Mysore is located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills about 145.2 km (90 mi) towards the southwest of Bangalore and spread across an area of 286.05 km2 (110 sq mi). Mysore City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city, which is also the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division. In November 2020, A gazetted notification was passed by the state government converting nearby census town of Hootagalli into a City Municipal Council along with four more Town Panchayats of Bhogadi, Kadakola, Rammanahalli and Srirampura, expanding the city area from 155.7 sq.km to 286.05 sq.km. This also increased the population of the urban agglomeration from 990,900 to 1,060,120. According to United Nations, Mysuru is projected to have a population of 1.162 Million in 2018, making it the second largest city in the state.