City Corporations In Bangladesh

Last Updated on July 1, 2021 by Adnan Musa

Bangladesh is a populous country with an area of 148,460 km². Bangladesh is divided into 8 divisions and the divisions are divided into 64 districts. There are 42 cities in Bangladesh and among these cities, 12 cities are governed by “City Corporations”.

So, there are 12 City Corporations in Bangladesh. The city corporations of Bangladesh are Barishal City Corporation (BCC), Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), Cumilla City Corporation (COCC), Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Gazipur City Corporation (GCC), Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC), Khulna City Corporation (KCC), Mymensingh City Corporation (MCC), Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC), Rangpur City Corporation (RCC), and Sylhet City Corporation (SCC).

List Of City Corporations In Bangladesh

Barishal City Corporation (BCC)

Barishal City Corporation

This city corporation administers and does development and maintenance work in the city of Barisal. The total area of Barishal City Corporation is over 58 square kilometers. More than five million people live as permanent residents in this city corporation. Barishal City Corporation obtained the City Corporation status by a ministry of local government declaration on 25 July 2002. There are thirty wards in Barishal City Corporation. There is one elected mayor, 30 councilors, 9 woman councilors who are administrating this City Corporation. Services provided by Barishal City Corporation are – 

  • Water purification and supply
  • Sewage treatment and disposal
  • Garbage disposal and street cleanliness
  • Solid waste management
  • Building and maintenance of roads and streets
  • Street lighting
  • Maintenance of parks and open spaces
  • Cemeteries and Crematoriums
  • Registering of births and deaths
  • Conservation of heritage sites
  • Disease control, including immunization
  • Public municipal schools etc.     

List Of Elected Mayors Of Barishal City Corporation

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm EndParty
Ahsan Habib Kamal20022003Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Majibur Rahman Sarwar20032007Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Awlad Hossain Dilu20072008Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Shawkat Hossain Hiron20082013Bangladesh Awami League
Ahsan Habib Kamal20132018Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah2018IncumbentBangladesh Awami League

Chittagong City Corporation (CCC)

Chittagong City Corporation

Chittagong City Corporation includes the municipal areas of Chattogram and some adjoining areas of the south-eastern Chittagong district. Chattogram City Corporation is divided into 11 thanas and the thanas are subdivided into 41 wards and 211 mahallas. The 11 Thanas of Chittagong City Corporation are – 

  • Bakoliya
  • Bandar
  • Bayazid
  • Chandgaon
  • Double Mooring
  • Halishahar
  • Khulshi
  • Kotwali
  • Pahartali
  • Panchlaish
  • Patenga   

List Of Elected Mayors Of Chittagong City Corporation

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm EndParty
Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury19891990Jatiya Party
Mir Mohammad Nasiruddin19911993Bangladesh Nationalist Party
A. B. M. Mohiuddin Chowdhury19962010Bangladesh Awami League
Mohammad Manjur Alam20102015Bangladesh Nationalist Party
A J M Nasir Uddin20152020Bangladesh Awami League
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury2021IncumbentBangladesh Awami League

Cumilla City Corporation (COCC)

Cumilla City Corporation

The Cumilla city corporation covers an area of over 53.84 square kilometers in the Cumilla district. The total permanent residents of this City Corporation are more than five million. After the independence of Bangladesh, it was known as Comilla Municipality. It obtained the City Corporation status by a ministry of local government declaration on 10 July 2011. This City Corporation is ruled by one elected mayor, 27 councilors, and 9 woman councilors.         

List Of Elected Mayors Of Cumilla City Corporation

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm EndParty
Monirul Haque Sakku20122017Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Monirul Haque Sakku2017IncumbentBangladesh Nationalist Party

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC)

Dhaka North City Corporation

Dhaka North City Corporation consists of 54 northern wards of Dhaka. Annisul Huq was the first mayor of this City Corporation. This City Corporation was established on 29 November 2011. Before that, it was governed by the former Dhaka City Corporation. The Thanas of Dhaka North City Corporation are Turag, West Uttara west, East Uttara, Uttarkhan, Dakkhinkhan, Bimanbandar, Khilkhet, Vatara, Badda, Rampura, Hatirjheel, Shilpanchal, Tejgaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Mohammadpur, Adabor, Darussalam, Mirpur, Pallabi, Rupnagar, Shahali, Kafrul, Bhashantek, Cantonment, Banani and Gulshan.

List Of Elected Mayors Of Dhaka North City Corporation

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm EndParty
Anisul Haque20152017Bangladesh Awami League
Monirul Haque Sakku2019IncumbentBangladesh Awami League

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC)

Dhaka South City Corporation

Dhaka South City Corporation is one of the two municipal corporations in Dhaka District and it was established on 29 November 2011 by the Local Government (City Corporation) Amendment Bill passed in the Parliament of Bangladesh. This City Corporation consists of 75 wards. The Thanas of Dhaka South City Corporation are Paltan, Motijheel, Sabujbag, Khilgon, Mugda, Shahjahanpur, Shampur, Jatrabari, Demra, Kadamtali, Gandaria, Wari, Ramna, Shahbag, Dhanmondi New market, Hazaribag, Kalabgan, Kotwali, Sutrapur, Lalbag, Bangshal, Chwakbazar, Kamrangirchar.

