The Django Root Directory
your_project/ root directory is just a container for your project and its name doesn't matter to Django. You can rename this directory to anything you like. The fact that there is a
your_project directory inside the
your_project root directory, is a default characteristic of a Django project. Keeping the root directory the same name as the nested directory may be beneficial when referring to online help (and might limit confusion, preventing you from later asking the question "Why do they have the same folder twice?").
Here's a look at the default structure: