Districts are a form of local government in several countries.
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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 ("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.