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A QUARTER is a section of an urban settlement.

Its borders can be administratively chosen (then denoted as borough ), and it may have its own administrative structure (subordinate to that of the city, town or other urban area). Such a division is particularly common in countries like Poland (dzielnica ), Serbia (четврт, četvrt), Croatia (četvrt), Georgia (კვარტალი), Germany (Stadtteil), Italy ( Quartiere ), France (Quartier), Romania ("Cartier") and Cambodia (Sangkat).

Quarter can also refer to a non-administrative but distinct neighbourhood with its own character: for example, a slum quarter. It is often used for a district connected with a particular group of people: for instance, some cities are said to have Jewish quarters , diplomatic quarters or Bohemian quarters .

Most Roman cities were divided to four parts, called Quarters, by their two main avenues: the Cardo
Cardo
and the Decumanus Maximus .

The Old City of Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem
currently has four quarters: the Muslim Quarter , Christian Quarter , Jewish Quarter and Armenian Quarter (it used to have a Moroccan Quarter ). A Christian quarter also exists in Damascus
Damascus
.

SEE ALSO

* Borough * Township * Municipality
Municipality
* French Quarter * German Quarter * Irish Quarter * Jewellery Quarter * Latin Quarter * European Quarter

REFERENCES

* Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary
(1989)

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Designations for types of administrative territorial entities

ENGLISH TERMS

COMMON ENGLISH TERMS1

AREA

* Insular area * Local government area * Protected area * Special
Special
area

* Statistical area

* Combined statistical area
Combined statistical area
* Metropolitan statistical area * Micropolitan statistical area

* Urban area
Urban area

CANTON Half-canton

BOROUGH

* County borough * Metropolitan borough

CAPITAL

* Federal capital * Imperial capital

CITY

* City
City
state * Autonomous city * Charter city * Independent city * Incorporated city * Imperial city * Free imperial city
Free imperial city
* Royal free city

COMMUNITY

* Autonomous community * Residential community

COUNTY

* Administrative county
Administrative county
* Autonomous county * Consolidated city-county

* Metropolitan county

* Non-metropolitan

* Viscountcy

COUNTRY

* Overseas country

DEPARTMENT

* Overseas department

DISTRICT

* Capital district * City
City
district * Congressional district * Electoral district
Electoral district
* Federal district * Indian government district * Land district

* Metropolitan district

* Non-metropolitan district

* Military district * Municipal district * Police district * Regional district * Rural district * Sanitary district * Subdistrict * Urban district * Special
Special
district

DIVISION

* Census division * Police division * Subdivision

MUNICIPALITY

* County
County
municipality

* Norway * Nova Scotia * Regional county municipality

* Direct-controlled municipality * District
District
municipality * Mountain resort municipality * Neutral municipality * Regional municipality * Resort municipality * Rural municipality * Specialized municipality

PREFECTURE

* Autonomous prefecture * Subprefecture
Subprefecture
* Super-prefecture * Praetorian prefecture

PROVINCE

* Autonomous province * Overseas province * Roman province
Roman province

REGION

* Administrative region * Autonomous region * Capital region * Development region * Economic region * Mesoregion * Microregion
Microregion
* Overseas region
Overseas region
* Planning region * Special administrative region * Statistical region * Subregion

RESERVE

* Biosphere reserve
Biosphere reserve
* Ecological reserve * Game reserve * Indian reserve * Nature reserve

STATE

* Federal state
Federal state
* Free state * Sovereign state
Sovereign state

TERRITORY

* Capital territory

* Federal capital territory

* Dependent territory * Federal territory
Federal territory
* Military territory * Organized incorporated territory * Overseas territory * Union territory * Unorganized territory

TOWN

* Census town * Market town
Market town

TOWNSHIP

* Charter township * Civil township
Civil township
* Paper township * Survey township * Urban township

UNIT

* Autonomous territorial unit * Local administrative unit * Municipal unit * Regional unit

ZONE

* Economic zone

* Exclusive economic zone * Free economic zone * Special economic zone

* Free-trade zone * Neutral zone * Self-administered zone

OTHER ENGLISH TERMS

CURRENT

* Alpine resort * Bailiwick

* Banner

* Autonomous

* Block * Cadastre * Circle * Circuit * Colony
Colony
* Commune * Condominium * Constituency * Duchy
Duchy
* Eldership * Emirate * Federal dependency * Governorate * Hamlet * Ilkhanate * Indian reservation
Indian reservation

* Manor
Manor

* Royal

* Muftiate * Neighbourhood * Parish * Periphery * Precinct * Principality * Protectorate * Quarter * Regency * Autonomous republic * Riding

* Sector

* Autonomous

* Shire * Sultanate
Sultanate
* Suzerainty * Townland
Townland

* Village
Village

* Administrative * Summer

* Ward *

HISTORICAL

* Agency * Barony * Burgh
Burgh
* Exarchate * Hide * Hundred * Imperial Circle * March * Monthon * Presidency * Residency * Roman diocese * Seat * Tenth * Tithing

