Kuppam

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Kuppam
కుప్పం
town
Kuppam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Kuppam
Kuppam
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
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 (2013)
 • Total 95,000
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 517425
Telephone code 08570
Vehicle registration AP 03

Kuppam (Telugu: కుప్పం, is a census town in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. The meaning of Kuppam is a multitude or a large number of people or things. Kuppam is the southernmost part of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, located at the tip of Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Kuppam is located at the intersection of three states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Demographics[edit]

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%. Though the main language spoken here is Telugu.

Crops[edit]

Flowers majorly roses, jasmine, lily, kanakamura, chamanthi and chendumali are cultivated. Vegetables majorly brinjal, capsicum, chillies, tomatoes, cabbage, green leafy vegetables, carrot, radish and small onions are cultivated. Fruits majorly custard apple, guava, grapes and sapota are cultivated. Nuts majorly groundnuts are cultivated. These are exported to other cities and also to other countries.

Industry[edit]

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

Kuppam has the presence of Sapa Extrusion India Pvt Ltd. Sapa is the World leader in aluminium extrusions headquartered in Oslo, Norway.[2]

Transport[edit]

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, Vaniyambadi and Gudiyatham, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Kadapa and other places.

The Chennai to Bangalore railway line passes through Kuppam. Kuppam is well connected by train services from Chennai and Bangalore. There are about ten trains running between Bangalore and Kuppam everyday and four trains running between Chennai and Kuppam. The first train from Bangalore is at 6:30 AM and from Chennai the first train is at 7:50 AM. The last train from Kuppam to Bangalore is at 7:38 PM and to Chennai is at 4:40 PM. Bangalore to Kuppam takes about 2 hours by train and Chennai to Kuppam takes about 4.5 hrs by Train.

The train timings from kuppam to bangalore are 1.39 AM (Chennai-bangalore kaveri express)3.15 AM (Tirupathi Chamarajnagar Fast Passenger) 4.13 AM (Yeshwanthpura-Howra Express) 4.29 AM (Kanyakumari Bangalore Islander express) 5.25 AM (Jolarpet-Bangalore Express) 6.10 AM (Kochiveli-Bangalore City Express) 6.45 AM (Kuppam-Bangalore City Passenger) 10.4 AM (Kakinda-Bangalore city Sheyshadri express) 11.34 AM(Chennai-Bangalore Brindhavan Superfast Express) 3.29 PM (Arakkonam-Bangalore city passenger) 5.47 PM (Chennai-Bangalore inter city express) 7.38 PM (Chennai-Bangalore Lalbaug express )

Kuppam is connected with Bangalore and Chennai by road through Krishnagiri. The distance between Krishnagiri and Kuppam is 28 km.

The nearest airport is Bangalore International Airport which is about 2.5 hrs from Kuppam

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[edit]

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.[3]

  • 1970 - D.Vekatesham
  • 1978 - B.R.Doraswamy Naidu
  • 1983 and 1985 - N. Rangaswamy Naidu
  • 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 - N. Chandrababu Naidu (Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh)
Kuppam constituency mandals

Culture[edit]

Sri Kuppam Subrahmanya Swamy Temple
Shirdi Saibaba Temple
Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple

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

  • Sri Prasanna Tirupathi Gangamamba Temple
  • Sri Kuppam Subrahmanyaswamy Temple
  • Sri Anjaneyaswamy Temple
  • Sri Peddapulli Gangamamba Temple
  • Sri Lakshmipuram Varadaraja Swamy Temple
  • Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
  • Sri Krishnarujuna Temple
  • Sri Gudivanka Subrahmanyaswamy Temple on top of a hill near Gudupalli

Education[edit]

Having a university, medical college, engineering college, poly technique college, a special school for differently abled is now making the Kuppam town as an emerging educational hub in Chittoor District.

  • Dravidian University
  • Kuppam Engineering College
  • P.E.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
  • Dr.Y.C.James Yen Rural Polytechnic College
  • Government Vocational Jr College
  • MFC Government Jr College
  • Victory Boarding School for Hearing Impaired
  • IRM Degree college

and numerous private pre-university and degree colleges

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