Bagpat district

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Baghpat district
Location of Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh
Location of Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh
CountryIndia
StateUttar Pradesh
Administrative divisionMeerut
HeadquartersBaghpat
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesBaghpat
Area
 • Total1,321 km2 (510 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total1,303,048
 • Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy72.01 per cent[1]
 • Sex ratio861
Major highwaysNH 334, NH 709B
WebsiteOfficial website

Bagpat district is one of the 75 districts of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with headquarters at the town of Baghpat. Created in 1997, the district has an area of 1,321 square kilometres (510 sq mi) and a population of 1,163,991.

History[edit]

Baghpat city, after which the district takes its name, derives its name either from vyagprastha ("land of tigers") or from vakyaprasth ("place for delivering speeches"). the city was finally named Baghpat, or Bagpat, during the Mughal era. Starting from a small commercial center known as the Mandi, the city grew in importance after the 1857 mutiny and became the headquarters of Baghpat tehsil.[2]

Baghpat district was created in the year 1997 and named after the erstwhile Baghpat tehsil of Meerut district.[3][2]

Geography[edit]

The district has an area of 1,321 square kilometres (510 sq mi).[2] Baghpat town lies on the east bank of the Yamuna River,[2] and is within the National Capital Region.

It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Delhi, the national capital, 52 kilometres (32 mi) from Meerut, and 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Ghaziabad.[2]

Economy[edit]

Baghpat town has an agriculture-based economy where sugarcane is a main crop. There are sugar mills in Baghpat, Ramala and Malakpur. Wheat, mustard, and vegetables are also extensively grown.[2][4]

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Bagpat district[5]
Religion Percent
Hindus
70.41%
Muslims
27.98%
Jains
1.24%

According to the 2011 census, Bagpat district has a population of 1,303,148,[5] which is roughly equal to that of African nation of Mauritius[6] or the US state of New Hampshire.[7] This gives it a ranking of the 376th most populous districts in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 986 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,550/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.87%.[5] Bagpat has a sex ratio of 858 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 73.54%. Baghpat is a Hindu-majority district, with about 70% Hindu population and 28% Muslim population.[5]

Administration[edit]

Legislative constituencies[edit]

There are three Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha constituencies in Bagpat district: Chhaprauli, Baraut, and Baghpat. All of these are part of Baghpat Lok Sabha constituency of current chairman Rajudin Malik, current MLA of Baghpat Smt. Hemlata Choudhary and MP Dr. Satyapal Singh.

Tehsils and blocks[edit]

Bagpat district is divided into 3 tehsils: Baghpat, Baraut, and Khekra. Baghpat tehsil comprises two blocks - Baghpat and Pilana, while Baraut comprises three - Binauli, Chhaprauli, and Baraut. Khekra tehsil comprises only the Khekra block. Baghpat, Baraut, and Khekada are the major towns in the district.[8][9]

Tehsils[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Villages and Their Gram Pradhans[edit]

Notable villages of Bagpat district are Chhaprauli (from which prime minister Charan Singh hailed), Asara, Baoli, and Bharal.

Sr. No. Tehsil Sr.No. Block Sr. No. Village Name of Gram Pradhan
001 Baghpat 001 Baghpat 001 Doulcha Gulsan Yadav
002 Nirojpur Omparkash Nain
003 Budhera Dharamvati Devi
004 Santoshpur Raman S/o CH Prem Dedha
005 Baghu Sumit S/O Surendra DevDhar
006 Vinaypur Satyaveer Singh
007 Baleni Manoj Yadav
008 Gyasri urf Gaadhi Chaman lal sharma

Administrators[edit]

Sr. No. Designation Name Contact No.
1 Manager Vedpal Singh 9760190808

Education[edit]

Baraut is where Janta Vedic College (a.k.a. Jaat College) and Digamber Jain College are located, and it is the education hub of Baghpat.[4]

Some of the colleges located in Baghpat are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "About District". Government of Uttar Pradesh: Bagpat district. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2011 – Uttar Pradesh – District Census Handbook – Baghpat" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. 2011. p. 9. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Economy". Government of Uttar Pradesh: Baghpat district. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Baghpat (Bagpat) District : Census 2011 data". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Gurjars hold Baghpat, they have a large population in Baghpat and Khekra tehsils, and Jats hold Baraut and have a large population in Baraut and Chhaprauli towns. Mauritius 1,303,717, July 2011 est.
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 20 December 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2016. New Hampshire 1,316,470
  8. ^ "Tehsils". Government of Uttar Pradesh: Bagpat district. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Blocks". Government of Uttar Pradesh: Bagpat district. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Babu Kamta Prasad Jain Mahavidyalaya". BKPJM. 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  11. ^ http://www.icbse.com/schools/muslim-inter-college-asara/09080500204

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°56′24″N 77°13′12″E / 28.94000°N 77.22000°E / 28.94000; 77.22000