Sagar District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The town of Sagar serves as its administrative center.
Sagar District is an extensive, elevated and in parts tolerably level plain, broken in places by low hills of the Vindhyan sandstone. It is traversed by numerous streams, chief of which are the Sunar, Beas, Dhasan and Bina rivers, all flowing in a northerly direction towards the valley of the Ganges. In the southern and central parts the soil is black, formed by decaying trap; to the north and east it is a reddish-brown alluvium. Iron ore of excellent quality is found and worked at Hirapur, a small village in the extreme north-east. The district contains several densely wooded tracts, the largest of which is the Ramna teak forest preserve in the north.
"The district of Sagar(previously Saugor) lies in the north central region of Madhya Pradesh.A major road and agricultural trade centre, it has industries such as oil and flour milling, saw-milling , ghee processing , handloom cotton weaving, railway and engineering works. It is known in all over India due to its University named as Dr. Harisingh Gaur University,Army Cantonment and Bhagyodyay Tirth." odyay Tirth."
|Foundation:||In 1660 by Udan Singh|
|Position:||23'10"-24'2"N, 78'4"-79"21’ E|
|Area:||6375 sq Kms|
|Population:||In 1660 by Udan Singh|
|22 Lakhs approx.||Rahatgarh waterfall, Lakha banjara jheel,Sagar|
Sagar has an average elevation of 594 metres (1948 feet) and a total area of 6375 km² in a shape of triangle. It is the 6th largest city in the province of Madhya Pradesh.
As of 2001 India census, Sagar had a population of 232,321. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Sagar has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 68%.
University of Sagar was the first university to be established in Madhya Pradesh by Dr. Hari Singh Gour and it is 18th university of India. A precursor to this university was established well before Indian independence. The University has a center of Indira Gandhi open University & offers all the major disciplines of study.
The dept of Forensic Science and Pharmaceutical Sciences are the leading ones.also there are many engineering colleges,
Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar University (M.P)