The district of Sangrur was formed in 1948.The city sangrur is located at the intersection of the roads connecting Delhi with Ludhiana and Patiala with Bathinda, at a distance of 80 km from Ludhiana and 48 km from Patiala. The Ludhiana-Jakhal railway line passes through it. The Sangrur district is predominantly rural area in the southern part of Punjab.
The earliest settlement at the site of Sangrur is believed to have begun around 2,300 B.C. Attracted by the fertile soil and availability of water, people from Sind and Baluchistan started moving and following the path of the Satluj or the Ghagger settled at Rohira. They started living in thatched huts on the virgin soil, Before long they started building houses of sub-dried bricks. By about 2,000 B.C, a new set of people is believed to have settled at the site. Their pottery was more Surdy and their equipment superior. The houses were well laid out and were fairly spacious. Sangrur is said to have been founded by one Sanghu, a Jatt, about four hundred years back. The district of Sangrur was formed in 1948.
Sangrur has a few places of some historical or religious importance including Gurudwaras and Hindu Temples. A well planned Banesar Garden in the north of the city with an attractive marble baradari is a popular picnic spot. It also has a small zoo.