Districts are a type of administrative division of some countries, managed by a local government. Examples of administrative divisions English terms In many of the following terms corresponding to British cultural influence areas of relatively low mean population Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State.
In Austria, a district or Bezirk is an administrative division normally encompassing several municipalities, roughly equivalent to the Landkreis in Germany. Austria is divided into 84 political districts ( Politische Bezirke ' and 15 Statutarstädte which form their own districts Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly denotes a City, Town, or Village, or Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. 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. Administrative law is the body of Law that governs the activities of administrative agencies of Government. A Landeshauptmann ( German for "state captain" literally 'country headman' plural Landeshauptleute or Landeshauptmänner as in Styria till 1861 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. An independent city is a City that does not form part of another general-purpose Local government entity They are called Statutarstadt in Austrian administrative law. A Statutory city ( Statutarstadt in Austria, or Statutární město in Czech Republic) is a city with its own municipal Law These urban districts do have the same tasks as a normal district. In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, an urban district was a type of Local government district that covered an Urbanised area
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. Vienna is composed of 23 districts ( Bezirke) which although they all have their own names are numbered for the sake of convenience Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. 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.
Electoral districts are used in state elections. State Electoral District is a term used to refer to an electorate within the Lower House or Legislative Cadastral divisions of Australia (also called Land administrative divisions) refers to the parts of Australia which are divided into the cadastral units Districts were also used in several states as cadastral units for land titles. A cadastre (also spelled cadaster) is a comprehensive register of the Metes and bounds real property of a country and commonly includes details of Some were used as squatting districts. Squatting is the act of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or Building that the squatter does not own rent or otherwise have permission to use New South Wales had several different types of districts used in the nineteenth century. Cadastral divisions of New South Wales refers to the 141 counties within the Australian state of New South Wales, which are further subdivided into 7459 Parishes
Bangladeshi districts are local administrative units inherited from the British Raj. ||-||} Azerbaijan is divided into 59 Districts ( rayonlar; sing For usage see British rule in India British Raj ( rāj, lit "reign" in Hindustani) primarily refers to the British 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 districts of Bangladesh are divided into subdistricts or upazilas ( Bengali উপজেলা upojela)
In Belgian municipalities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, on initiative of the local council, sub-municipal administrative entities with elected councils may be created. The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those As such, only Antwerp, having over 460,000 inhabitants, became subdivided into nine districts (Dutch: districten). ||-||-||-||} Antwerp ( Dutch:, French: Anvers) is a City and Municipality in Belgium and the capital of the ||-||-||-||} Antwerp ( Dutch:, French: Anvers) is a City and Municipality in Belgium and the capital of the Dutch ( is a West Germanic language spoken by around 24 million people 22 million of which are from the Netherlands, Belgium and Suriname
The Belgian arrondissements (also in French as well as in Dutch), an administrative level between province (or the capital region) and municipality, or the lowest judicial level, are in English sometimes called districts as well. An arrondissement is an Administrative division in some French or Dutch -speaking countries French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Dutch ( is a West Germanic language spoken by around 24 million people 22 million of which are from the Netherlands, Belgium and Suriname English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States
Brazilian municipalities are subdivided into districts. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld |||} This article is about the municipalities of Brazil. The States of Brazil are divided into many municipalities Each municipality usually have only one urban district, which contains the city itself, consisting of the seat of the local government, where the municipality's prefeitura and câmara de vereadores (respectively, the Executive and Legislative local bodies) are located. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status For subsequent types of praefectura, see Prefect. Prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office A city council is a form of Local government, usually covering a City or other Urban area, such as a Town. In Political science and Constitutional law, the executive is the branch of government responsible for the day-to-day management of the State. A legislature is a type of representative Deliberative assembly with the power to create amend and change Laws The law created by a legislature is called Legislation The rural districts may also present a sublocal Executive body, named subprefeitura. Subprefecture is an Administrative division of a country that is below Prefecture or Province.
