state law. While there are matters of administrative law of which the municipalities themselves are in charge or where there are special bodies, the district is the basic unit of general administration in Austria. Officials on the district level are not elected, but appointed by the state government. There are also independent cities in Austria. They are called Statutarstadt in Austrian administrative law. These urban districts do have the same tasks as a normal district. Austria is divided into 84 political districts (Bezirke). ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Administrative law (or regulatory law) is the body of law that arises from the activities of administrative agencies of government. ... Landeshauptmann (literally country captain or state captain) is the German title of the governor of a state of Austria or of the Italian province of Bolzano (South Tyrol). ... An independent city is a city in the United States of America that does not belong to any county, but rather interacts directly with the state government. ... A Statutarstadt (also called a city with its own statute) is a city in Austria with its own municipal law or city statute. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ...


Vienna

Main article: Districts of Vienna

The State of Vienna, which is at the same time a municipality, is also subdivided in twenty-three districts, which, however, have a somewhat different function than in the rest of the country. Legally, the Magistratisches Bezirksamt (district office) is a local offices of the municipality's administration. However, representatives (Bezirksräte) on the district level are elected, and they in turn elect the head of the district, the Bezirksvorsteher. Those representative bodies are supposed to serve as immediate contacts for the locals on the political and administrative level. In practice, they have some power, e.g. concerning matters of traffic. Vienna is composed of 23 districts (Bezirke), which although they all have their own names are numbered for the sake of convenience. ... Inhabitants according to official census figures: 1800 to 2005 Vienna in 1858 Vienna (German: Wien ) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ...


Azerbaijan

Map of the administrative divisions of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan is divided into: 59 rayons (rayonlar; rayon - singular), 11 cities* (saharlar; sahar - singular), 1 autonomous republic** (muxtar respublika); All listed are rayons (with Rayonu after their name) unless otherwise noted. ...

Belgium

The Belgian city of Antwerp is sub-divided into nine districts (Dutch: districten). The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral of our Lady) at the Handschoenmarkt, in the old quarter of Antwerp is the largest cathedral in the Low Countries and home to several triptychs by Baroque painter Rubens. ...


Bangladesh

Bangladeshi districts are local administrative units inherited from the British Raj. In all, there are 64 districts in Bangladesh. Originally, there were 21 greater districts with several subdivisions in each district. In 1984, the government made all these subdivisions into districts. Each district has several sub districts called Upazila in Bengali. The British Empire at its zenith in 1919. ... Upazila also known as Sub-District. ...


Canada

Alberta

In Alberta, the district (known as municipal districts) acts like a county or a city but not like the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia, all districts and counties are part of census subdivisions of their respective census divisions. Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A census subdivision is a Canadian political region organized by Statistics Canada and determined by the provinces. ... Census division is the next smallest political region below province or territory, in Canada, similar to a county. ...


British Columbia

In British Columbia has two types of districts. The first type of district is a municipality which the district acts like a city, town, or a village(probably deliverated from pre-consolidation of Philadelphia County, Philadelphia). Also British Columbia has some districts called Regional Districts, which the district acts like a county and like any counties in the U.S. (except in Connecticut and Rhode Island) and Canada (except in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Newfoundland), it compromise the district seat, the numbers of municipalities, and unincorporated areas. Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English de facto (none stated in law) Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area... The Canadian Province of British Columbia is divided into Regional Districts, analogous to counties in other jurisdictions. ...


Ontario

In Ontario, a district is a statutory subdivision of the province, but, unlike a county, a district is not incorporated. Most districts are comprised of unincorporated lands, mostly Crown land. Originally present-day Southern Ontario (then part of the Province of Quebec and after 1791, Upper Canada) was divided into districts in 1788[1]. Districts continued to operation until 1849 when they were replaced by counties by the Province of Canada. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Crown land is a designated land belonging to the Crown, the equivalent of an entailed estate that passed with the monarchy and could not be alienated from it. ... Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... This article describes the Canadian province. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Map of Upper Canada (orange) Upper Canada was a British territory in what is now the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Note: for information about Canadas present-day provinces, see Provinces and territories of Canada. ...


