Saharanpur is a city and a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Saharanpur district.
Saharanpur city’s name was given after the Saint Shah Haroon Chishti. World-famous School Darul Uloom Deoband is also present in Saharanpur District. A very famous temple of “Shakumbri Devi” is situated in Saharanpur. Lakhs of pilgrims visit the temple during Navratri. Some people say that It was founded by Shah Ranbirsingh, a Jain nobleman, who laid the foundations of the present-day city on the site of an army cantonment.
Saharanpur is declared as one of the 100 Smart Cities by MOUD as a part of the Smart Cities Mission.
Saharanpur is located at 29.97°N 77.55°E, about 140 kilometres (87 mi) south-southeast of Chandigarh, 170 kilometres (110 mi) north-northeast of Delhi, 65 kilometres (40 mi) north-northeast of Shamli and about 61 kilometres (38 mi) south-west of Dehradun. It has an average elevation of 269 metres (883 ft). Saharanpur is a part of a geographical doab region. Saharanpur district joins four states together Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana.
Saharanpur city is governed by Saharanpur Municipal Corporation, the erstwhile Municipal Council. The city is divided into 4 zones and 70 wards, represented by 70 councillors who were elected by municipal or local elections in 2017 for a five-year term. The head of the administrative wing is the Municipal Commissioner, currently Gyanendra Singh while the head of the elected wing is the Mayor Sanjeev Walia from the BJP.