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. Alberta (ælˈbɝtə is one of Canada's prairie provinces. It became a province on September 1 1905 A county is a Land area of Regional Government within a larger State. The census geographic units of Canada are the Country subdivisions defined and used by Canada's federal government statistics bureau Statistics Canada to The term census division or Census Division is officially used for the Census divisions of Canada and the Census divisions of the United States.
The province of British Columbia is subdivided into regional districts, which are more or less analogous to counties in other jurisdictions, each comprising a district seat, a number of municipalities, and unincorporated areas. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C The Canadian Province of British Columbia is divided into regional districts.
Some municipalities in British Columbia are also incorporated as district municipalities, which essentially function as a city, town, or village. A district municipality is a designation for a class of municipalities found in several locations including British Columbia, Canada and Lithuania
In Ontario, a district is a statutory subdivision of the province, but, unlike a county, a district is not incorporated. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec A county is a Land area of Regional Government within a larger State. Most districts are composed of unincorporated lands, mostly Crown land. Crown land is a designated area belonging to The Crown, the equivalent of an entailed estate that passed with the Monarchy and could not be Originally present-day Southern Ontario (then part of the Province of Quebec and after 1791, Upper Canada) was divided into districts in 1788. Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario lying south of the French River and Algonquin Park. Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Year 1791 ( MDCCXCI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Province of Upper Canada (French Province du Haut-Canada) was a British colony located in what is now the southern portion of the Province of Ontario Year 1788 ( MDCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap Districts continued to operation until 1849 when they were replaced by counties by the Province of Canada. The Province of Canada or the United Province of Canada was a British colony in North America from 1841 to 1867
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. Algoma District is a District and Census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. Nipissing District Ontario is a District in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. Year 1858 ( MDCCCLVIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common A confederation is a group of empowered 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. g. Sault Ste. Marie). Sault Ste Marie (nicknamed "the Sault" or "the Soo" is a City on the St 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. The term census division or Census Division is officially used for the Census divisions of Canada and the Census divisions of the United States.
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. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The vastness of Canada 's Northwest Territories meant that for much of its history it was divided into several districts for ease of administration The Northwest Territories (ˌnɔrθˌwɛstˈtɛrɨtɔriz ( NWT or NT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) is a territory The Province of Canada or the United Province of Canada was a British colony in North America from 1841 to 1867 The first district created was the District of Keewatin in 1876 followed by four more districts in 1882. The District of Keewatin was a former territory of Canada and later an administrative district of the Northwest Territories. Gradually, these districts became separate territories (such as Yukon Territory, separate provinces (such as Alberta and Saskatchewan) or were absorbed into other provinces. Yukon (ˈjuːkɒn is the westernmost and smallest of Canada's three territories. Alberta (ælˈbɝtə is one of Canada's prairie provinces. It became a province on September 1 1905 Saskatchewan (səˈskætʃəwən) is a prairie province in Canada, which has an area of 588276
In China, the district or qū (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. The term district, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National The term district, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use Direct-controlled municipality (直辖市 zhíxiáshì) is the highest level classificiation for Cities used by Chinese governments with status equal to A sub-provincial city ( Chinese: 副省级城市 (or deputy-provincial city in the People's Republic of China, is a Prefecture-level city A prefecture-level city ( or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the People's Republic of China, ranking below a province and Districts have county level status. See also Administrative divisions of the Republic of China Due to China 's large Population and area the political divisions of China have consisted
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. Chinese civilization originated in various city-states along the Yellow River ( valley in the Neolithic era The xian is translated as "county" in the context of modern China. In the context of Political divisions of China, county is the standard English translation of 县 ( xiàn)
