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
Unit Census 1991 Census 2001
Area Sq.km. 1321 1321
Population ‘000 1030.40 1164.38
Male ‘000 560.484 630.484
Female ‘000 469.91 533.91
Sex Ratio 838 860
Population Density Sq.Km. 742 742
SC Population ‘000 125 127.81
ST Population ‘000 0
Height Above Sea Level Mt. 223
Literacy 
Male %age 51.45 77.00
Female %age 24.58 49.2
Occupational Distribution
Cultivators ‘000 246 123
Agricultural Labours ‘000 201 137
Temperature(Max,Min) 42.2,0
Climate Tropical / Moderate
Languages Hindi, Urdu, English
Festivals Dusherra, Holi, Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Rakshbandhan, Navratre
Administrative Setup
Tehsils Nos. 03
Blocks Nos. 06
Gram Sabhas Nos. 237
No. of Inhabited villages Nos. 290
Uninhabited villages Nos. 225
Police Stations Nos. 10
Nyaya Panchayats Nos. 46
Post Offices Nos. 143
Telegram Nos. 6
Bank Nos. 54
Co-operative Bank Nos. 15
Share of Major Crops
Wheat Hect. 52,787 1998-99
Paddy Hect. 5,300
Sugarcane Hect. 50,293
Pulses Hect. 3,826
Oilseeds Hect. 1,602
Potatoes Hect. 547
Maize Hect. 6,225

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