Cuttack, the cultural capital of Orissa is situated at the apex of the delta formed by the river Mahanadi and Kathajodi. The City experiences a hot and humid climate in summer characterized by temperatures going up as high as above 40 C and a dry and cold climate in winter with temperature as low as 10C. Summer starts at the end of March and monsoon rains hit the city during September to middle October and supply most of the city's annual average rainfall.
Cuttack lies in the national high way No.5, connecting the metropolitan cities of Kolkata and Chennai. Well connected by rail, Cuttack is an important hub for most trains. The nearest airport is Biju Pattnaik Airport, 28 Kms away. It also has the largest bus terminus of the state.
The City is subdivided into a number of wards.
  Area : 192.5 Sq.Km.
  Population : 6,10,189 (as per 2011 census)
  Total Nos. of Wards : 59 Nos.
  Identified Slums Under C.M.C. : 264 Nos.
  No.of Parks : 29 Nos.
  Males Population : 3,16,242
  Female Population : 2,93,947
The Cuttack Municipal Corporation was established on 4th June 1876 and was Knowns Cuttack Municipalilty. It was later accorded the status of Cuttack Municipal Corporation w.e.f.15.08.1994 as per the Government Notification No.24145/HUD dtd.28.07.1994.
The Cuttack Municipal Corporation renders the following SERVICES
1. Construction & Maintenance of Civic Infrastructure
2. Poverty Alleviation
3. Sanitation & Public health
4. Mutation of Holdings
5. Removal of Encroachment
6. Creation of Vending Zones
7. Kine House Service
8. Issue of Birth Certificate and Death Certificate.
9. Issue of Trade & Carriage licence.
10. Issue of Marriage Certificate.
11. Post Disaster Management Relief & Rehabilitation.