Howrah Municipality was established in 1862. In 1984, Howrah Municipality was upgraded to the status of Municipal Corporation. In 2015, Bally municipality was merged with the Corporation vide notification no. 428/MA/O/C-4/IM-36/2014 dated 26th June,2015..
Area of the Howrah Municipal Corporation is 63.55 Sq. Km with 7 nos of Boroughs and 66 wards & population density is 21565 persons per Sq.km.