is a town in Kancheepuram district
in the Indian state
of Tamil Nadu
. Literally meaning, a mango forest is a south-westrern suburb of Chennai
. It is about 20km from the city. The town is famous for its Kamatchi amman temple. Easiest landmark to reach the mangadu temple is Poonamalle.
As of 2001
, Mangadu had a population of 20,108. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Mangadu has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 66%. In Mangadu, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.