Barranquilla have Special Industrial Port District, Cartagena Tourism and Cultural District; Bogotá Capital District and Santa Marta Historical, Tourims and Cultural District, Historial and Cultural District of Tunja, Special, Ecotouristic, Historical and Universitarian District of Popayán, Special Portuarial District of Turbo, Special Industrial, Portuarial, Biodiverse and Ecotouristic, District of Tumaco, Special Border and Touristic District of Cúcuta and Special Industrial, Portuarial, Biodiverse and Ecotouristic, District of Buenaventura
Hong Kong is divided into eighteen districts, each with a district council. Following the redrawing of Germany 's national boundaries after 1945 there were five states or Länder in the Soviet occupation zone: The Districts of Hong Kong are the 18 administrative areas by which Hong Kong is geographically divided Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders
India's districts (Hindi: ज़िला or जनपद; /zilɑː/ or /ɟənpəd/ or Mavattam Tamil: மாவட்டம்) are local administrative units inherited from the British Raj. A district is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory. The subdivisions of India are Indian subnational administrative units they compose a nested hierarchy of Country subdivisions Indian states and territories frequently A district is an administrative division of a state in India India is divided into twenty-eight states and seven Union territories (UT Hindi ( Devanāgarī: hi [[wiktहिन्दी हिन्दी]] or hi [[wiktहिंदी हिंदी]] IAST:, IPA:) is Tamil (ta தமிழ்; t̪əmɨɻ is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of the Indian subcontinent. For usage see British rule in India British Raj ( rāj, lit "reign" in Hindustani) primarily refers to the British They generally form the tier of local government immediately below that of India's subnational States and Territories. Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country India is a union of states comprising twenty-eight states and seven union 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). Many countries are made up of a number of subnational entities called states (or related terms in languages other than English A Union Territory is a sub-national administrative division of India.
A District is headed by a Deputy Commissioner/ Collector, who is responsible for the overall administration and the maintenance of law and order. A Deputy Commissioner is a Police or administrative official in many different countries The district collector may belong to IAS (Indian Administrative Service). The Indian Administrative Service ( IAS) is the administrative Civil service of the Indian government. Other key responsibilities include the collection of revenue, and criminal prosecution in the district and sessional courts. The District Courts of India are presided over by a Judge. They administer justice in India at a district level Usually, the Deputy Commissioner/ District Collector is conferred with Magisterial powers under section 20 of Criminal Procedure Code, and designated as the District Magistrate. The official designations are, "Collector and District Magistrate" or "Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate".
Districts are most frequently further sub-divided into smaller administrative units, called either tehsils or talukas or Mavattams, depending on the region. A tehsil ( Urdu: تحصیل) (or tahsil, tahasil, taluka, taluk, taluq, mandal) is an Administrative division A tehsil ( Urdu: تحصیل) (or tahsil, tahasil, taluka, taluk, taluq, mandal) is an Administrative division These units have specific local responsibilities, including in particular coordinating revenue collection. An intermediate level (the Sub-Division) between District and tehsil/taluka may be formed by grouping these units under the oversight of Assistant Commissioners/ Sub-Collectors. Assistant Commissioner is a rank used in many Police forces Australia In all Australian police forces excepting the New South Wales Police Force where it is 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.
As of October 2005, a total of 602 Districts are defined in India. A District is composed of small blocks known as Taluk, which is composed of a few tens villages. The three tier local government at village, Taluk and District is known as Panchayati Raj Institute.
In Iraq, they use the word qadaa for districts. Below the 18 governorates, Iraq is divided into 111 districts ( Qadaa) Kaza, qadaa, qaza, qazaa, or caza (قضاء qaḍāʾ, plural أقضية aqḍiyah; Ottoman Turkish pronunciation There are over a hundred districts, each district being within one of 18 Iraqi governorates, sometimes known as provinces. |||} Iraq is divided into 18 Governorates (or Provinces ( Muhafazah) Baghdād The district generally (but not always) bears the name of a city within that district which is usually the capital of that district.
A district (gun in Japanese) is a local administrative unit comprising towns and villages but not cities. is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities A town (町 chō or machi) is a local administrative unit in Japan. A is a local administrative unit in Japan. It is a local public body along with,, and. There are three basic types of municipalities in Japan: cities, towns and villages. See districts of Japan for more complete description. The 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, ranking at the level below 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.
