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Districts are a form of local government in several countries.

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1 England
2 Germany
3 United States
4 Thailand
5 Japan
6 See also


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:

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 district ("Kreis") is a subdivision of a Regierungsbezirk, an administrative region (or, in those statess that do not contain administrative regions, of a state). See also: list of German districts.

United States

A district is the basic organizational body of the United States Congress. Each state is divided up into a number of districts, ranging from one to 53; the exact number is based on population. 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 districts in the United States; each has roughly 630,000 people, with some variance


A district ("amphoe") is a subdivision of a Province ("changwat") in Thailand. Some provinces also contain sub-districts ("king amphoe"), which are smaller then the average district.


A district (gun in Japanese) is a local administrative unit comprising townss and villagess but not cities. See district (japan) for more complete discription.

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