List Of Elected Mayors Of Dhaka South City Corporation

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm EndParty
Sayeed Khokon20152020Bangladesh Awami League
Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh2020IncumbentBangladesh Awami League

Gazipur City Corporation (GCC)

Gazipur City Corporation

Gazipur City Corporation was established in 2013 and before it becomes a City Corporation it was known as a municipal corporation. The total area of this City Corporation is 329.23 square kilometers and has more than 40, 00, 000 permanent residents. This City Corporation consists of 57 wards and it is ruled by one mayor, 57 councilors, and 19 woman councilors.            

List Of Elected Mayors Of Gazipur City Corporation

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm EndParty
M. A. Mannan20132018Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Jahangir Alam2018IncumbentBangladesh Awami League

Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC)

Narayanganj City Corporation

This City Corporation was established in 2011 and it consists of 27 wards. This City Corporation is formed comprising Narayanganj Town, Siddhirganj Municipal area, and Kadamrasul Municipality. There are one mayor, 18 councilors, and 9 women councilors in this City Corporation. The total area of Narayanganj City Corporation is 72.43 square kilometers and approximately 7,09,381 people live in this City Corporation.

List Of Elected Mayors Of Narayanganj City Corporation   

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm EndParty
Dr. Salina Hayat Ivy20112016Bangladesh Awami League
Dr. Salina Hayat Ivy2016IncumbentBangladesh Awami League

Khulna City Corporation (KCC)

Khulna City Corporation

Khulna City Corporation is one of the major divisional city corporations of Bangladesh. Before it became a City Corporation it was a municipal corporation. This City Corporation was established on December 12, 1984, and consists of 31 wards. There are 31 councilors and 10 women councilors in this City Corporation.   

List Of Elected Mayors Of Khulna City Corporation   

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm EndParty
Kazi Aminul Haque19881990Selected
A. K. M. Fazlul Haque Miah19901991Selected
Sheikh Tayebur Rahman19911993Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Sheikh Tayebur Rahman19942002Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Sheikh Tayebur Rahman20022007Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Md. Moniruzzaman Moni20072008In Charge
Talukder Abdul Khaleque20082013Bangladesh Awami League
Azmal Ahmed20132013In Charge
Md. Moniruzzaman Moni20132015Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Md. Anisur Rahman Biswas20152016In Charge
Md. Moniruzzaman Moni20162018Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Talukder Abdul Khaleque2018IncumbentBangladesh Awami League

Mymensingh City Corporation (MCC)

Mymensingh City Corporation

Mymensingh City Corporation is located about 120 kilometers north of Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka. This is the newest and the 12th City Corporation of Bangladesh. It was established on 2 April 2018 at a meeting of the National Implementation Committee on Administrative Reforms (NICAR). This city Corporation has an area of 91.315 square kilometers and its population is about 471,858. The incumbent mayor of this City Corporation is the Municipality Mayor Ekramul Haque Titu. There is no Mayor election has been held since it turned into a City Corporation.

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC)

Rajshahi City Corporation

Rajshahi City Corporation is another major divisional city corporation of Bangladesh. This City Corporation consists of 30 wards. This City Corporation is ruled by a Mayor, 30 Ward councilors, and 10 women councilors.    

List Of Elected Mayors Of Rajshahi City Corporation   

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm End
Ad. M. Abdul Hadi19881990
Durul Huda19901990
Alhajj Mesbah Uddin Ahmed19901990
Mohammad Saidur Rahman (Divisional Commissioner)19901991
NA Habibullah (Divisional Commissioner)19911991
Md. Mizanur Rahman Minu19911993
Alhaj M Aminul Islam (Divisional Commissioner)19931994
Md. Mizanur Rahman Minu (first elected)19942002
Md. Mizanur Rahman Minu20022007
Md. Rezwan Prophet Dudu (Acting)20072008
A.H.M. Khairuzzaman Liton20082013
Mohammad Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul20132018
A.H.M. Khairuzzaman Liton2018Incumbent

Rangpur City Corporation (RCC)

Rangpur City Corporation

Rangpur City Corporation was established in 2012. The total area of this City Corporation is 205.76 square kilometers. The population of this City Corporation is about 7, 96, 556. It is consists of 33 wards and ruled by one elected mayor, 33 councilors, and 11 women councilors.    

List Of Elected Mayors Of Rangpur City Corporation   

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm EndParty
Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu20122017Bangladesh Awami League
Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa2017IncumbentJatiya Party

Sylhet City Corporation (SCC)

Sylhet City Corporation

Sylhet City Corporation was established in 2001 according to the Sylhet City Corporation Act, 2001. This City Corporation consists of 27 wards. There is one mayor, 27 councilors, and 9 women councilors in this City Corporation. The total area of this City Corporation is 26.50 square kilometers and about 4,85,138 people live in this City Corporation.

List Of Elected Mayors Of Sylhet City Corporation   

Name of the MayorTerm StartTerm EndParty
Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran20032013Bangladesh Awami League
Ariful Haque Choudhury20132018Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Ariful Haque Choudhury2018IncumbentBangladesh Nationalist Party

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