The city is located on the western edge of the Central Russian Plate about 40 km west of the Oblast capital Kursk on the right bank of the Seim , a left tributary of the Desna, which flows into the Dnepr .
Kurchatow is administratively directly subordinate to the Oblast and at the same time the administrative center of the Rajon of the same name .
↑ a b Itogi Vserossijskoj perepisi naselenija 2010 goda. Tom 1. Čislennostʹ i razmeščenie naselenija (Results of the All-Russian Census 2010. Volume 1. Number and distribution of the population). Tables 5 , pp. 12-209; 11 , pp. 312–979 (download from the website of the Federal Service for State Statistics of the Russian Federation)