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A City district is a designated administrative division that is generally managed by a local government. It is used to divide a city into several administrative units.
City districts are used in Russia (raion), Pakistan and Croatia (Croatian : gradski kotar or gradska četvrt).
The term is also the English translation for the German: Stadtbezirk, French: arrondissements, Dutch: stadsdeel, Swedish: stadsdel and Polish: dzielnica.
|Country||Term/Translation||Example||Subdivision of||Administrative power||Notes||Further Reading|
|Russia||District (Russian: raion)||Sovetsky City District, Nizhny Novgorod||Federal subject/federal city||Local Government(City assembly)||A Russian raion is a second-level administrative unit, two levels below national subdivision.||Districts of Russia|
|Germany||Borough||Wattenscheid, Bochum.||Metropolis||Municipal Government (Mayor)||German city districts are allocated only in urban metropolis' of more than 150,000 occupants. These boroughs subdivide the city-states (German: Stadtbezirk)||Stadtbezirk|
|France||Municipal arrondissement (French: arrondissement municipal)||Panthéon, Paris||Major city (Paris, Lyon and Marseille)||Municipal Government (Mayor)||Belgium, Haiti, and other certain Francophone countries use arrondissements as administrative units.||Municipal arrondissement|
|China||County-level subdivisions (districts) (市辖区 / 区; shìxiáqū / qū)||Yaohai, Hefei||Municipality or prefecture-level city||Local Government||In China, districts, wards or sub-cities (Chinese: 区) are subdivisions of a municipality or ‘prefecture-level city’.||Districts of China|
|Pakistan||Urdu: اِضلاعِ پاكِستان; Sindhi: پاڪستان جا ضلعا||Karachi Central District, Sindh||Urban area (small city/ large metropolitan area)||Local Government (Union Council Administration)||While there are 150 total districts in Pakistan, only 11 have been designated city districts.||City Districts of Pakistan|
|Mexico, Mexico City||Boroughs/Alcadias, |
Federal District (Spanish: districto federal)
|Centro, Mexico City||Metropolitan area||Head of Government||For administrative purposes, Mexico City is divided into 16 alcadias (councils).||Boroughs|
|Croatia||Croatian: gradski kotar or gradska četvrt||Gornja Dubrava, Zagreb||City / town||Local Government||Local government in Croatian city districts is a form of local self-government, whereby citizens participate in the self-governing scope of the city and local affairs.|
|Netherlands||Dutch: stadsdeel||Centrum(Centre), Amsterdam||Major city||Local Government (District committee)||In some of the larger municipalities of the Netherlands, urban municipality districts are divided by city districts. |
Amsterdam calls 7 of its 8 deelgemeenten ,stadsdeel.
|Urban districts of the Netherlands|
|Sweden||Swedish: stadsdel||Holmsund, Västerbotten||Municipality||Local Government (Administrative board)||In some rare cases, large municipalities in Sweden are divided into smaller "city districts".||Districts of Sweden|
|Poland||Polish: dzielnica||Stare Miasto, Kraków||City/town||Mayor/Elected Council; (Polish: burmistrz, dzielnica council)||Dzielnica|
|Turkey||District Municipality (Turkish: büyükşehir belediyeleri)||Metropolitan Municipality||Mayor (of metropolitan municipality)||Metropolitan municipalities in Turkey|
In Russia, a city district (raion) is a second-level administrative unit used to divide a city.  It is the standardised administration unit of numerous post-Soviet states, two levels below national subdivision.
In Germany, a city district (Stadtbezirk) is an administrative unit that divides a metropolis of more than 150,000 inhabitants.
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