The current Ontario districts such as Algoma and Nipissing were first created by the Province of Canada in 1858 prior to Confederation for the delivery of judicial and provincial government services to sparsely populated areas from the district seat (e.g. Sault Ste. Marie). Some districts may have District Social Service Administration Boards, which are designed to provide certain social services. The boundaries of a federal census division may correspond to those of a district. Algoma District is a district and census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario districts ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A confederation is an association of sovereign states or communities, usually created by treaty but often later adopting a common constitution. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nickname: The Soo Motto: Naturally Gifted Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario District Algoma District Incorporated 1887 (town), 1912 (city) City Mayor John Rowswell Governing body The Corporation of the City of Sault Sainte Marie MPs Tony Martin MPPs David Orazietti Area    - City 715 km²  (276 sq mi) Elevation 192 m... Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ...


Northwest Territories

In western and northern Canada, the federal government created districts as subdivisions of the Northwest Territories 1870-1905, partly on the model of the districts created in the Province of Canada. The first district created was the District of Keewatin in 1876 followed by four more districts in 1882. Gradually, these districts became separate territories (such as Yukon Territory, separate provinces (such as Alberta and Saskatchewan) or were absorbed into other provinces. The vastness of Canadas Northwest Territories meant that for much of its history it was divided into several districts for ease of administration. ... Motto: none Official languages Chipewyan, Cree, English, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, Tåîchô [1] Flower Mountain avens Tree Tamarack Bird Gyr Falcon Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government (no party affiliations)) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats... Note: for information about Canadas present-day provinces, see Provinces and territories of Canada. ... The District of Keewatin was a distinct entity from Keewatin Region, Northwest Territories, although much of their territory overlapped. ... Motto: none Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Jack Cable Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Area 482,443 km² (9th)  - Land 474,391 km²  - Water 8,052 km² (1. ... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Flower Western Red Lily Tree Paper Birch Bird Sharp-tailed Grouse Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of...


China

Main article: Districts of China

In China, the district or (市辖区, pinyin: shì xiá qū) is a subdivision of any of various city administrative units, including municipalities, sub-provincial cities and prefecture-level cities. Districts have county level status. District, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. ... District, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. ... Pinyin is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin, where pin means spell and yin means sound. The most common variant of pinyin in use is called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as scheme of the Chinese phonetic alphabet... Direct-controlled municipalities are the highest-level cities in China, with status equal to that of the provinces. ... A sub-provincial city (副省级城市), or vice-provincial city, in the Peoples Republic of China, is a prefecture-level city that is ruled by a province, but is administered independently in regard to economy and law. ... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China, ranking below a province and above a county in Chinas administrative structure. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ...


Modern districts are a recent innovation. In the context of pre-modern China, the English translation "district" is typically associated with xian, another Chinese administrative division. The xian is translated as "county" in the context of modern China. China is the worlds oldest continuous major civilization, with written records dating back about 3,500 years and with 5,000 years being commonly used by Chinese as the age of their civilization. ... In the context of Political divisions of China, county is the standard English translation of 县 (xiàn). ...


Germany

  • In Germany, a district ("Kreis") is an administrative unit between the "Länder" (German federal states) and the local / municipal levels (Gemeinden). Most of the 439 German districts are "Landkreise", rural districts. 116 larger cities (usually with more than 100,000 inhabitants) do not belong to a district are considered as urban districts ("Kreisfreie Städte" or "Stadtkreise") themselves. See also: Districts of Germany.

Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... GDR redirects here. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Following the redrawing of Germanys national boundaries after 1945, there were five states or Länder in the Soviet controlled eastern zone: Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Saxony (Sachsen), Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt), and Thuringia (Thüringen), which, together with East Berlin formed the German Democratic Republic in...

