Amethi is a city and a municipal board in Sultanpur district in Faizabad division of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Gauriganj town is the headquarters of the Amethi district. Amethi was recently changed to district and officially named after Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, by B.S.P. Govt., and is 72nd district in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Recently the name Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar changed back to Amethi as SP govt. came in the power this year (2012)
Amethi lies in latitude 26 degree 9 minute north and longitude 81 degree 49 minute east on Raebareli-Amethi-Sultanpur road about 40 km south-west of Sultanpur. Also called as Raipur-Amethi, of which Raipur belonged to the Raja of Amethi who lived at Ram Nagar. His ancestors used to reside in Raipur-Phulwari where the old fort is still found. Here is also a temple called Hanumangarhi and a mosque both built about hundred years ago. About three kilometres north of Ram Nagar there is a tomb of famous poet, Saint Malik Muhammad Jayasi where he died, and the fort was built by Bachghoti Rajas.
It is known as the seat of power of the Indian Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty. Former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, his grandsons Sanjay andRajiv Gandhi (the sons of Indira Gandhi), as well as Rajiv’s widow Sonia Gandhi have all represented this constituency. In 2004, a fifth member of the family, Sonia and Rajiv’s son Rahul Gandhi, was easily elected to the seat in the 2004 general elections. As an educational hub of the area it has got 100yrs Old Rajarshi Rananjay Sinh Group of Institutions, Prime Educational Institutes are Indian Institute of Information Technology, Rajarshi Rananjay Sinh Institute of Management & Technology, Rajarshi Rananjay Sinh College of Pharmacy and Rajarshi Rananjay Post Graduate College. Amethi also boasts of the Avionics Division of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the organisation responsible for manufacture of Aircraft for Indian Airforce. Amethi has also a unit of Indo Gulf Fertilisers
In Lucknow on 7 October 2003, the State Cabinet revoked the earlier notification regarding renaming of Amethi as Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj Nagar. Now the Amethi will be known as its previous name, told Chief Secretary Mr. Akhand Pratap Singh in a media.Amethi has well known hospital known as Sanjay Gandhi Hospital at Munshiganj.Society for Animal Health Agriculture Science and Humanity is well known non-government organisation whose registered office is located at Munshiganj which is dedicated for transformation of rural life in Amethi.
Country India State Uttar Pradesh District Amethi Elevation 100 m (300 ft) Population (2001) Total 12,808 Languages Official Hindi, English and Urdu Time zone IST (UTC+5:30) Telephone code +915368 Coordinates 26.168958°N 81.799307°E
Coordinates 26.168958°N 81.799307°E
Pin code 227405
Amethi is well connected to all major cities in Uttar Pradesh and North-Eastern India via Indian Railways and roads. It has many direct trains connecting with major cities like Delhi, Lucknow,Kanpur, Dehradun, Haridwar, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Puri, Bhopal, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jammu and many more.
Amethi majorly connected to many cities via train like Lucknow , Varanasi, Allahabad etc.