About Baghpat

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.

Fact Files

District Baghpat is one of the district of  Uttar Pradesh.The city is Located on the banks of river Yamuna at 28O57’ North Latitude and 77O13’ East Longitude.It is 52 KM from Meerut City and is on the main Delhi – Sharanpur Highway around 40 KM from Delhi.In the north of the district  baghpat there is district Muzaffarnagar,in the south district Ghaziabad,in the west river Yamuna and district Rohtak of  Harayana.The shape of the district   Baghpat is rectangular which area is more in north  to south than east to west.It is very closely located to (around 40 Km)  the national capital New Delhi.

                                                         Area :- 1321 Sq Km             Population :- 1163991

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

"

Convenience Distance

Nearest Airport :                     IGI,Delhi-80KM
Nearest Railway Station:        Baghpat Road-Aggarwal Mandi (Tatiri) 2KM
Nearest Bus :                          Stand:Baghpat -Meerut Road

Distance to Nearby Town

Khekra :   11KM
Baraut :    24 KM

 Distance to Other Places

Baghpat to Delhi  :           40KM
Baghpat to Meerut         52KM
Baghpat to Ghaziabad:   55 KM
Baghpat to Saharanpur: 128KM
Baghpat to Lucknow:    510KM