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Federal districts are subdivisions of a federal system of government. Often, these districts are not one of the countries' component subdivisions, and should not be confused with them, but are rather separate entities under the direct control of the federal government. The seat of the federal government is often located in a Federal District, so that no single individual component can exercise undue influence over federal affairs. The word federal in a general sense refers to the nature of an agreement between or among two or more states, nations, or other groups to merge into a union in which control of common affairs is held by a central authority created by and with the consent of the...

United States

There are several types of federal districts in the United States:

The seat of government is the location of the government for a political entity. ... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... The United States federal courts are the system of courts organized under the Constitution and laws of the federal government of the United States. ... For purposes of the federal judicial system, Congress has divided the United States into judicial districts. ... The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... The Federal Reserve System is headquartered in the Eccles Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The Federal Reserve System (also the Federal Reserve; informally The Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. ...

Other countries

The term Distrito Federal, meaning "Federal District" in both the Spanish and Portuguese languages, is used to refer to: Portuguese (Português) is a Romance language predominantly spoken in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea Bissau, Macao Special Administrative Region of China, Mozambique, Portugal, and São Tomé and Príncipe. ...

In Australia, the seat of the federal government in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, which is a federal district. An autonomous (subnational) entity is a subnational entity that has a certain amount of autonomy. ... Buenos Aires (Good Airs in Spanish, originally meaning Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest cities in Latin America. ... The Brazilian Federal District (in Portuguese, Distrito Federal) is set apart for Brasília, the capital of Brazil. ... The Mexican Federal District, known in Spanish as Distrito Federal (D.F.), is an area within Mexico that is not part of any of the Mexican states, but an independent self-governing city-state and the seat of the Federal Government. ... Capital District (spanish Distrito Capital) is the capital area of Venezuela which is placed on the same rank of states. ... Canberra is the capital city of Australia and, with a population of just over 323,000, is also Australias largest inland city. ... Motto: Pro Rege, Lege et Grege (For the Queen, the Law and the People) Nickname: (none) Other Australian states and territories Capital Canberra Government Administrator Chief Minister Const. ...

In India, the capital city, New Delhi, is located in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) is a special Union Territory of India. ... This article deals with the city of Delhi. ...

There are seven Federal districts of Russia, which function as an additional administrative layer between other subdivisions and the Russian Federation as a whole. All of the federal subjects of Russia are grouped into seven federal districts (Russian: федеральные округа, sing. ...

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Autonomous: banner | city | community | county | prefecture | province | region | republic | ward
Civil: parish | township
Federal: capital | district | capital district | capital territory
Local: council
Metropolitan: borough | county
National: capital district | capital territory
Rural: council | district | municipality
Urban: district
edit See also: List of terms for subnational entities, List of subnational entities, Matrix of subnational entities

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Federal district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (260 words)
Federal districts are subdivisions of a federal system of government.
These districts are not generally considered to be one of the countries' component states and should not be confused with them, but are rather separate entities under the direct control of the federal government — forms of territory.
In Australia, the seat of the federal government in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, is a federal district.
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