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Bhadrachalam Road railway station
|• Member of Legislative Assembly||Jalagam Venkat Rao|
|• Total||16.10 km2 (6.22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||89 m (292 ft)|
|• Density||5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TS 28|
|Sex ratio||1:1 ♂/♀|
Kothagudem is located at  The North of Kothagudem borders Chhattisgarh state which is approximately 120 km from the town.. It has an average elevation of 89 metres (295 ft) above sea level.
Kothagudem is known for its record high temperatures during summer, often crossing 48 °C (118 °F) mark. It also has two extreme temperatures in the state as it touches 10 °C (50 °F) during winters and 50 °C (122 °F) during summers.
Government and politics
Kothagudem Municipality was constituted in 1971 and is classified as a first grade municipality with 33 election wards. The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 16.10 km2 (6.22 sq mi).
Kothagudem area of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) produces 5.94 lakh tonnes of coal in July 2016. It has two underground mines and two opencast projects.
All India Radio has its FM Station 100.1 in Kothagudem. Akashvani (radio broadcaster) is serviced through Hyderabad-B (South Regional Service) with frequency 100.1 with 1377kHZ. It also services Telugu-language radio. Aakashavani Kothagudem is expected to embrace the digital technology for improving its transmission quality and expanding its reach beyond the primary expected coverage area.
- "Urban Local Body Information" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Telangana. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "District Census Handbook – Karimnagar" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 14–15,40. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
- The Hindu article about Kothagudem.
- "Kothagudem area tops in coal production".