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.||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.
A city district, or municipal arrondissement (French: arrondissement municipal [aʁɔ̃dismɑ̃ mynisipal]), is a subdividing unit used in France's three largest cities: Paris, Lyon and Marseille. It divides a commune within which it has its own mayor.
An arrondissement is also a term used for administrative divisions in areas such as Belgium, Haiti, and other certain Francophone countries.
There are 16 city districts of Mexico City. These are 15 subdivisions, formally known as boroughs, and the Federal District (Spanish: distrito federal).