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Panapakkam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°55′N 79°35′E / 12.92°N 79.58°E / 12.92; 79.58Coordinates: 12°55′N 79°35′E / 12.92°N 79.58°E / 12.92; 79.58
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Vellore
Talukas Arakonam
 • Leader,Town Panchayat Karunanidhi KKN
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,142
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 631052
Vehicle registration TN-23,73
Lok Sabha constituency Arakonam
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sholinger

Panapakkam is a panchayat town in Vellore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.This town is located in the Vellore District about 85 kilometres from the state capital of Chennai. Panapakkam is supposedly one of the hottest towns in India (next to Vellore), where the temperature can exceed 43°C (110°F) for several days in peak of the summer.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Panapakkam had a population of 10,142. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Panapakkam has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 57%. In Panapakkam, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

All agriculture land are converting to Flat and Plot System.

Panapakkam is very near to Kancheepuram new greenfield Airport.


Panapakkam is about 85 km west of Chennai, 50 km east of Vellore and 20 km west of Kanchipuram and 20 km from Arakkonam.

  • Nearest airport: Chennai
  • Nearest seaport: Chennai
  • Nearest railway station: Arakonam
  • Nearest railway station: Kanchipuram

Major business[edit]

Weaving (powerlooms, waterjets & handlooms)



  • Government higher secondary school
  • Government girls' higher secondary school
  • Sri Sarswathi matric. higher secondary school


  • Mayura Theater
  • Sundharam Theater

The closest large theater is 20 km away in Kanchipuram Babu & Aruna & Narayanamoorthy

Banks and ATM centers[edit]

  • Canara bank (ATM available in bazaar near bank)
  • Vellore Central Co-Operative Bank
  • Axis bank (ATM in Sun super market complex)

Bus facilities[edit]

Government and private bus facilities to Vellore, Tiruttani, Arakkonam and Kanchipuram are available every 5 minutes.


The DMK alliance candidate APLF M Jaganmoorthy won Arakkonam assembly constituency in the 2006 elections. Recently, in the parliamentary elections held in 2009, the DMK candidate Mr.Jagathratchagan got elected as an MP from this constituency. Recently the assembly constituency has changed Sholingur and the present MLA Candidate elected from DMDK member in the 2011 Tamil Nadu assembly election. Mr.P.R.MANOKAR is the sitting MLA.

Now at present our village panchayat :


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.