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Bakewar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Etawah district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is 22 km from district headquarters Etawah. Bakewar is famous for its very good education system, Agriculture Training Institute and for National highway no. 2. Bakewar is situated at national highway no. 2 (Mughal Road). It is between Agra and Kanpur, the two biggest cities of Uttar Pradesh. Agra is 145 km north and Kanpur is 135 km on south of Bakewar. Bharthana is the nearest railway (11 km) of Bakewar, situated in the east.

As of 2001's India census, Bakewar had a population of 13,053. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bakewar has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 79.9%; with 69% of the males and 54% of females literate. 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.