Kotar is located at 24°43′N80°59′E / 24.72°N 80.98°E / 24.72; 80.98. It has an average elevation of 298 metres (977 feet).A mini forte ( Garhee) was constructed by Raja Bhava singh of Rewa state in 1675 at Kotar.He was a devotee of bhawan jagannath of Puri. Raja Bhava singh, during his tenure as king of Rewa between 1660–1690, visited puri thrice .He brought statues from there and installed them at Rewa,Mukundpur and Kotar.And the Kotar is near by the veersinghpur. The road is connected to the Veersinghpur,it has also very popular place in M.P and basically it famous for the marketing and the temple.
As of 2001[update] India census, Kotar had a population of 6863. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kotar has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 40%. In Kotar, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.In 1911 population of kotar was 1814.There are three mail old Mohallas (Tola) in Kotar. These are Gadhitola, Maghtolaba & Kotarahan tola.