Baghpat District of Uttar Pradesh at a Glance

About Baghpat District :

 

The city was originally known as ‘Vyagprastha’ – Land of Tigers (because of the population of tigers found many centuries ago. There are many versions of the story as to how the city derived it’s name. One version states that the city’s original name was ‘Vyagprasth’, while according to another version, the city has derived its name from the Hindi word ‘Vakyaprasth’, which means place of delivering speeches. Inspired by such words and versions, the city was finally named ‘BAGHPAT’ or ‘BAGPAT’ during the Mughal Era.

After the mutiny of 1857 , the city gained importance and was established as the headquaters of Tehsil Baghpat. The city was previously as small town and had a small commercial center known as the Mandi . This mandi is now more than 200 years old and was set up by Jabita Khan , son of Ruhela Chief of Najibabad ( Bijnore ) Najib Khan .

The main commercial activity of the people living in this region is making and selling GUD and Sugar . Apart from this, there are certain units who are involved in the making of shoes and agricultural equipment’s

District at a Glance :

DISTRICT: BAGHPAT
Headquarter: Baghpat
UnitCensus 1991Census 2001
AreaSq.km.13211321
Population‘0001030.401164.38
Male‘000560.484630.484
Female‘000469.91533.91
Sex Ratio838860
Population DensitySq.Km.742742
SC Population‘000125127.81
ST Population‘0000
Height Above Sea LevelMt.223
Literacy 
Male%age51.4577.00
Female%age24.5849.2
Occupational Distribution
Cultivators‘000246123
Agricultural Labours‘000201137
Temperature(Max,Min)42.2,0
ClimateTropical / Moderate
LanguagesHindi, Urdu, English
FestivalsDusherra, Holi, Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Rakshbandhan, Navratre
Administrative Setup
TehsilsNos.03
BlocksNos.06
Gram SabhasNos.237
No. of Inhabited villagesNos.290
Uninhabited villagesNos.225
Police StationsNos.10
Nyaya PanchayatsNos.46
Post OfficesNos.143
TelegramNos.6
BankNos.54
Co-operative BankNos.15
Share of Major Crops
WheatHect.52,7871998-99
PaddyHect.5,300
SugarcaneHect.50,293
PulsesHect.3,826
OilseedsHect.1,602
PotatoesHect.547
MaizeHect.6,225

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