District - Indonesia


In Aceh, Papua (province) and West Papua, three of 33 provinces of Indonesia, a district is a subdivision of regency or a city. Formerly it was called as kecamatan, which translates into English as sub district. However, even though both taking each places on the same level as before, the translation is ambiguous. In many newer translation of official documents kecamatan itself is translated into English as district, while some other still translate it to sub district. Districts or sub districts in Indonesian context do not have legal autonomy to govern themselves, because they are only administration extensions of regency or a city.

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