In Kenya, a district (wilayah) is a subdivision of a Province and is headed by a District Officer (DO). The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the north Somalia to the northeast Tanzania to the south A wilāyah (ولاية or vilâyet (in Persian and Ottoman Turkish) is an administrative division usually Kenya is divided into eight provinces ( mkoa) The Provinces are subdivided into 71 districts ( ''wilaya'at'') which are
A district (gu) is a subdivision of larger cities in South Korea. |||} South Korea is divided into 8 Provinces ( do) 1 special autonomous province ( teukbyeol jachido) 6 metropolitan cities ( gwangyeoksi Smaller cities have no districts, whereas districts in Seoul and six Metropolitan Cities are treated as a city in its own right. Seoul ( soʊl is the Capital and largest City of South 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
A district is known as Daerah in Malay. Districts in Malaysia are known as Daerah or Jajahan (in Kelantan Daerah is the name for a District in Malaysia and Brunei. Its equivalent English word is Region. The Malay language ( ISO 639-1 code MS is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people and people of other ethnic groups who reside in the A district governed directly by the federal government is known as a Federal Territory, and they are Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan. The Federal Territory ( Wilayah Persekutuan) is a collective of three territories namely Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan, governed directly Kuala Lumpur (ˈkwɑːləlʊmˈpʊər Malay /kwɑlɑlʊmpʊ/ and locally /kwɑləlʊmpɔ/ or even /kɔlɔmpɔ/ or often abbreviated as K Putrajaya, a Planned city located just south of Kuala Lumpur, is the new federal administrative centre of Malaysia. Labuan is the main island of the Malaysian Federal Territory of Labuan.
In Peninsular Malaysia, a district is a division of a state. Peninsular Malaysia ( Semenanjung Malaysia) also known as Malaya or West Malaysia, is the part of Malaysia which lies on Malaysia is a Federation which consists of thirteen '''states''' ( Negeri) and three '''federal territories''' ( Wilayah Persekutuan A mukim is a subdivision of a district. In Malaysia and Brunei, a mukim is a subdivision of a Daerah ( District) The mukim is however of less importance with respect to the administration of local government. Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State.
In East Malaysia, a district is a subdivision within a division of a state. East Malaysia consists of the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, located on the island of Borneo to the east across the South The States of Malaysia that lie on Borneo ( East Malaysia) are subdivided into divisions. For example, Tuaran is a district within the West Coast Division of Sabah. Tuaran is a town as well as a district located in West Coast Division, in the northwest of Sabah, East Malaysia on the island of Borneo. West Coast Division is an administrative division of Sabah, east Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Sabah is a Malaysian state located on the northern portion of the island of Borneo. A district is usually named after the main town or its administrative capital, for example, Sandakan town is the capital of the district of Sandakan, as well the capital of Sandakan Division. Sandakan is the second-largest city in Sabah, East Malaysia, on the north-eastern coast of Borneo. Sandakan Division is an administrative division of Sabah, east Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. (Note: Sandakan district is a sub-division of Sandakan Division. )
In Malaysia, each district will have a District Office, headed by a district officer, and is administered by a local government either being a District Council, Municipal Council, or a City Council. In some highly urbanised districts, there may be further subdivisions. For example, the district of Petaling in Selangor is administered by 3 local governments: Shah Alam City Council, Petaling Jaya City Council, and Subang Jaya Municipal Council. For other meaning(s see Petaling (disambiguation Petaling is a district ( daerah in Malay) located in the state Selangor ( Jawi script: سلاڠور population 72 million is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. Another example is the district of Kinta in Perak which has 3 subdivisions: Ipoh City Council, West Kinta District Council, and South Kinta District Council. Kinta (近打 is one of the nine administrative districts of Perak, Malaysia, and it is divided into three major councils Ipoh City Council Perak is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. It is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia bordering Kedah and Yala Province of Conversely, there may be one local government administering more than one district, for example, Seberang Perai Municipal Council administers the districts of Central Seberang Perai, North Seberang Perai, and South Seberang Perai.