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is divided into eighteen districts, each with a district council. The territory of Hong Kong is divided in 18 administrative districts (Population as of 2000) Hong Kong Island Central and Western (274,400) Eastern (620,800) Southern (282,400) Wan Chai (190,300) Kowloon (New Kowloon included) Kowloon City (406,000) Kwun Tong (564,700) Sham Shui Po (372,200...


India

Main article: Districts of India
See also: Subdivisions of India

India's districts (Hindi: ज़िला or जनपद; /zilɑː/ or /ɟənpəd/) are local administrative units inherited from the British Raj. They generally form the tier of local government immediately below that of India's subnational States and Territories. Where warranted, Districts may further be grouped into administrative Divisions, which form an intermediate level between the District and the subnational State (or union territory). The divisions of a district. ... India is divided into: States of India and Territories of India Divisions of India Districts of India Tehsils or Talukas blocks Categories: | | ... The divisions of a district. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... The British Empire at its zenith in 1919. ... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state or province. ... India is subdivided into twenty-eight states and seven union territories; the states and territories are themselves further subdivided. ... Most countries with a federal constitution are made up of a number of entities called states. ... A Union Territory is an administrative division of India. ...


A District is headed by a Deputy Commissioner in most cases, responsible for the overall administration and the maintenance of law and order. The office of District Collector is also defined, who is the local controller of the district-level administrative staff officers (i.e., the "Public Service") of all the local departments under state government. The district collector is a person who belongs to IAS (Indian Administrative Services). Other key responsibilities include the collection of revenue, and for the Judiciary of the district and sessional courts. The roles of Deputy Commissioner and District Collector may be combined. The Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (usually just called the Deputy Commissioner) is the second-in-command of the London Metropolitan Police, ranking below the Commissioner and above the Assistant Commissioners. ... The District Collector is a Central Indian Government appointee who is in charge of the governance of a district in a state. ... Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing private provision of services. ... The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is one of the the All India Services of the Government of India; other important services being the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). ... A tax (also known as a duty) is a financial charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ... In law, the judiciary or judicature is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, and provide a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. ... Composition and Jurisdiction of District Courts In India : administration of justice at district level is done through law courts which are presided over by a judge. ...


Districts are most frequently further sub-divided into smaller administrative units, called either tehsils or talukas, depending on the region. These units have specific local responsibilities, including in particular coordinating revenue collection. A tehsil or taluk is an administrative subdivision or tier found in several South Asian countries. ... A taluka is an administrative division in India below a district; called tahsil/tehsil in northern India. ...


An intermediate level (the Sub-Division) between District and tehsil/taluka may be formed by grouping these units under the oversight of Assistant Commissioners. Each district has well-defined boundaries, and includes one or two cities (or large towns), a few smaller towns and dozens of villages. Most of the Indian districts have the same name as the main town/city that it contains. Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, usually just called Assistant Commissioner (AC), is today the third highest rank in the London Metropolitan Police, ranking below Deputy Commissioner and above Deputy Assistant Commissioner. ...


As of October 2005, a total of 602 Districts are defined in India.


Japan

A district (gun in Japanese) is a local administrative unit comprising towns and villages but not cities. See districts of Japan for more complete description. In 1923, its administrative role was abolished although it is still in use for addressing purposes. "District" is also a translation of chiku, defined by Japan's planning law. A town (町 chō) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... A village (村 mura or son) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...


Kenya

In Kenya, a district (wilayah) is a subdivision of a Province and is headed by a District Officer (DO). A wilāyah (Arabic: ولاية) or vilayet (Turkish: vilâyet) or (ولایت in Persian) is an administrative division, usually translated as province. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Lists of subnational entities | Kenya ...


