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Kuppam is a municipality in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh located 115.8 kilometers South-East of Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka and 243 kilometers West of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu. It is the mandal headquarters of Kuppam mandal in Madanapalli revenue division. The name 'Kuppam' means a meeting place or confluence.

As of 2011[update] census of India, Kuppam had a population of 21,963. The total population constitute, 11,091 males and 10,872 females - a sex ratio of 980 females per 1000 males. 2,551 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 1,340 are boys and 1,211 are girls. The average literacy rate stands at 83.62% with 16,232 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 67.41%.[1][2]

Kuppam's climate is classified as tropical. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. This location is classified as Aw by Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature is 25.3 °C in Kuppam. The rainfall here averages 680 mm. Precipitation is the lowest in February, with an average of 2 mm. In October, the precipitation reaches its peak, with an average of 151 mm. At an average temperature of 29.0 °C, May is the hottest month of the year. At 21.5 °C on average, December is the coldest month of the year.[3]

Telugu is the official language of the state. Tamil is also widely spoken among the natives of this area. People can understand or speak Tamil and Kannada as it is located near to the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Municipal Administration and Urban Development[4] of Government of Andhra Pradesh is responsible for planning and execution of programs and civic administration of the town.

Municipal Chairman :- Dr. Sudheer Darbha

Kuppam is known for its granite quarries and factories. A granite variety, Kuppam Green,[5] is named after the town as this variety is abundantly found in this area and exported to foreign countries on demand.

Kuppam has the presence of hydro Extrusion India Pvt Ltd. Hydro is the World leader in aluminium extrusions headquartered in Oslo, Norway.[6]

Kuppam is well connected by both roadways (NH42) and railways (Southern Western Railway).SWR Bangalore[citation needed] Bus services are provided by state corporations APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh), TNSTC (Tamil Nadu).

Chennai Central to K.S.R Bengaluru railway line passes through Kuppam, and is the only railway station in the route belonging to Andhra Pradesh.

As Kuppam railway station is located exactly at the middle of Bangarapet railway junction and Jolarpettai railway junction, it is well connected to Chennai, Vijawada, Coimbatore, Tirupati, Mysuru, Mumbai, Patna and Bengaluru via train. An exclusive train service is provided for working people between Kuppam and K.S.R Bengaluru that runs from Monday to Saturday. There is upcoming airport in Kuppam. Its very well connected.

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