An administrative district border and an electoral district border (constituency) transcends each other and does not correspond with each other in most instances. These are the list of Parliamentary constituencies followed by the state assembly districts in Malaysia A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures goals or loyalty
The districts of Nauru are the only subdivisions of the whole state. |||}There are 14 Districts in the Republic of Nauru. Aiwo Anabar Anetan Anibare
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. Territorial authorities are the second tier of Local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. 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. The Archipelago of the Chatham Islands ( Rekohu in the Moriori language and Wharekauri in the Māori language) is a territory
A district is not always a simple division of a region: several district lie within two regions, and the Taupo District lies in four. The region is the top tier of Local government in New Zealand. The Taupo District covers 6350 km² of land as well as a further 610 km² of lake area both in Lake Taupo, New Zealand 's largest lake and also in
Pakistan's districts are local administrative units inherited from the British Raj. ||} See also Local government in Pakistan The Districts of Pakistan form the third tier of government in Pakistan, ranking as subdivisions of the provinces Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and For usage see British rule in India British Raj ( rāj, lit "reign" in Hindustani) primarily refers to the British Districts were generally grouped into administrative Divisions, which in turn formed Provinces. Currently the internationally recognized territory of Pakistan is subdivided into four provinces and two territories Pakistan has 130 districts (including seven in Azad Jammu and Kashmir). The Azad State of Jammu and Kashmir, usually shortened to Azad Jammu and Kashmir ( AJK) or simply Azad Kashmir (literally "free They comprise 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 composed of councilors, who represent various district-level constituencies. The councils have a constitutional requirement to be composed of a minimum of 33% women, there is no upper limit to that; so women can comprise 100% of these councils but men cannot.
The usage of the term 'district' (distrito) in the Philippines has similarities to that in the United States. The Districts of Peru (Spanish distritos) are the third-level country subdivisions of Peru.
A constituency with a representative in the lower house of Congress is a congressional district. The Legislative districts of the Philippines are the division are the representations of the Philippines ' provinces and cities in the Philippine Congress The Congress of the Philippines ( Filipino: Kongréso ng Pilipínas) is the national Legislature of the Philippines. A congressional district is an electoral Constituency that elects a single member of a Congress. However, the term congressional district has become synonymous in local parlance as 'representative district,' because, just like in the US, the word 'congress' (konggreso) has come to refer especially just to the lower house (the House of Representatives). A congressional district is an electoral Constituency that elects a single member of a Congress. The House of Representatives of the Philippines ( Filipino: Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan ng Pilipinas) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines
A legislative district, which has an average population of about 250,000 to 500,000 may be composed of: (a. ) an entire province, (b. ) within a province, a group of municipalities and cities (sometimes even including independent and highly urbanized cities geographically located in the province), (c. ) a single city, (d. ) a group of geographically adjacent independent cities and independent municipalities (currently the only example is the Pateros-Taguig, or (e. The lone Congressional District of Pateros-Taguig City or Taguig City-Pateros is the representation of the Municipality of Pateros and parts of the City of Taguig ) a group of barangays within a city.
Each province is guaranteed at least one representative to the lower house, even though it may not come close to having the same population as that of other more populated legislative districts. Only voters within each district are allowed to vote in the election for the member of the House of Representatives from that district. An election is a Decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold formal office
From 1916 to 1935, the Philippines was divided into 12 senatorial districts, of which 11 elected two members each, for a total of 22 out of the 24 members of the upper house of Congress (the Senate). The Senate of the Philippines ( Filipino: Senádo ng Pilipínas) is the upper chamber of the bicameral Legislature of the Philippines, the Since 1935 senators have been elected at large.
