Municipal Corporations

The Municipality of Vijayawada (Bezawada) was constituted on 1st APR, 1888 and was upgraded as a selection grade municipality in the year 1960. The municipality was upgraded to a corporation in 1981. With the merger of Gunadala, Patamata and Bhavanipuram village panchayats and two villages payakapuram and Kundavari kandrika in the corporation in 1985. The total area of the corporation is 61.88 sq.kms.

The city is divided into 59 political wards. An elected body headed by the Mayor performs the Administration of the Corporation. The Commissioner acts as the executive head, and oversees the day to day functioning of the local body. The staff strength of the corporation is just over 5000.

Population Details Figure
Population as per 2011 Census   10,39,518
Male Population   5,27,307
Female Population   5,12,211


Machilipatnam Municipal Corporation is 2nd  largest ULB in the Krishna  District of Andhra Pradesh.  It is spread over an area of  26.67 Sq.kms. with a population of 1,70,008/- (2011 Census)