Kuppam

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Kuppam
town
Kuppam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Kuppam
Coordinates: 12°45′N 78°22′E / 12.75°N 78.37°E / 12.75; 78.37Coordinates: 12°45′N 78°22′E / 12.75°N 78.37°E / 12.75; 78.37
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Chittoor
Elevation 667 m (2,188 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,803
Languages
 • Official Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 517425
Telephone code 08570
Vehicle registration AP 03

Kuppam (Telugu: కుప్పం, Kannada: ಕುಪ್ಪಂ, Tamil: குப்பம்) is a census town in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. It is about 105 km from Bangalore and 250 km from Chennai by rail.

Geography[]

Kuppam is the southernmost part of Andhra Pradesh, located at the intersection of three states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The Chennai to Bangalore railway line passes through Kuppam.

Demographics[]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Kuppam had a population of 18,803. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kuppam has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 62%. The official language of Kuppam is Telugu while majority also speak Tamil and Kannada due to its proximity to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka respectively.

Industry[]

Kuppam is known for its granite quarries and a granite variety, Kuppam Green, is named after the town

Transport[]

Being at the meeting point of three states, Kuppam is well connected by road and rail. Also, due to its proximity to major metros Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Bangalore (Karnataka), majority of buses run through the place. Kuppam is serviced by state corporation APSRTC and bus services run by neighboring state corporations viz. Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation and Karnataka State Transportation. Kuppam has regular bus services towards Chennai, Bangalore, Tirupathi, Nellore, Chittoor, Madanapalle, Palamaner, Kolar, Krishnagiri, Tirupattur and other places.

There is a direct train available towards vijayawada for students who are studying in Kuppam. (Seshadri and Howrah-yeswantapur express). Seshadri starts at 3.20 PM from kuppam towards vijayawada and returns at 10.05 AM at kuppam towards bangalore).

Politics[]

Kuppam is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. There are 1,61,872 registered voters in Kuppam constituency as of 1999. The following are the elected members from Kuppam over the years. [2]

  • 1970 - D.Vekatesham
  • 1978 - B.R.Doraswamy Naidu
  • 1983 and 1985 - N. Rangaswamy Naidu
  • 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009 - N. Chandrababu Naidu (ex Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh)
Kuppam constituency mandals
Sri Kuppam Subrahmanya Swamy Temple
Kuppam Sai Baba Mandir on H. P. Road

Culture[]

Hinduism is the major religion. The following are some of the famous temples in and around Kuppam.

  • Sri Prasanna Tirupathi Gangamamba Temple
  • Sri Peddapalli Gangamamba Temple
  • Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple
  • Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple
  • Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

Education[]

Kuppam is a major educational hub housing the Medical college, an engineering college and numerous degree colleges.

References[]

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