In addition, each congressional district that falls under the jurisdiction of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (a total of 8) elects three members each to the country's only subnational legislative assembly. Geography The region is divided into two geographical areas &ndash the Mindanao mainland and the Sulu Archipelago. The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao has a Unicameral Regional Legislative Assembly headed by a Speaker
There are provincial districts for the purpose of electing Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Council) members, which follow the congressional district arrangement, except that independent and highly urbanized cities whose charters prevent them from electing provincial officials are excluded. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan ( English: Provincial Board is the legislature of all provinces in the Philippines. Also, provinces that comprise a lone congressional district are divided into at least two provincial districts.
There are also city councilor districts for the purpose of electing Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) members, which follow the congressional district arrangement. The Sangguniang Panlungsod is the local Legislative branch of city governments in the Philippines. In cases where the city does not form two or more congressional districts by itself, it is divided into at least two city council districts.
Districts exist as an administrative entity only in local government, with limited powers or responsibilities. Certain cities, such as Manila, Iloilo and Davao, for administrative purposes, formally divide their jurisdictions into city districts which are composed of several barangays, but the extent of these district-level administrative powers vary. The City of Manila The City of Iloilo ( Filipino: Lungsod ng Iloilo, Hiligaynon: Ciudad sang Iloilo) is the capital of but independent from the province of The following is the list of the 182 Barangays of Davao City, Philippines, arranged according to the 3 legislative districts and 11 administrative districts This article refers to a political administrative division See Barangay Ginebra Kings for other uses Several barangays (the lowest level of government) also have the word 'district' in their names — examples are those in Jala-jala and Zamboanga City. Jalajala is a 5th class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. Officially the City of Zamboanga ( Chavacano de Zamboanga / Spanish: Ciudad de Zamboanga) However, this is solely for the purpose of nomenclature, and does not imply a higher level of local government.
During Spanish and early American colonial rule, certain areas of the Philippines were designated as 'districts,' mainly those which have not been formally organized into provinces or incorporated into existing ones. In the American era, cities and municipalities were divided into city and municipal districts, which served as the lowest level of government before the creation of the barangay.
Special-purpose districts also exist in the Philippines, created for government departments and agencies. Examples are school districts for the Department of Education (DepEd), engineering districts for the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and coast guard districts for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). The Philippines' Department of Education ( Filipino: Kagawaran ng Edukasyon) abbreviated as DepEd, is the executive department of History The history of the DPWH stretches back as far as the history of Philippine government itself The Philippine Coast Guard ( PCG) ( Filipino: Tanurang Baybayin ng Pilipinas) ( TBP) is a maritime law enforcement agency operating under the
Some cities and municipalities also extend the usage of the word 'district' to refer to certain areas, even without having any formal administrative purposes. Examples are the central business districts in Naga City and Makati City. Naga City may refer to two cities in the Philippines Naga City Camarines Sur Naga City Cebu The City of Makati, or simply
The second-level unit of local government and administration in Poland, equivalent to a county, district or prefecture (LAU-1) in other countries is called a powiat. A powiat (pronounced; Polish plural powiaty) is the second-level unit of Local government and administration in Poland, equivalent to a County A powiat (pronounced; Polish plural powiaty) is the second-level unit of Local government and administration in Poland, equivalent to a County As of 2008 there are 379 powiat-level entities in Poland: 314 land counties and 65 city counties. For a complete alphabetical listing, see list of counties in Poland. The following is an alphabetical list of all 379 county-level entities in Poland
Districts (distritos) are administrative divisions of Portugal. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. They do not have an elected government; they are governed by a "civil governor" appointed by the central government. See Districts of Portugal. The administrative divisions of Portugal are undergoing changes
