A subdistrict is an administrative division which is one level lower than a district.[1]

Usage by country[edit]


In Bangladesh, subdistricts are known as upazilas. They are the third-level and the second lowest-level subdivisions, below divisions and zilas (districts).


In Brunei, subdistricts are known as mukims and they are the second-level country subdivision, immediately below districts (daerah). Mukims are subdivided into villages (kampung).


In Mainland China, a subdistrict (Chinese: 街道; pinyin: jiēdào) literally means "streets (Chinese: ; pinyin: jiē; lit.: 'east-west public thoroughfare') and avenues (Chinese: ; pinyin: dào; lit.: 'north-south public thoroughfare')".

East Timor[edit]

In East Timor, a subdistrict is known by the Portuguese word subdistrito.


In India, Census India calls the units below the district (जिला) and they are usually called subdivisions (अनुमंडल), tehsil (sometimes referred C D blocks प्रखंड), (taluk/ taluka / mandal) accordingly administrative divisions of india.


In Indonesia, subdistrict refers to kelurahan, which has same level with village.


In Israel, a subdistrict is known in Hebrew as nefa.


In Palestine, a subdistrict is known in Arabic as qadaa.


In Thailand, the equivalent of a subdistrict is a tambon.

 United Kingdom[edit]

In England and Wales, subdistrict was part of a registration district.

Historical usage[edit]

Kaza was the Turkish term for subdistricts during the Ottoman Empire.


  1. ^ "the definition of subdistrict". www.Dictionary.com. Retrieved 10 April 2019.