<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a city and a municipality
in Udham Singh Nagar district
in the state of Uttarakhand
It was formerly known as Bazpur
, and was established in early in 17th century, by Chand king
, Lakshmi Chand
(1597–1621), and named after a former Chand king, Baz Bahadur
Bajpur is well connected with the industrial city of Rudrapur
and the historical city of Kashipur
. It is an affluent town, mainly due to large agricultural estates. It was initially, like most of the area which forms present day Udham Singh Nagar District, a part of the Terai
, and was gradually transformed into arable land by migrants from Punjab
. Most of the early settlers were those rendered homeless by the Partition of India
Bajpur has the singular achievement of possessing the first co-operative sugar mill, which was dedicated to the nation by Jawahar Lal Nehru. It was the first effort of establishment of a sugar factory in the co-operative sector, which went into production on 16 February 1959.
Bazpur is located at .
, Bazpur had a population of 21,782. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Bazpur has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.