In the Russian Federation, districts (raions) are administrative and municipal divisions of the federal subjects, as well as administrative divisions of larger cities ("city districts"). For the manufactured regenerated fiber see Rayon A raion (or rayon) (райо́н ra'jon rayon раён რაიონი Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending For the manufactured regenerated fiber see Rayon A raion (or rayon) (райо́н ra'jon rayon раён რაიონი Russia is a Federation which consists of 83  subjects. These subjects are of equal federal rights in the sense that they have equal
In Scotland, local government districts were use from 1975 to 1996. The regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland Act 1973 as a two-tier system of Local government in Scotland. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
In Slovakia, a district (okres) is a local administrative unit. See also Subdivisions of Serbia Districts (Окрузи Okruzi) are the Administrative units of Serbia, comprising several municipalities Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country See also Subdivisions of Serbia Districts (Окрузи Okruzi) are the Administrative units of Serbia, comprising several municipalities Okrug (окръг Serbian and о́круг округа translit Belgrade (Београд Beograd is the Capital and largest city of Serbia. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly denotes a City, Town, or Village, or Opština or Obshtina, Cyrillic општина or община may refer to An okres (in English district) is an administrative unit in Slovakia. Okres ( Czech and Slovak term meaning "district" in English; from Old Slavic окрьсть - around refers to administrative entities in the
In South Africa, the district municipality forms the layer of government below the provinces. South Africa is divided into 52 districts (Metropolitan and District municipalities The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa In South Africa, a district municipality or Category C municipality is a Municipality which executes some the functions of local government for a district South Africa is currently divided into nine provinces On the eve of the 1994 general election, South Africa's former homelands also known as Bantustans, were reintegrated A district municipality is in turn divided into several local municipalities. In South Africa, a Local municipality or Category B municipality is a type of municipality that serves as the third and most local tier of local government 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. Cape Town (Kaapstad Xhosa: Ikapa) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the metropolitan municipality of the Durban (eThekwini is the third most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the EThekwini metropolitan municipality. The East Rand is the name of the urban eastern part of the Witwatersrand that is functionally merged with the Johannesburg Conurbation. Johannesburg ( Pronounced /jō-hān'ĭs-bûrg'/ is the largest city in South Africa. Pretoria is a city located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. In South Africa, a metropolitan municipality or Category A municipality is a Municipality which executes all the functions of local government for a
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 provinces of Sri Lanka are divided into 25 Districts ( Sinhala: දිස්ත්රික්ක sing Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island The Provinces of Sri Lanka (පළාත have existed since 1987 following several decades of increasing demand for a decentralization of the Government of Sri Lanka Western Province ( Sinhala: බස්නාහිර පළාත) is the most densely populated province of Sri Lanka. The Central Province ( Sinhala: Madhyama Palata) of Sri Lanka consists primarily of mountainous terrain The Southern Province ( Sinhala: Dakunu Palata) of Sri Lanka is a small geographic area consisting of the districts of Galle, Matara Northern Province ( Sinhala: Uturu Palata) is a province of Sri Lanka. Eastern Province ( Tamil: கிழக்கு மாகாணம் Sinhala: Negenahira Palata) is a province of Sri Lanka. North Western Province ( Sinhala: Wayamba Palata) is a province of Sri Lanka. For the region of Burkina Faso, see Centre-Nord Region. North Central Province ( Sinhala: Uturumeda Palata) is a Uva Province ( Uva Palata) is Sri Lanka 's second least populated Province, with 1187335 people created in 1896. Sabaragamuwa Province ( Sinhala: Sabaragamuwa Palata) is a province of Sri Lanka, and contains two main cities Ratnapura and Kegalle (The Northern and Eastern Provinces have however, technically been jointly administered since 1988. )
Each of the districts is divided into administrative sub-units known as 'Divisions. These were originally based on the feudal counties, the korales and ratas. A county is a Land area of Regional Government within a larger State. They were formerly known as 'D. R. O. Divisions' after the 'Divisional Revenue Officer'. Later the D. R. O. s became 'Assistant Government Agents' and the Divisions were known as 'A. G. A. Divisions'. Currently, the Divisions are administered by a 'Divisional Secretary', and are known as a 'D. S. Divisions'. Rural D. S. Divisions are also administered by a 'Pradeshiya Sabha' (Sinhala for 'Regional Council'), which is elected.
