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panchayat town
Pudupalayam is located in Tamil Nadu
Pudupalayam is located in India
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°21′50″N 78°52′53″E / 12.36389°N 78.88139°E / 12.36389; 78.88139Coordinates: 12°21′50″N 78°52′53″E / 12.36389°N 78.88139°E / 12.36389; 78.88139
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tiruvanamalai
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,110
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Pudupalayam is a panchayat town in Chengam taluk of Tiruvanamalai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its pincode number is 606 705.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Pudupalayam had a population of 10,110. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Pudupalayam has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 53%. In Pudupalayam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Pudupalayam is famous for its weekly market on Thursdays and sometimes before important Tamil festivals like Pongal. For this reason, this area called as Santhai Pudupalayam. Santhai means market in Tamil.

schools: Govt Boys Hr. Sec. School, Govt Girls Hr. Sec. School, Saratha vidhyalaya Nursery and Primary School, St. Arulandar Nursery and Primary School.


  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.