History and Growth of the Town
Kottakuppam is located in Viluppuram district of the state of Tamil Nadu. Kottakuppam is a municipality situated in the coastal area near the Union Territory of Puducherry. People living here depend on Puducherry for all essential purposes, including education, medical, transports, employment and business. Rahamat Nagar, Bharkhat Nagar, Sodhanaikuppam, Nadukuppam, Kottamedu, Thandharayankuppam, Jamiath Nagar, Indra Nagar, Chinna Mudaliyar Chavady and Peria Mudaliyar Chavady are all areas under the control of Kottakuppam Municipality.
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.