Sagar is a beautiful city located in Madhya Pradesh. Being the administrative headquarter of Sagar Division. During old British era, it was named as “Saugor” - an amalgamation of two words: “sau” meaning Hundred (100) and “garh” meaning forts. It is located in vindhya Range and is 181 KMs northeast from Bhopal the state capital of Madhya pradesh, and is exactly 1758 ft above sea level. Sagar is recognized in the apex amongst the safest city of India in 2018 in “ease of Living” index.
Sagar is located around a vast lake, those who believe in regionalism and local traditions have named Lakha Banjara lake and is situated in the heart of Sagar city with an area of 433 acresApprox. This lake has a lot of influence on the status and structure of the city,for long time the lake was main source of drinking water. Sagar Smart City Limited (SSCL) has undertaken Lakha Banjara Rejuvenation and Lake Front Development as a flagship project under the Smart Cities Mission.
The rich and traditional Bundeli Art &culture is followed in this beautiful city.Diwari, Ravalya, Badhai, Raai, Dul-dul Ghodi are the major forms of folk dances that are performed in the city. Bundeli and Hindi are major Languages spoken in Sagar City.
Doctor HarisinghGourVishwavidyalaya Sagar (A Central University), formerly University of Saugor, was established on 18th July 1946 by Dr. Sir Hari Singh Gour (Nov. 26, 1870 – Dec. 25, 1949). by his lifetime saving. This is 18th University of India and the oldest and the largest University of Madhya Pradesh. Now Dr. HarisinghGour University is ranked 16th All over India and ranked 1st in Madhya Pradesh.
Jawahar Lal Nehru Police Academyformerly police training school sagar exists since 1906 and it was declared independent unit by Government of Madhya Pradesh in 2013.This training academy facilitate the basic trainings for new recruited constables, inspector and DSP.
Bundelkhand is a geographical and cultural region and also a mountain range in central India. Sagar is the gateway for bundelkhandregion in respect to business opportunity.Sagar is considered to be the largest market in the region of silver and jewelry.