Savur has a high literacy rate compared to neighboring regions. The district is rich in historical places. Some of them are: Aynkamar, Ras-ıl Meydan, Ras-ıl Harf, Köprübaşı as promenade places, Ulucami Mosque, Savur Castle, and some ancient mansions in the outskirts of the castle.
There is also a village in India, by name Savur in Karnataka state, Haveri district on national highway NH4. Some people migrated from this village have a family name as Savur.