Location of Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Baghpat|
|• Vidhan Sabha||Chhaprauli, Baraut, Bagpat|
|• Total||1,321 km2 (510 sq mi)|
|• Density||990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|• Literacy||72.01 per cent|
|• Sex ratio||861|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Major highways||NH 334, NH 709B|
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 1,303,048.
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.
According to the 2011 census, Bagpat district has a population of 1,303,048, which is roughly equal to that of African nation of Mauritius or the US state of New Hampshire. This gives it a ranking of the 376th most populous districts in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 986 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,550/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.87%. Bagpat has a sex ratio of 858 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 73.54%. Baghpat is a Hindu-majority district, with about 70% Hindu population and 28% Muslim population. 97.38% of the population of the district spoke Hindi, and 2.54% Urdu, as their first language.
The current Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha for Baghpat is Yogesh Dhama; the MLA for Baraut is Krishan Pal Malik; and the MLA for Chhaprauli is Sahender Singh Ramala. All of these state-legislature constituencies are part of the Baghpat Lok Sabha constituency, whose MP is Satya Pal Singh.
Tehsils and blocks
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.
Villages and the respective gram pradhans
|Sr. No.||Tehsil||Sr.No.||Block||Sr. No.||Village||Name of Gram Pradhan|
|002||Naurojpur Gujar||Omparkash Nain|
|004||Santoshpur||Raman S/o CH Prem Dedha|
|005||Baghu||Sumit S/O Surendra DevDhar|
|008||Gyasri urf Gaadhi||Chaman lal sharma|
|009||Habibpur Nagla||Babbu Pardhan|
Colleges located in Baghpat include:
- "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
- "About District". Government of Uttar Pradesh: Bagpat district. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
- "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.
- Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
- "Baghpat (Bagpat) District : Census 2011 data". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011.
- "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
- 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
- "Tehsils". Government of Uttar Pradesh: Bagpat district. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
- "Blocks". Government of Uttar Pradesh: Bagpat district. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
- "Economy". Government of Uttar Pradesh: Baghpat district. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
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