District noun – A region marked off for administrative or other purposes. Territory is a synonym for district in region topic. In some cases you can use "Territory" instead a noun "District", when it comes to topics like area, place, section, expanse. popular alternative Nearby Words: districted, districting
They are not states (the former is the federal capital district and the latter is an unincorporated territory), but they are frequently included with the states in statistical reports released by the federal government, and DC is informally considered a state in all but name.