Coimbatore Municipal Corporation

Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation
கோயம்புத்தூர் மாநகராட்சி
The logo of the Corporation of Coimbatore
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Corporation Commissioner
Dr. K. Vijayakarthikeyan IAS
T. N. Hariharan IAS
Meeting place
Victoria Town Hall

The Coimbatore Corporation (officially Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation) is the civic body that governs the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India.


The municipality of Coimbatore was established in 1866 according to the Town Improvements Act of 1865[1] with Sir Robert Stanes, a renowned industrialist as its first Chairman.[2] The early days of the municipality were difficult as it had to tackle plague epidemics and earthquakes.[1] In 1934, the municipality elected its first woman Chairman, K. Thankamma Jacob.[3]Justice Party politician R. K. Shanmukham Chetty served as the Vice-Chairman of the Coimbatore municipality from 1917 to 1920.[4] Coimbatore was upgraded to a municipal corporation in 1981, the third in Tamil Nadu.[5] In 2012, the Corporation won the Best Corporation Award in Tamil Nadu.[6]


This corporation consists of 100 wards and is headed by a Mayor who presides over a Deputy Mayor and 99 other councillors who represent the wards. The mayor is elected directly through a first past the post voting system and the deputy mayor is elected by the councillors from among their numbers. For administrative purpose the Coimbatore corporation is divided into five zones namely North, South, East, West, Central headed by a chairman.


  1. 1 2 Imperial Gazetteer of India. 10. Clarendon Press. 1908. pp. 371–372.
  2. S. Muthiah (14 April 2003). "'Golden Tips' in the Nilgiris". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  3. Devika, J. (2005). Her-self: early writings on gender by Malayalee women, 1898-1938. Popular Prakashan. p. 112.
  4. P. Rajeswar Rao (1991). "R. K. Shanmukham Chetty". The Great Indian Patriots, Volume 2. Mittal Publications. p. 120. ISBN 8170992885, ISBN 978-81-7099-288-2.
  5. Palanithurai, Ganapathy (2007). A handbook for panchayati raj administration (Tamil Nadu). Concept Publishing Company. p. 80. ISBN 81-8069-340-6, ISBN 978-81-8069-340-3.
  6. "Best Corporation Award: and the credit goes to…?". Coimbatore. The Hindu. 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-08-17.

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