Anakaputhur Municipality is a Second Grade Municipality in Kancheepuram District. It is situated at a distance of 20 Kms West of Chennai, the capital of State of Tamilnadu. The area of the Municipality is 3.0 sq.km. with a population of 48050 as per population census 2011.
Due to the rapid growth in development and population the Municipality was upgraded from Third Grade into a Second Grade Municipality vide per G.O. (Ms) No. 154 dated 09.08.2010.
This Municipality has one revenue village named Anakaputhur. The town is divided into 18 Council Wards. The town is bounded on the North by Adyar River, South by Pammal Municipality, East by Pozhichalur and Pammal Municipality and West by Adyar river.
Anakaputhur is famous for its traditional weaving business.
Anakaputhur is well connected to other parts of Chennai by MTC bases and private bus operators. The nearest railway station to Anakaputhur is Pallavaram railway station which is 3 Kms away and the nearest Airport is Chennai International Airport which is also 3 Kms away.