Midnapur Municipality was constituted in the year 1865.
Midnapore is a municipality with 25 wards Midnapore elects one person to the West Bengal Vidhan Sabha and one representative to the Lok Sabha of the Parliament of India.
As of 2011 India census, Medinipur had a population of 169127. Medinipur has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 71%. In Medinipur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. The town Midnapore stretches over an area of 18.65 Sq. Km.The area is generally flat with mild slops towards the eastern and southern fringes. The major drainage system consist of (i)Dwaribandh Khal (ii)cossey river and (iii) Some erstwhile agril. Land. The coverage town area drains which are so designed as to cater to both sullage and storm water discharged. There is a proposal for realignment of the drains in the eastern portion of the town by extending the branch drains towards the east. The infrastructure mainly includes the construction of new drain parallel to the alignment of the National Highway which would discharge into the cossey river
Sri Pranab Basu Chairman Midnapore Municipality .
Midnapore, now the District head quarter of Paschim Medinipur District, stands on the bank of Kangsabati. It is well connected with the different parts of the district with highways and railways and a busy town of the South Bengal with a population of about 2 lakhs.
The urban status of Midnapore dates back to the 19th century. Originally with all its agrarian hinterland was a town of landlords, businessmen, office going baboons engaged in different district offices and courts, some eminent lawyers and eminent teachers and educationist who adored age old educational institution of locality. It was also a center of many revolutionary activities in the pre-independent age.
Sri Jitendra Nath Das Vice Chairman Midnapore Municipality .
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