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Districts are a form of local government in several countries.
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:
- tax collection (Council Tax & Non-Domestic Rates)
- Leisure Services
- Refuse collection
- Arts & Entertainment
- Environmental Health
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.
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.