Karuppur, Salem


Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 11°43′31″N 78°05′57″E / 11.72528°N 78.09917°E / 11.72528; 78.09917Coordinates: 11°43′31″N 78°05′57″E / 11.72528°N 78.09917°E / 11.72528; 78.09917
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Salem
Population (2001)
  Total 13,003
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Karuppur is a panchayat town in Salem District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on the National Highway 7 between Salem and Bangalore. The Periyar University, with which many Salem colleges are affiliated, is located here.Government College Of Engineering, referred as GCE-Salem is also located here. It is a railway station on the Chennai-Shoranur railway line.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Karuppur had a population of 13,003. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Karuppur has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 50%. In Karuppur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  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.

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