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. District Bagpat is one of the district of Uttar Pradesh. The city is located on the bank of river Yamuna.It was originally known as ‘Vyagprastha’ - Land of Tigers (because of the population of tigers found many centuries ago. Later on it was changed to Bagpat.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.