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Uthukottai is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 13°20′12″N 79°54′05″E / 13.3367°N 79.9013°E / 13.3367; 79.9013Coordinates: 13°20′12″N 79°54′05″E / 13.3367°N 79.9013°E / 13.3367; 79.9013
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • TypeMunicipal corporation
 • BodyNagar Palika
 • Total12,623
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code044-27630
Vehicle registrationTN-20
Nearest cityChennai

Uthukottai is a border town and panchayat town in Tamil Nadu, next to Andhra Pradesh, located on the banks of the Arani river. The town features a channel which helps to direct water from the Krishna river for local irrigation.

The name Uthukottai is a portmanteau of two Tamil words—Uthu, or "water coming from earth," and Kottai, which signifies the Muslim Zamindars Kottai located there.

The village of Surutapalli, where a famous Shiva temple is located, is nearby. This is the only place in the world where the lord Shiva is depicted in a sleeping posture with his wife, the goddess Parvati.

Uthukottai is located between Chennai and Tirupati.


In the 2001 India census, Uthukkottai had a population of 10,639. Males constituted 50% of the population and females 50%. Uthukkottai had an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 76%, and female literacy was 59%. In 2001 in Uthukkottai, 12% of the population was under 6 years of age.[1]

In the 2011 census, Uthukkottai recorded 12,623 inhabitants. Uthukottai has 5 schools. Of them, three are matriculation schools and two are government school. Uthukottai is easily connected by MTC bus. In fact, it is the shortest route to reach Tirupati.[2]



  • Vivekanada Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Visweshwara Matriculation School
  • Chennai Vidyalaya Matric 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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ "NPR Report: Tamil Nadu: Thiruvallur: Uthukkottai". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013.