Dharapuram is a town in Tirupur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Dharapuram is one of the oldest towns in Tamil Nadu and was the capital of Kongu Nadu under the Cheras, Western Ganga Dynasty and later Kongu Cholas, at which time it was known as Vanchipuri. Amaravathi River flows through the town. As of 2011, the town had a population of 67,007.Dharapuram Municipality is promoted 1st grade municipality on May 6, 1983. Dharapuram Town is situated along the bank of River Amaravathi, located in between 10 degree 45 minutes northern latitude and 77 degree 31 minutes eastern latitude with an extent of 7.02 km2. It is a small agricultural marketing centre for a large rural hinterland in the Tirupur District. The town is at a distance of 47 km towards of the District Headquarters Tirupur,75 km towards the Erode and at a distance of 75 km towards the industrial town Coimbatore.
The town has attained the status of a Municipality in the year 1916 and functioning as the First Grade Municipality from 09.05.1983. The town developments completely depend on the agricultural activities and Commerce and Trades.