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 iscompletely free to decide its own Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation The 26 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
A district ("amphoe") is a subdivision of a Province ("changwat") in Thailand. An amphoe (sometimes also amphur, อำเภอ am-pʰəː is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand. Thailand is divided into 75 Provinces (จังหวัด changwat, singular and plural which are geographically grouped into 6 regions The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj Some provinces also contain minor districts ("king amphoe"), which are smaller than the average district.
In Turkey, a district (Turkish: ilçe) is an administrative subdivision of a province (Turkish: il). Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches Turkish ( tr Türkçe IPA) is a language spoken by over 63 million people worldwide making it the most commonly spoken of the Turkic languages. Turkish ( tr Türkçe IPA) is a language spoken by over 63 million people worldwide making it the most commonly spoken of the Turkic languages. See also Districts of Turkey. The 81 provinces of Turkey are divided into 923 Districts ( ilçeler; sing
Districts are the most recognisable form of local government in large parts of England. The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland For those areas which retain two-tier local government, districts usually form the lower tier of that arrangement, with counties forming the upper tier. Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State. The counties of England are territorial divisions of England for the purposes of administrative political and geographical demarcation Districts tend to have responsibility for a number of areas including:
Each district raises taxes from residents on behalf of itself, and the upper tier authority through the Council Tax. Council Tax is the system of local Taxation used in England, Scotland and Wales to part fund the services provided by local government in each Council Tax is the system of local Taxation used in England, Scotland and Wales to part fund the services provided by local government in each It also raises income from business through the Non-Domestic Rates system, which is co-ordinated nationally.
There is no official use of the word 'district' in Wales. The country is broken up into 22 unitary authorities. See also Independent city A unitary authority is a type of Local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all Local government functions The term district may be used informally to describe a whole or unofficial part of a ward in a city.
In Scotland, local government districts were use from 1975 to 1996. The regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland Act 1973 as a two-tier system of Local government in Scotland. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Northern Ireland is divided into twenty-six districts for local government purposes. Northern Ireland is divided into 26 districts for local government purposes Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State. 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).
Their functions do include waste and recycling services, leisure and community services, building control and local economic and cultural development. Recycling involves processing used materials into new products in order to prevent the waste of potentially useful materials reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials reduce Leisure or free time, is a period of Time spent out of work and essential domestic Activity. A building code, or building control, is a set of rules that specify the minimum acceptable level of safety for constructed objects such as Buildings and Nonbuilding They are not planning authorities, but are consulted on some planning applications. Collection of rates (local tax) is handled by the Rate Collection Agency.
There are several types of district in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
A constituency with a representative in Congress is a congressional district. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses A congressional district is an electoral Constituency that elects a single member of a Congress. 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. An election is a Decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold formal office The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Overall, there are 435 congressional districts in the United States; each has roughly 630,000 people, with some variance.
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. For purposes of the federal judicial system, Congress has divided the United States into judicial districts.
The District of Columbia is the only part of the United States, excluding territories, that is not located within any of the fifty states. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Types of administrative and/or political territories include Many types of legally administered territories, each of which is a non-sovereign geographic area A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government
The United States also has many types of special-purpose districts with limited powers of local government. There are two types of special-purpose districts in the United States school districts and special districts 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. School districts are a form of Special-purpose district which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools A community college district is an education district organized to define and serve 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. Perhaps most apparently in Los Angeles, various areas and neighborhoods within the city are specified as districts. For instance, Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles, whereas Beverly Hills is an independent city, with its own government and police department. This can often lead to confusion among foreigners and natives alike, as the difference between districts, suburbs and neighboring cities is often quite ambiguous, for they all make up the greater LA area. As with any city, the important distinction is that areas classified as districts are still part of the parent city.
Various federal, regional and local agencies such as the National Register of Historic Places recognize historic districts. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of A historic district in the United States is a group of buildings properties or sites that have been designated by one of several entities on different levels as historically or architecturally
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 US State of Pennsylvania.
A district (quận) is an administrative unit lying between a province (or lower province) and higher village.