Korea (South)

A district (gu) is a subdivision of larger cities in South Korea. Smaller cities have no districts, whereas districts in Seoul and six Metropolitan Cities are treated as a city in its own right. Administrative divisions of South Korea South Korea is divided into 1 Special City (Teukbyeolsi), 6 Metropolitan Cities (Gwangyeoksi), and 9 Provinces (Do). ... Seoul (Sŏul[1] 서울)   is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea). ... In North and South Korea, Special cities, Metropolitan Cities, and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces (Do). ...


Malaysia

In Malaysia, a district is a division of a state. Malaysia is a federation of 13 states. ...


Nauru

The districts of Nauru are the only subdivisions of the whole state. There are 14 districts in the Republic of Nauru. ...


New Zealand

A district in New Zealand is a territorial authority (second-tier local government unit) that has not gained the distinction of being proclaimed a city. Districts tend to be less urbanised, tend to cover more than one population centre and a larger amount of rural area, and tend to have a smaller population than cities. While cities and districts are generally considered to be two different types of territorial authority, the area covered by a city is often known as its district—for example the term district plan is used equally in districts and cities. The Chatham Islands Territory is neither a district nor a city. Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. ... The Chatham Islands from space. ...


A district is not always a simple division of a region, some districts straddle regional boundaries. Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ...


Pakistan

Main article: Districts of Pakistan

Pakistan's districts are local administrative units inherited from the British Raj. Districts were generally grouped into administrative Divisions, which in turn formed Provinces. Pakistan has 130 districts (including seven in Azad Jammu and Kashmir). They comprise of villages, towns and cities. A District is headed by a District Nazim (Mayor), who is an elected official and the local controller of the district level officers of all the departments under provincial government. The District Nazim heads an elected District Council which is comprised to councilors, who represent various district level constituencies. The councils have a constitutional requirement to be comprised of a minimum of 33% women, there is no upper limit to that; so women can comprise 100% of these councils but men cannot. Here is a list of all of the districts of Pakistan as of 2003. ... The British Empire at its zenith in 1919. ... Provinces and Territories of Pakistan Pakistan is divided in to Four Provinces and Four federally administered Territories. ... Azad Kashmir (formally the Islamic Republic of Azad Jammu and Kashmir) is part of the Pakistani-controlled part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, along with the Northern Areas. ...


Peru

Main article: Districts of Peru

Districts (span: distrito, distritos) form the third level of Peruvian territorial subdivisions. ...

Portugal

Districts (distritos) are administrative divisions of Portugal. They do not have an elected government; they are governed by a "civil governor" appointed by the central government. See Districts of Portugal. Districts There are 18 Districts (distritos, singular - distrito) in mainland Portugal: note: Territorial division in Portugal is currently in flux, because of planned decentralization. ...


Scotland

In Scotland, local government districts were use from 1975 to 1996. The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I...


Serbia

Main article: Districts of Serbia

Serbia is divided into twenty-nine districts (okrug) and the city of Belgrade, each of which is further divided into municipalities (opština) It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Subdivisions of Serbia. ... Anthem: Bože pravde (English: God of Justice) Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Serbian written with the Cyrillic alphabet1 Government Republic  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica  - President Boris Tadić Establishment    - Formation 814   - First Serbian Uprising 1804   - Internationally recognized July 13, 1878   - Kingdom of SCS created December 1, 1918   - SCG dissolved... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Subdivisions of Serbia. ... Okrug is a term to denote administrative subdivision in some Slavic states. ... Belgrade (Serbian: Београд or Beograd  ) is the capital and largest city of Serbia. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... OpÅ¡tina is Montenegrin/Serbian word mainly meaning Municipality. ...


Slovakia

Main article: Districts of Slovakia

In Slovakia, a district (okres) is a local administrative unit. An okres (in English district) is an administrative unit in Slovakia. ... Slovakia is subdivided into 8 kraje (singular - kraj, usually translated as regions, but actually meaning rather county), each of which is named after their principal city. ...


