Karuppur, Salem

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.

Karuppur is located in Tamil Nadu
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
StateTamil Nadu
 • Total13,003
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)


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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.