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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. The famed Pamban Railway bridge and Vehicular bridge lie to the East of this Panchayat Town.[1]


Mandapam is located at 9°17′N 79°07′E / 9.28°N 79.12°E / 9.28; 79.12.[2] It has an average elevation of 9 metres (29 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[3] 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 of the people living here is fishing. Part of the fish caught here is sold in Southern Tamil Nadu and the rest is sold to exporters.


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  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mandapam
  3. ^ "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.