Vasai-Virar City is the only Metropolitan City (having a population of more than 10 lakhs in Palghar district which is also having a Municipal Corporation. It is located in North Mumbai. The area of Vasai-Virar City is 311 sq. km.
Vasai-Virar City has been separated from Greater Mumbai and Mira-Bhayandar City because of the presence of Vasai Creek. The City is well connected to Mumbai by Western Railway and through Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway. The city is connected to Navi Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi, Kalyan and Panvel cities by the Vasai-Diva Railway line. Vasai Virar city has significant growth potential due to close proximity to Brihan Mumbai.
The Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation (VVCMC) was established on 3rd July 2009. Vasai Virar corporation is located between 19 deg. 28 min. north-90 deg. 47 min. north latitude and 72 deg. 48 min. east-72 deg. 8 min. east