South Africa

Districts of South Africa
Districts of South Africa

In South Africa, the district municipality forms the layer of government below the provinces. A district municipality is in turn divided into several local municipalities. This structure varies in the six largest urban areas (Cape Town, Durban, East Rand, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria), where a metropolitan municipality is both a district and a local municipality. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1141x828, 37 KB) Map showing the 52 districts of South Africa. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1141x828, 37 KB) Map showing the 52 districts of South Africa. ... A map of the 52 districts of South Africa South Africa is divided into 52 districts (Metropolitan and District municipalities). ... In South Africa, a district municipality or Category C municipality is a municipality which executes some the functions of local government for a district. ... A map of the nine provinces of South Africa South Africa is currently divided into nine provinces. ... Municipalities in South Africa are a division of local government that lie one level down from provincial government, and form the lowest level of democratically elected government structures in the country. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... A map of Gauteng, showing the East Rand. ... City motto: Unity in Development Province Gauteng Mayor Amos Masondo Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... In South Africa, a metropolitan municipality or Category A municipality is a municipality which executes all the functions of local government for a city or conurbation. ...


Sri Lanka

For purposes of local government, the country of Sri Lanka is divided into nine provinces: Western, Central, Southern, Northern, Eastern, North Western, North Central, Uva and Sabaragamuwa. (The Northern and Eastern Provinces, however, have been technically jointly administered since 1988.) Sri Lanka is divided into eight provinces for the purposes of local governance. ... The western province is the most densely populated part of Sri Lanka. ... The Central Province of Sri Lanka consists primarily of mountainous terrain. ... The Southern Province of Sri Lanka is a small geographic area consisting of the districts of Galle, Matara and Hambantota. ... Northern Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... Eastern Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... Wayamba Province in Sri Lanka North Western Province, or Wayamba as it is known in Sri Lanka is a province of Sri Lanka. ... North Central Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... Uva Province, Sri Lanka Uva is Sri Lankas second least populated province, with 1,187,335 people, created in 1896. ... Sabaragamuwa is a province of Sri Lanka, and contains two main cities: Ratnapura and Kegalle. ...


