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 Portugal (bairro), 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.
The 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.
Urban district may refer to:
Quarter (urban subdivision)
NeighbourhoodSpecific subdivisions in some countries:
Urban districts of Denmark
Urban districts of Germany
Urban districts of Great Britain and Ireland (historic)
Urban districts of the Netherlands
Urban districts of Sweden
Urban districts of Ukraine
Urban districts of Vietnam
Designations for types of administrative territorial entities
1 Used by ten or more countries or having derived terms. Historical derivations in italics.