Mannargudi is a town in Tiruvarur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters of the Mannargudi taluk. Thiruvarus is the district headquarter of mannargudi is 20km away from mannargudi town. Mannargudi is known for the Rajagopalaswamy temple, a prominent Vaishnavite shrine.
Mannargudi was founded as an agraharam village by the Medieval Cholas during the 11th century. The town was subsequently ruled by various dynasties. Mannargudi is administered by a municipality established in 1866. As of 2011, the municipality covered an area of 11.55 km and had a population of 66,999. Mannargudi was a part of Thanjavur district until India’s independence in 1947 . The town is known for agriculture, metal working and weaving. The region around Mannargudi has considerable mineral deposits.
Mannargudi comes under the Mannargudi assembly constituency which elects a member to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly once every five years and it is a part of the Thanjavur constituency which elects its Member of Parliament(MP) once in five years. Roadways are the major mode of transportation to the town and it also has rail connectivity. The nearest seaport, Nagapattinam Port, is located 52 km from Mannargudi, while the nearest airport, Tiruchirappalli International Airport, is located 97 km from the town.