Sagar district

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Sagar district
सागर जिला
District of Madhya Pradesh
Location of Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
Administrative division Sagar
Headquarters Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Sagar
 • Total 10,252 km2 (3,958 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,378,295
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
 • Literacy 77.52 per cent
 • Sex ratio 896
Website [ Official website]

Coordinates: 23°48′N 78°40′E / 23.800°N 78.667°E / 23.800; 78.667 Sagar District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The town of Sagar serves as its administrative center.

The district has an area of 10,252 km², and a population of 2,021,783 (2001 census), a twenty-three percent increase from its 1991 population of 1,646,198. Sagar district is dominated by Sonis, Jains and Yadavs.[1]

As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Madhya Pradesh, after Indore and Jabalpur.[2]


Sagar District is an extensive and elevated plain, broken in places by the low hills of the Vindhyan sandstone. It is traversed by numerous rivers and streams, chief of which are the Sunar, Beas, Dhasan and Bina, all of which flow in a northerly direction towards the valley of the Ganges. In the southern and central areas the soil is black. This is due to decaying vegetation. To the north and the east there 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.


According to the 2011 census, Sagar District has a population of 2,378,295,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Latvia[3] or the US state of New Mexico.[4] This gives it a ranking of 188th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 232 inhabitants per square kilometre (600/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 17.62%.[2] Sagar has a sex ratio of 896 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 77.52%.[2]


Places of interest[edit]

Dayasagar Ji Mararaj Nemingar Jain Tirth[edit]

Digamber Jain Tirtha Kshetra

Neminagar Jain Tirth is in Banda tehsil located 30 km from Sagar on National Highway NH-86. It was built in the name of Aacharya Shri 108[clarification needed] Nemisagar ji maharaj by the blessings of his disciple aacharya 108 shri dayasagar ji maharaj. This temple has one choubisi (24 tirthankars god on 24 different altar) one levitated trikal choubisi (Lords of time passes, the time now and time to be) and a navagraha mandir (Lords of nine planets).

Shri Parsvanath Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Pateria[edit]

Shri Parsvanath Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Pateriaji is a 232 years old temple dedicated to Parshvantha. This idol is 7 feet in height in Padmasana posture build in Black Stone with three serpent hoods. This temple was built, by Seth Radha Kishanjun Shah by the earnings of one day in the business of Cotton in 1782 (V.S. 1839).[5] Manasthambha of this temple is considered miraculous and is said that it cures diseases.

Makronia, Sagar[edit]

A former Dr H S Gour University started from Makronia's SAF Campus so many Historic event is connected through makronia, This region is developing as the suburban region near Sagar city. It is just 5 km away from city. It has its separate railway station. It has the biggest hotel of Sagar the 3 star Paradise hotel, many CBSE and MP board schools as well as government engineering college. many army bases are located in makronia. Also makronia Nagar Palika, there are many Engineering Colleges in Makronia, as there's shortage of space in the City the development is moving towards Makronia Region.

Notable personalities[edit]

Website name URL Notes
Sagar- Government Website Official website of the district administration. Land records and other e-governance projects are available from here. Sagar - Zila Panchayat Website Official website of the Zila Panchayat of Sagar.


  1. ^ Suchandana Gupta (5 November 2003) Cong list causes dissent in MP, Digivijay worried. Times of India
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Latvia 2,204,708 July 2011 est. 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Mexico – 2,059,179 
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  6. ^ A book of Ashok Mizaj on Google Books Aawaz
  7. ^ mushaira on Ghalib’s birth anniversary Mushaira on Ghalib's birth anniversary, dailypioneer, 26 December 2012
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