|Elevation||154 m (505 ft)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91 3243|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bankura|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Ranibandh|
Khatra is in the south-west of Bankura District, which is itself to the west of the southern part of West Bengal. Khatra is located at , and has an average elevation of 154 m (505 ft).
Approximately 30% of the population of the Khatra sub-division live below the official poverty line, and there was no sub-divisional hospital until 2006. After delays due to water shortages, the hospital was opened by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, on November 18, 2006.
The Golden Jubilee of the Kangsabati movement was celebrated in Khatra on August 30–31, 2006.
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