(Last Updated on : 02-02-2009)
Baragaon is a town as well as a nagar panchayat situated in the Jhansi district in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern part of the Indian sub- continent. The district headquarters are located in a town by the same name. The district is surrounded on the north by the Jalaun District, on the east by the Hamirpur and Mahoba districts, on the south by the Tikamgarh District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, on the southwest by the Lalitpur District, which is connected to the Jhansi District by a slender corridor, and on the east by the Datia and the Bhind districts of Madhya Pradesh. The population of the district is 1,746,715, according to the 2001 census. The Lalitpur District, which runs upto the hill country to the south, was added to the Jhansi District in 1891. But it was made a separate district again in the year 1974. Quite a lot of railway lines run through the district. To the south of the Jhansi District lies the hill country of Bundelkhand, which slant down from the Vindhya Range. The district of Jhansi is home to the level plain of Bundelkhand, notable for its deep black soil (whoich is known as mar), which is very much suitable for the cultivation of cotton. Three major rivers run through the district of Jhansi. These are the Pahuj, the Betwa and the Dhasan. The chief city in Jhansi district is Jhansi. Some other important towns are Moth, Garautha, Mauranipur, Chirgaon, Babina are Samthar.
The exact location of the town of Baragaon is 25.4833° North and 78.7167° East. The mean elevation of the district is 210 metres (692 feet). As per the 2001 India census, Baragaon has a population of 8039. Males comprise 54% of the population and females constitute 46%. Baragaon has a mean literacy rate of 62%, higher than the countrywide average of 59.5%. 65% of the males and 35% of the females are literate. 16% of the population is children below six years of age.