This is a local government area, part of the territory of a state. There are two kinds of district in Belgium:
- judicial districts
Each judicial district has a number of courts. Each judicial district has a court of first instance, to which the criminal court, civil and youth courts, a commercial court and labour tribunal belong. Each judicial district also has its own Bar. There are 28 judicial districts in Belgium, and hence 28 Bars, 14 Flemish-speaking (belonging to the Flemish-speaking Bar) and 14 Walloons (belonging to the French- and German-speaking Bars).
- administrative districts
Within each province, a number of parishes constitute an administrative district. This is an administrative unit, which is relevant during elections, for example. There are 41 administrative districts in Belgium.