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Amethi (Lok Sabha constituency)
for the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituency of Amethi.

Amethi
Amethi
district

District of Uttar Pradesh

Location of Amethi
Amethi
district in Uttar Pradesh

Country India

State Uttar Pradesh

Administrative division Faizabad

Headquarters Gauriganj

Tehsils 4

Government

 •  Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituencies Amethi

 • Assembly seats 5

Area

 • Total 3,063 km2 (1,183 sq mi)

Website Official website

Amethi
Amethi
district is the 72nd district of the state of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
in northern India. This district is part of Faizabad division. It covers an area of 3,070 km². Gauriganj
Gauriganj
is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is better known due to being the seat of power of the Indian Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty since 1980. The former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, his grandsons Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
(the sons of Indira Gandhi), Rajiv Gandhi's widow Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi
and son Rahul Gandhi, have at one time or the other, represented its constituency.[1]

Contents

1 General characteristics of the district

1.1 History 1.2 Location 1.3 Topography 1.4 Change of status and name 1.5 Demographics 1.6 Transport

2 Institutions 3 Divisions 4 References

General characteristics of the district[edit] Amethi
Amethi
was the 72nd district of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
which came into existence on 1 July 2010 by merging three tehsils of the erstwhile Sultanpur district, namely, Amethi, Gauriganj
Gauriganj
and Musafirkhana
Musafirkhana
and two tehsils of the erstwhile Raebareli
Raebareli
district, namely, Salon and Tiloi and was named as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar. However, its name was changed back to Amethi
Amethi
when the ruling party changed. Amethi
Amethi
is a major town of district and also a municipal board. It is also called as Raipur-Amethi. History[edit] Amethi
Amethi
lies on the 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
Amethi
who lived at Ram Nagar. His ancestors used to live 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
Malik Muhammad Jayasi
where he died, and the fort was built by Bachghoti Rajas.[2] Location[edit] District Amethi
Amethi
lies at the latitude 26°9’ north and longitude 81°49’ east at an average elevation of 101 metres(331 feet) from mean sea level. The total geographic area of the districts is about 3063 km2. The surface is generally level, being broken only by ravines in the neighbourhood of the rivers. The principal river is Gomti,which passes through the centre of the district. North side of this district is bounded by Faizabad District; South side is bounded by Pratapgarh District. West side is bounded by Bara-Banki District and Rai Baeilly District and the East side is bounded by Sultanpur District. Topography[edit] The land of Amethi
Amethi
district is generally plane except some regions around the Gomti River
Gomti River
which drains almost the whole district. It may be called an agrarian area as agriculture is the main occupation of the people. Amethi
Amethi
district has a wet and dry climate with average temperatures ranging between 23 °C to 28 °C. Amethi experiences three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and a mild autumn. Typical summer months are from March to May,with maximum temperatures ranging from 36° to 44 °C. The rainy season in the districts falls between June and September and July being the wettest month of the year. Winter starts from November. The daytime temperature hovers around 22 °C while night temperature is below 8 °C during December and January, often dropping to 2°to 3 °C. Change of status and name[edit] Amethi
Amethi
was recently[when?] 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
Uttar Pradesh
in northern India(previous it was in Sultanpur district). Recently the name Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar changed back to Amethi
Amethi
as SP govt. came in the power this year (2012) In Lucknow
Lucknow
on 7 October 2003, the State Cabinet revoked the earlier notification regarding renaming of Amethi
Amethi
as Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj Nagar. Now the Amethi
Amethi
will be known as its previous name, told Chief Secretary Mr. Akhand Pratap Singh in a media. Amethi
Amethi
contains a hospital ( Sanjay Gandhi
Sanjay Gandhi
Hospital) at Munshiganj. The NGO, Society for Animal Health Agriculture Science and Humanity is located at Munshiganj. Demographics[edit] As of 2013, Amethi
Amethi
district has a population of around 1,500,000. [3] Transport[edit] Amethi
Amethi
is connected to the major cities in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
and North-Eastern India
India
via Indian Railways
Indian Railways
and roads. It has direct trains connecting with major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Dehradun, Haridwar, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Puri, Bhopal, Mumbai and Bangalore. A number of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
State Road Transport Corporation buses ply from Amethi. [4] Institutions[edit] The town is a local education center, with some institutions more than 100 years old.The prime Educational Institutes are:

Ranvir Rananjay Post Graduate College, Amethi, Rajiv Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Institute of Petroleum Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Rajarshi Rananjay Sinh Institute of Management & Technology, Rajarshi Rananjay Sinh College of Pharmacy and

