Urban District

An urban district is a district that covers an urban area.

  • Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland) were types of local government covering smaller towns. They were gradually abolished by 2002.
  • Urban districts of Germany are land subdivisions comprising cities equivalent to districts.
  • Urban districts of Russia are cities not belonging to any district. Their status is equivalent to that of a district.
Terms for types of administrative country subdivisions
Current
Common English terms
  • Borough
  • Canton
  • Capital
  • City
  • Commune
  • County
  • Department
  • District
  • Capital district
  • Governorate
  • Municipality
  • Parish
  • Province
  • Region
  • State
  • Territory
  • Town
  • Township
  • Village
  • Ward
Other English terms
  • Alpine resort
  • Area
  • Insular area
  • Local government area
  • Special area
  • Urban (urbanized) area
  • Bailiwick
  • Banner
  • Autonomous banner
  • Block
  • County borough
  • Metropolitan borough
  • Federal capital
  • Circle
  • Circuit
  • Autonomous city
  • Chartered city
  • Independent city
  • Rural city
  • Colony
  • Community
  • Autonomous community
  • Residential community
  • Condominium
  • Constituency
  • Administrative county
  • Autonomous county
  • Metropolitan county
  • City district
  • Federal district
  • Metropolitan district
  • Municipal district
  • Subdistrict
  • Regional district
  • Division
  • Cadastral division
  • Subdivision
  • Duchy
  • Eldership
  • Federal dependency
  • Hamlet
  • Direct-controlled municipality
  • District municipality
  • Regional municipality
  • Regional county municipality
  • Rural municipality
  • Specialized municipality
  • Neighbourhood
  • Civil parish
  • Periphery
  • Prefecture
  • Autonomous prefecture
  • Subprefecture
  • Super-prefecture
  • Principality
  • Co-principality
  • Protectorate
  • Autonomous province
  • Quarter
  • Regency
  • Administrative region
  • Autonomous region
  • Capital region
  • Special administrative region
  • Subregion
  • Republic
  • Autonomous republic
  • Reservation
  • Reserve
  • Riding
  • Sector
  • Autonomous sector
  • Shire
  • Suzerainty
  • Capital territory
  • Dependent territory
  • National territory
  • Union Territory
  • Townland
  • Civil township
  • Autonomous territorial unit
  • Local administrative unit
  • Summer village
Non-English or
loanword terms
  • Amt
  • Arrondissement
  • Bairro
  • Bakhsh
  • Baladiyah
  • Barangay
  • Bezirk
  • Regierungsbezirk
  • Colonia
  • Comarca
  • Comune
  • Daïra
  • Delegación
  • Deme
  • Frazione
  • Freguesia
  • Gmina
  • Gemeinde
  • İl
  • Județ
  • Kelurahan
  • Kommun
  • Kunta / kommun
  • Län / lääni
  • Maakuntaliitto / landskapsförbund
  • Località
  • Mahalle
  • Megye
  • Muban
  • Nome
  • Oblast
  • Autonomous oblast
  • Okrug
  • Autonomous okrug
  • Ostān
  • Poblacion
  • Powiat
  • Purok
  • Raion
  • Ranchería
  • Shabiyah
  • Shahr
  • Shahrestān
  • Sitio
  • Sýsla
  • Taluka
  • Tehsil
  • Vingtaine
  • Voivodeship
  • Wilayah
Defunct / historical
English terms
  • Agency
  • Barony
  • Burgh
  • Diocese
  • Exarchate
  • Free imperial city
  • Hide
  • Hundred
  • Imperial Circle
  • March
  • Overseas province
  • Praetorian prefecture
  • Presidency
  • Residency
  • Rural district
  • Sanitary district
  • Tithing
  • Urban district
  • Viscountcy (Viscounty)
Non-English terms
  • Commote
  • Heerlijkheid
  • Katepanikion
  • Köping / Kauppala
  • Landskap / Maakunta
  • Landskommun / Maalaiskunta
  • Liwa
  • Naucrary
  • Pagus
  • Pargana
  • Plasă
  • Satrapy
  • Syssel
  • Theme
  • Subah

Used by ten or more countries.

See also
Census division
Electoral district
Political division
Arabic / French / Spanish terms for country subdivisions
Table of administrative divisions by country

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