Major populations in Kottakuppam are Muslims. Kottakuppam Jamia Masjid was built by Arcot Nawab in 1867. Now it is extended and decorated to make it showy by the people in and around Kottakuppam. In the East Coast Road from Chennai to Puducherry, Kottakuppam is a landmark of tradition. It is believed that there were forts in Kottakuppam, but there is no clear evidence for this. In the map there is no area named Kottakuppam before 200 years. Under French rule, Kottakuppam adherent to Muthialpet serves as camp place for foreigners.
Demography of Kottakuppam
The Kottakuppam town Panchayat has population of 31,726 of which 15,690 are males while 16,036 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Population of children with age of 0-6 is 3907 which is 12.31 % of total population of Kottakuppam. In Kottakuppam town Panchayat, female sex ratio is of 1022 against state average of 996. Moreover child sex ratio in Kottakuppam is around 933 compared to Tamil Nadu state average of 943. Literacy rate of Kottakuppam city is 81.39 % higher than state average of 80.09 %. In Kottakuppam, male literacy is around 88.94 % while female literacy rate is 74.09 %.
Etymology of Kottakuppam
Regarding the village’s name, "Kottam" refers to the land area and "Kuppam" refers to the coastal area. The Southern part of this region is now known as Kottamedu is very notable.
Climate of Kottakuppam
The climate is generally hot and humid. In summer the temperature reaches up to 42 degree Centigrade while in winter it is slightly less hot, 18 degree Centigrade. The monsoon season starts in September and lasts till November.