NON-ENGLISH OR LOANWORDS

CURRENT

* Amt * Bakhsh * Barangay
Barangay
* Bezirk * Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
* Comune
Comune
* Frazione * Fu * Gemeinde * Județ

* Kunta / kommun

* Finland * Sweden

* Län
Län
* Località * Megye * Muban

* Oblast
Oblast

* Autonomous

* Okrug * Ostān * Poblacion * Purok * Shahrestān * Sum * Sýsla * Tehsil * Vingtaine

HISTORICAL

* Commote * Gau * Heerlijkheid
Heerlijkheid
* Köping * Maalaiskunta

* Nome

* Egypt * Greece

* Pagus * Pargana * Plasă * Satrapy * Socken * Subah * Syssel * Zhou

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Arabic
Arabic
terms for country subdivisions

FIRST-LEVEL

* Muhafazah (محافظة governorate) * Wilayah (ولاية province) * Mintaqah (منطقة region) * Mudiriyah (مديرية directorate) * Imarah (إمارة emirate) * Baladiyah (بلدية municipality) * Shabiyah (شعبية "popularate")

SECOND / THIRD-LEVEL

* Mintaqah (منطقة region) * Qadaa (قضاء district) * Nahiyah (ناحية subdistrict) * Markaz (مركز district) * Mutamadiyah (معتمدية "delegation") * Daerah / Daïra (دائرة circle) * Liwa (لواء banner / sanjak )

CITY / TOWNSHIP-LEVEL

* Amanah (أمانة municipality) * Baladiyah (بلدية municipality) * Ḥai (حي neighborhood / quarter) * Mahallah (محلة) * Qarya (قرية) * Sheyakhah (شياخة "neighborhood subdivision")

English translations given are those most commonly used.

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French terms for country subdivisions

* arrondissement * département * préfecture * subprefectures

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Greek terms for country subdivisions

MODERN

* apokentromenes dioikiseis / geniki dioikisis § / diamerisma § / periphereia * nomos § / periphereiaki enotita * demos / eparchia § / koinotita §

HISTORICAL

* archontia/archontaton * bandon * demos * despotaton * dioikesis * doukaton * droungos * eparchia * exarchaton * katepanikion * kephalatikion * kleisoura * meris * naukrareia * satrapeia * strategis * thema * toparchia * tourma

§ signifies a defunct institution

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Portuguese terms for country subdivisions

REGIONAL SUBDIVISIONS

* Estado * Distrito federal * Província * Região * Distrito * Comarca * Capitania

LOCAL SUBDIVISIONS

* Município * Concelho * Freguesia * Comuna * Circunscrição

SETLEMENTS

* Cidade * Vila * Aldeia * Bairro
Bairro
* Lugar

* Historical subdivisions in italics.

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Slavic terms for country subdivisions

CURRENT

* dzielnica * gmina * krai * kraj * krajina / pokrajina * městys * obec * oblast / oblast\' / oblasti / oblys / obwód / voblast\' * okręg * okres * okrug * opština / općina / občina / obshtina * osiedle * powiat / povit * raion * selsoviet / silrada * sołectwo * voivodeship / vojvodina * županija

HISTORICAL

* darugha * gromada * guberniya / gubernia * jurydyka * khutor * obshchina * okolia * opole * pogost * prowincja * sorok * srez * starostwo / starostva * uyezd * volost * ziemia * župa

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Spanish terms for country subdivisions

NATIONAL, FEDERAL

* Comunidad autónoma * Departamento * Distrito federal * Estado * Provincia * Región

REGIONAL, METROPOLITAN

* Cantón * Comarca * Comuna * Corregimiento * Delegación * Distrito * Mancomunidad * Merindad * Municipalidad * Municipio
Municipio

* Parroquia

* Ecuador * Spain

URBAN, RURAL

* Aldea * Alquería * Anteiglesia

* Asentamiento

* Asentamiento informal * Pueblos jóvenes

* Barrio * Campamento * Caserío

* Ciudad

* Ciudad autónoma

* Colonia * Lugar * Masía * Pedanía * Población * Ranchería * Sitio
Sitio
* Vereda * Villa
Villa
* Village
Village
(Pueblito/Pueblo)

* Historical subdivisions in italics.

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Turkish terms for country subdivisions

MODERN

* il (province) * ilçe (district) * şehir (city) * kasaba (town) * belediye (municipality) * belde (community) * köy (village) * mahalle (neighbourhood/quarter)

HISTORICAL

* ağalık (feudal district) * bucak (subdistrict) * beylerbeylik (province) * kadılık (subprovince) * kaza (sub-province) * hidivlik (viceroyalty) * mutasarrıflık (subprovince) * nahiye (nahiyah) * paşalık (province) * reya (Romanian principalities) * sancak (prefecture) * vilayet (province) * voyvodalık (Romanian provinces)

1 Used by ten or more countries or having derived terms. Historical derivations in italics. See also: Census division , Electoral district
Electoral district
, Political division
Political division
, and List of administrative divisions by country

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