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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 :
|Unit||Census 1991||Census 2001|
|Height Above Sea Level||Mt.||223||–|
|Climate||Tropical / Moderate|
|Languages||Hindi, Urdu, English|
|Festivals||Dusherra, Holi, Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Rakshbandhan, Navratre|
|No. of Inhabited villages||Nos.||290|
|Share of Major Crops|
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