Prior to 1951 there were only 39 urban centres in Orissa, which has
grown up to 138 in 2001. In other words the urban population of the
state has increased from 3% in 1941 to 14.97% in 2001. Among these
urban centres, Government of Orissa recognized 103 as urban local
bodies. These urban local bodies further sub divided into three
categories such as Municipal Corporation, Municipalities and
Notified Area Council. Presently there are 2 Municipal Corporations,
35 Municipalities and 66 Notified Area Councils.