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For temple architecture feature, see Mandapa.
Mandapam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°17′N 79°07′E / 9.28°N 79.12°E / 9.28; 79.12Coordinates: 9°17′N 79°07′E / 9.28°N 79.12°E / 9.28; 79.12
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Ramanathapuram
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,799
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Mandapam is a panchayat town in Ramanathapuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


Mandapam is located at 9°17′N 79°07′E / 9.28°N 79.12°E / 9.28; 79.12.[1] It has an average elevation of 9 metres (29 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Mandapam had a population of 15,799. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mandapam has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 66%. In Mandapam, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The main occupation is fishing


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mandapam
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.