Office of Baraut Municipality
|• Chairperson||Dushyant Tomar|
|• Total||10.36 km2 (4.00 sq mi)|
|Elevation||231 m (758 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|• Regional||Khari Boli|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91-1234 xxx xxx|
|Sex ratio||70.22% ♂/51.12% ♀|
Baraut is located at 29.6°N 77.16°E, covering an area of 10.36 square kilometers (4.00 sq mi) and lying between the Ganga and Yamuna river plains. Its average elevation is 231 m (758 feet). Baraut is served by two state highways, SH-57 and SH-82.
Baraut is located 55 kilometers (34 mi) from Delhi (the national capital of India) and 55 kilometers from Meerut, and is within the National Capital Region (NCR). It is within Baghpat district; prior to that, within Meerut district. Baraut is well linked by road to Binauli to the east, to Chhaprauli to the northwest, and Kotana to the west.
According to provisional report of 2011 census, Baraut city had a population of 103,764 with estimated male, female, and child (0–6) populations of 55,013, 48,751, and 14,149 respectively. The overall literacy rate for the district was 61.41%. 70.22% males and 51.12% females were literate.
Baraut is one of the 403 constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. First election in this assembly constituency was held in 1957 after the "DPACO (1956)" (delimitation order 1956) was passed in 1956. After the 1969 elections, the constituency was dissolved. In 2008, when the "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" was passed, the constituency was constituted again and elections were held in 2012. The constituency is assigned identification number 51.
Baraut is part of the National Capital Region (NCR).
Despite the low literacy rate for females and an overall literacy rate, the Baraut city is continuously seeing a big growth in education sector.
Several C.B.S.E. board schools have now started their separate girls’ wing to ensure girls education. The schools who have dominated in this direction include Growell School, Johar Public School, J.P. Public School,Vidyasagar School and Vanasthali Public School.
Not only higher secondary education but many schools are now dominating to primary and secondary education with few popular brands. The Zee Education has opened their branch of Kidzee Play School and Mount Litera Zee School in or around the city which has helped the kids get the most out of it.
Earlier, students after passing their intermediate (+2), went to the big metropolitan cities for higher studies. But, in past years, the Baraut city has seen a tremendous growth in the graduation and post graduation colleges offering several professional and management courses. The list of such colleges includes Gayatri Devi College of Education, Kalindi College, Baraut College of Education, etc. However, the city was already famous for general (non-professional) higher degree courses with its own popular and well-settled college institutions like Digambar Jain College, Janta Vedic College, Babu Kamta Prasad Jain Mahila Vidhyalaya and many others.
Baraut city has seen a growth in professional computer education.
Baraut is a commercial hub in various segments, with many long-established agriculture and dairy production facilities. Most of the people from nearby villages purchase their supplies in Baraut, as well as depending on the town to meet their educational and medical needs.
Healthcare facilities are also quite good in the city. Apart from many reputed and experienced doctors, the Baraut city does have large hospital/healthcare facilities like Aastha Multi-speciality Hospital, Medicity Hospital and Bhopal Memorial Hospital.