The provinces are subdivided into a total of twenty-five administrative districts [2]. The administrative districts are Colombo 642 km², Gampaha 1,393 km² and Kalutara 1,606 km² in the Western Province, Kandy 2,365 km², Matale 1,987 km² and Nuwara Eliya 1,228 km² in the Central Province, Galle 1,673 km², Matara 1,246 km², and Hambantota 2,593 km² in the Southern Province, Jaffna 1,114 km², Mannar 1,963 km², Mullaitivu 1,580 km², Vavuniya 2,642 km². and Kilinochchi 1,171 km² in the Northern Province, Batticaloa 2,463 km², Trincomalee 2,616 km² and Ampara 2,984 km² in the Eastern Province, Kurunegala 4,771 km² and Puttalam 2,976 km² in the North Western Province, Anuradhapura 7,128 km² and Polonnaruwa 3,403 km² in the North Central Province, Badulla 2,818 km² and Moneragala 7,133 km² in the Uva Province, and Ratnapura 3,237 km² and Kegalle 1,663 km² in the Sabaragamuwa Province. [3] Map of Colombo with its administrative districts Coordinates: District Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Uvaiz Mohammad Imitiyaz (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Area    - City 14. ... Gampaha is a city in Sri Lanka and the capital of the Gampaha District in the Western Province, north of Colombo. ... The western province is the most densely populated part of Sri Lanka. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... The Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy Kandy (මහ නුවර in Sinhala, கண்டி in Tamil) is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. ... Matale is a town in the hill country of Sri Lanka, 96 miles from Colombo. ... View of Nuwara Eliya from Unique View Road A temple to Hanuman near Nuwara Eliya A tea plantation near Nuwara Eliya A waterfall located in the surroundings of Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya (pronounced approximately ), the City of Light, is a town in Sri Lanka. ... The Central Province of Sri Lanka consists primarily of mountainous terrain. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... The Fort: View of the lighthouse Galle (ගාල්ල in Sinhala; காலி in Tamil) (pronounced as one syllable, rhyming with Gaul in English, in Sinhalese, IPA /gaːlːə/) is a town situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. ... // Matara City Matara is the one of the largest city in Sri Lanka. ... Hambantota is a district in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. ... The Southern Province of Sri Lanka is a small geographic area consisting of the districts of Galle, Matara and Hambantota. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil, Jaffna Jaffna (யாழ்ப்பாணம் in Tamil meaning யாழ்=harp, பாணம்=town of harper, යාපනය in Sinhala) the capital city of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka. ... Mannar is a district of Sri Lanka. ... Mullaitivu is a small town on the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka. ... Vavuniya, city of Sri Lanka Market In Vavuniya Being a frontline town, Vavuniya has been a strategic location in Sri Lanka’s conflict between the Government - Sri Lankan Army and LTTE forces. ... Kilinochchi District Killinochchi(කිලිනොච්චිය) is a small city in the Kilinochchi district on northern province of Sri Lanka. ... Northern Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Batticaloa (මඩකළපුව in Sinhala, மட்டக்களப்பு in Tamil) was the provincial capital of the eastern province of Sri Lanka. ... Trincomalee District Map Trincomalee (Tamil: (Thirukonamalai, hist: Sirigonakanda); Sinhala: (Thirikunamalaya)) is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, about 110 miles northeast of Kandy. ... Ampara is a remote city on the East Coast of Sri Lanka, about 320km from the capital city of Colombo. ... Eastern Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... View of Kurunegala from atop Ethagala. ... Puttalam is a district situated near to the west coast of Sri Lanka. ... Wayamba Province in Sri Lanka North Western Province, or Wayamba as it is known in Sri Lanka is a province of Sri Lanka. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Anuradhapura, (අනුරාධපුර in Sinhala), is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, world famous for its well preserved ruins of the Great Sri Lankan Civilization. ... The second most ancient of Sri Lankas kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. ... North Central Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Badulla (?? in Sinhala; பதுளை in Tamil) is the capital of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. ... Uva Province, Sri Lanka Uva is Sri Lankas second least populated province, with 1,187,335 people, created in 1896. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Ratnapura (?? in Sinhala; இரத்தினபுரி in Tamil) (meaning The city of gems in Sinhala & Tamil) is the chief town in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. ... Kegalle is a city in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. ... Sabaragamuwa is a province of Sri Lanka, and contains two main cities: Ratnapura and Kegalle. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ...


Switzerland

In Switzerland, some cantons organise themselves into districts, while others dispense with districts and govern themselves at the Wahlkreise (Constituency or electoral district) level. In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ...


Thailand

A district ("amphoe") is a subdivision of a Province ("changwat") in Thailand. Some provinces also contain sub-districts ("king amphoe"), which are smaller than the average district. A amphoe (sometimes also amphur, Thai: อำเภอ) is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand. ... Thailand is divided into 76 provinces (Thai: จังหวัด, changwat, singular and plural), which are grouped into 5 groups of provinces - sometimes the East and Central are grouped together. ...


Districts are a form of local government in several countries. Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state or province. ...

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United Kingdom

England

Main article: Districts of England

Districts are the most recognisable form of local government in large parts of England. For those areas which retain two-tier local government, districts usually form the lower tier of that arrangement, with counties forming the upper tier. Districts tend to have responsibility for a number of areas including: The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state or province. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state or province. ... The traditional counties as usually portrayed. ...

  • tax collection (Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates)
  • Leisure Services
  • Refuse collection
  • Housing
  • Planning
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Environmental Health

Each district raises taxes from residents on behalf of itself, and the upper tier authority through the Council Tax. It also raises income from business through the Non-Domestic Rates system, which is co-ordinated nationally. A tax (also known as a duty) is a financial charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ... The Council Tax is the main form of local taxation in England, Scotland and Wales. ... The Council Tax is the main form of local taxation in England, Scotland and Wales. ...


Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is divided into twenty-six districts for local government purposes. The councils do not carry out the same range of functions as those in the rest of the United Kingdom, e.g. they have no responsibility for education, for road building or for housing (though they do nominate members to the advisory Northern Ireland Housing Council). Northern Ireland is divided into 26 districts for local government purposes. ... Motto: (Latin for Who would separate us?)[1] Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (de facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official language(s) English (de facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3, NI Sign Language Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state or province. ...


Their functions do include waste and recycling services, leisure and community services, building control and local economic and cultural development. They are not planning authorities, but are consulted on some planning applications. Collection of rates (local tax) is handled by the Rate Collection Agency. The international recycling symbol. ... An example of leisure, someone falling asleep whilst bathing in the sun. ...


United States

Satellite photograph of the District of Columbia.
Satellite photograph of the District of Columbia.

There are several types of district in the United States. Landsat image of Washington, DC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Landsat image of Washington, DC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


A constituency with a representative in Congress is a congressional district. Each state is organized into one or more such districts; the exact number within each state is based on the most recent census. Only voters within each district are allowed to vote in the election for the member of the House from that district. Overall, there are 435 congressional districts in the United States; each has roughly 630,000 people, with some variance. Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate Dick Cheney, R, since January 20, 2001 Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, R, since January 6, 1999 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of January 4, 2005 elections) Democratic Party Republican Party... U.S. Congressional districts are determined after each census. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ...


A constituency with a representative in a state legislature is a legislative district; the territory over which a federal court has jurisdiction is a federal judicial district.


The District of Columbia is the only part of the United States, excluding territories, that is not located within any of the fifty states. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... A territory is a defined area (including land and waters), usually considered to be a possession of an animal, person, organization, or institution. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to...


The United States also has many types of special-purpose districts with limited powers of local government. School districts are the most common, but other types of districts include college districts, hospital districts, utility districts, irrigation districts, port districts, and public transit districts. Generally a special-purpose district, also known as a special district, is a governmental entity differing from general-purpose districts like municipalities, counties, etc. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... A Community College District is an education district organized to define the community in which a community college operates. ...


Many cities in the late 20th century adopted names for non-governmental districts as a way of increasing recognition and identity of these distinct areas. In New York City, for example, there is the theatre district, the garment district, and districts with names like SoHo and TriBeCa. Soho is an area of central Londons West End, in the borough of the City of Westminster. ... Hudson Street in TriBeCa. ...


Until 1854, the pre-consolidation of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania had some districts acting like cities or towns. Philadelphia County is a county located in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. ...


Vietnam

A district (quận) is an administrative unit lying between a province (or lower province) and higher village.


See also

This is a list of lists of unofficial regions by country: List of regions of Australia List of regions of Canada List of regions in India List of regions in Japan List of regions of the United States and historic regions of the United States List of traditional regions of... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ...

External links

  • Chennai IQ - List of Districts in TamilNadu, INDIA

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District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2006 words)
In Alberta, the district (known as municipal districts) acts like a county or a city but not like the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia, all districts and counties are part of census subdivisions of their respective census divisions.
A district ("amphoe") is a subdivision of a Province ("changwat") in Thailand.
A constituency with a representative in Congress is a congressional district.
Urban district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (406 words)
In England and Wales, urban districts and rural districts were created in 1894 (by the Local Government Act of 1894) as subdivisions of administrative counties.
Urban districts usually covered smaller towns, usually with populations of less than 30,000, From the 1930s onwards, many urban and rural districts were merged, and so many urban districts often covered some rural areas as well.
All urban districts in England and Wales were abolished in 1974, (by the Local Government Act 1972) and replaced with a uniform system of larger districts, which usually covered both urban and rural areas.
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