The Kozhikode Municipal Corporation is the municipal corporation that manages a portion of the Indian city of Kozhikode (also known as Cochin). The Corporation manages 94.88 km2 of Kozhikode city and has a population of 677,381 within that area. It is the most densely populated city corporation in the state. There are six municipal corporations in Kerala state, Municipal Corporations in India are urban local government that works for the development of a Metropolitan City, which has a population of more than one million. The growing population and urbanization in various cities of India were in need of a local governing body that can work for providing necessary community services like health care, educational institution, housing, transport etc. There are six Municipal Corporations in Kerala. two in South Kerala, two in middle Kerala and two in North Kerala.