Baraut is a city and a small municipal board in Baghpat district, Uttar Pradesh, India. Previously, it was under district which was bifurcated into Meerut and Baghpat districts. At present it is an education hub for the villages around Baraut. In the present state assembly election it becomes a new assembly seat due to delimitation.
The town is mostly inhabited by traders and farmers. Most of the population consists of Jats" Muslims, Jains, with a minority of Sikhs and Christians. The city is famous for its Jain temples and grand Jain functions organized every year. It is also famous for producing wheels and axles, which are used all over India in motor vehicles