Amethi
Amethi
also boasts of the Avionics
Avionics
Division of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the organisation responsible for manufacture of Aircraft for Indian Airforce. The town contains a unit of Indo Gulf Fertilisers. Amethi
Amethi
district contains 1,431 government primary schools,433 government upper primary schools, 33 government-aided primary schools, 42 madrasas and 15 intermediate schools,including 1 government inter-colleges. Divisions[edit] The district comprises 4 tehsils, 13 development blocks, 14 police stations and 401 lekhpal areas.[5] These tehsils are: Gauriganj, Amethi, Musafirkhana
Musafirkhana
and Tiloi. Amethi
Amethi
is the largest city in this district. The district comprises 5 Vidhan Sabha constituencies, namely, Gauriganj, Jagdishpur, Amethi, Tiloi and Salon. All of these are part of Amethi
Amethi
Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituency.[5] The district is surrounded by the constituency districts of Faizabad, Barabanki District Magistrate: Mr. Chandra Kant Pandey References[edit]

^ " Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi
says will change face of Amethi,dangles jobs carrot". The Indian Express. PTI. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2016.  ^ "About Amethi".  ^ Verma, Lalmani (7 June 2013). " Amethi
Amethi
to remain district, but with one less tehsil". The Indian Express. Retrieved 1 June 2014.  ^ " Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi
never raised Amethi's problems in Parl: Kumar Vishwas". One India
India
News. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.  ^ a b Khan, Atiq (1 July 2010). " Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
gets one more district". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 

v t e

Amethi
Amethi
district

Towns

Amethi Gauriganj Jagdishpur Ranigunj Jais Musafirkhana Salon

Institutes

Rajiv Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Institute of Petroleum Technology Indian Institute of Information Technology

v t e

Divisions and Districts of Uttar Pradesh, India

Agra division

Agra Firozabad Mainpuri Mathura

Aligarh division

Aligarh Etah Hathras Kasganj

Allahabad
Allahabad
division

Allahabad Fatehpur Kaushambi Pratapgarh

Azamgarh division

Azamgarh Ballia Mau

Bareilly division

Bareilly Budaun Pilibhit Shahjahanpur

Basti division

Basti Sant Kabir Nagar Siddharthnagar

Chitrakoot division

Banda Chitrakoot Hamirpur Mahoba

Devipatan division

Bahraich Balrampur Gonda Shravasti

Faizabad division

Ambedkar Nagar Amethi Barabanki Faizabad Sultanpur

Gorakhpur division

Deoria Gorakhpur Kushinagar Maharajganj

Jhansi division

Jalaun Jhansi Lalitpur

Kanpur
Kanpur
division

Auraiya Etawah Farrukhabad Kannauj Kanpur
Kanpur
Nagar Kanpur
Kanpur
Dehat

Lucknow
Lucknow
division

Hardoi Lakhimpur Kheri Lucknow Raebareli Sitapur Unnao

Meerut division

Bagpat Bulandshahr Gautam Buddh Nagar Ghaziabad Hapur Meerut

Mirzapur division

Mirzapur Sant Ravidas Nagar Sonbhadra

Moradabad division

Amroha Bijnor Moradabad Rampur Sambhal

Saharanpur division

Muzaffarnagar Saharanpur Shamli

Varanasi
Varanasi
division

Chandauli Ghazipur Jaunpur Varanasi

v t e

Faizabad division
Faizabad division
topics

General

Awadh

Mythology, history

Archaeology of Ayodhya Ayodhya dispute Babri Mosque Nawab of Awadh Ram Janmabhoomi Rajesultanpur

Districts

Ambedkar Nagar Amethi Barabanki Faizabad Sultanpur

Rivers, dams, lakes

Ghaghara Gomti Choti Saryu

Languages, people

Awadhi Hindustani Khariboli Standard Hindi

Transport

NH 28 NH 96 NH 233 NH 232 Saket International Airport Faizabad Akbarpur Airport Sultanpur Airport Amiti Airport

Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituencies

Ambedkar Nagar Faizabad Sultanpur Amethi Barabanki Sant Kabir Nagar

See also

Cities and towns in Ambedkar Nagar district Cities and towns in Amethi
Amethi
district Cities and towns in Barabanki district Cities and towns in Faizabad district Cities and towns in Sultanpur district Villages in Balrampur district Villages in Ambedkar Nagar district Villages in Barabanki district Villages in Faizabad district Villages in Sultanpur district People from Barabanki People from Faizabad People from Sultanpur

Other Divisions

Agra Aligarh Allahabad Azamgarh Bareilly Basti Chitrakoot Devipatan Gorakhpur Jhansi Kanpur Lucknow Meerut Mirzapur Moradabad Saharanpur Varanasi

Coordinates: 26°10′08″N 81°47′58″E / 26.16889°N 81.79944°E /

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