The first municipal corporation was set up in India in 1687 at Madras preceding the Bombay and Delhi municipal corporations.
What was the first city?
The very first cities were founded in Mesopotamia after the Neolithic Revolution, around 7500 BCE. Mesopotamian cities included Eridu, Uruk, and Ur. Early cities also arose in the Indus Valley and ancient China.
Which is the largest territory in India?
Area of India : 3,287,240 Sq km.*
|Largest State||Rajasthan||342,239 Sq km|
|Smallest State||Goa||3,702 Sq km|
|Largest Union Territory||Andaman & Nicobar Islands||8,249 Sq km|
|Smallest Union Territory||Lakshadweep||32 Sq km|
|Largest District||Kachchh (Gujarat)||45,652 Sq km|
How many municipalities are there in India?
There are around 3700 urban local bodies with 100 corporations, 1500 municipal councils and 2100 nagar panchayats, besides 56 cantonment boards—a kind of extra-constitutional body.
What are the three types of municipalities?
There are currently three kinds of municipalities:
- metropolitan municipalities which are big cities.
- local municipalities which are towns and their surrounding rural areas.
- district municipalities which coordinate a number of local municipalities in a region.