From Academic Kids
Federal districts are subdivisions of a federal system of government. These districts are not generally considered to be one of the countries' component states and should not be confused with them, but are rather separate entities under the direct control of the federal government — forms of territory. The seat of the federal government is often located in a Federal District, so that no single individual component state can exercise inappropriate influence over federal affairs.
- Argentine Federal District, nowadays the Autonomous city of Buenos Aires
- Brazilian Federal District
- Mexican Federal District
- For the Venezuelan Federal District (-2000), see Venezuelan Capital District
In the U.S. federal court system there are District Courts, which are sometimes referred to as Federal District Courts because the federal court system divides the country into federal judicial districts.