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  11/8/2014Amethi district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amethi_district1/5 Amethi district District of Uttar Pradesh Location of Amethi district in Uttar Pradesh Country India State Uttar Pradesh Administrativedivision Faizabad Headquarters Gauriganj Tehsils 4 Government ã Lok Sabhaconstituencies Amethi  ã Assemblyseats 5 Amethi district From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia See Amethi (Lok Sabha constituency) for the Lok Sabha constituency of Amethi. Amethi district  is the 72nd district of the state of Uttar Pradesh in northernIndia. This district is part of Faizabad division. It covers an area of 3,070 km².Gauriganj is the administr ative 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, hisgrandsons Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi (the sons of Indira Gandhi), RajivGandhi's widow Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi, have at one time or theother, represented its constituency. Contents 1 General Characteristics of the District 1.1 History1.2 Location & Geographical Area1.3 Topography1.4 Change of  Status and Name1.5 Demographics1.6 Transport2 Institutions3 Infrastructure and problems4 Divisions5 References Coordinates: 26°10′08″N 81°47′58″E  11/8/2014Amethi district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amethi_district2/5 Area ã Total 3,063 km 2  (1,183 sq mi) Website Official website(http://sultanpur.nic.in/csmnagar/csmnagar.htm) General Characteristics of the District Amethi was the 72nd district of Uttar Pradesh which came into existence on 1July 2010 by merging three tehsils of the erstwhile Sultanpur district, namely,Amethi, Gauriganj and Musafirkhana and two tehsils of the erstwhileRaebareli district, namely, Salon and Tiloi and was named as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar. However, its name was changed back toAmethi when the ruling party changed.Amethi is a major town of district and also a municipal board. It is also called as Raipur-Amethi. History Amethi lies in latitude 26 degree 9 minute north and longitude 81 degree 49 minute east on Raebareli-Amethi-Sultanpur road about 40 kmsouth-west of Sultanpur. Also called as Raipur-Amethi, of which Raipur belonged to the Raja of Amethi who lived at Ram Nagar. Hisancestors 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 Jayasiwhere he died, and the fort was built by Bachghoti Rajas. [1] Location & Geographical Area District 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.Thetotal geographic area of the districts is about 3063 km 2 . The surface is generally level, being broken only by ravines in the neighborhood of the rivers. The principal river is Gomti,which passes through the centre of the district. North side of this district is bounded by FaizabadDistrict; South side is bounded by Pratapgarh District. West side is bounded by Bara-Banki District and Rai Baeilly District and the East sideis bounded by Amethi District. Topography The land of Amethi district is generally plane except some regions around the Gomti River which drains almost the whole district. It may becalled an agrarian area as agriculture is the main occupation of the people. Amethi district has a wet and dry climate with average temperaturesranging between 23 °C to 28 °C. Amethi experiences three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and a mild autumn. Typical summer months arefrom March to May,with maximum temperatures ranging from 36° to 44 °C. The rainy season in the districts falls between June andSeptember and July being the wettest month of the year. Winter starts from November. The daytime temperature hovers around 22 °C whilenight temperature is below 8 °C during December and January, often dropping to 2°to 3 °C.  11/8/2014Amethi district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amethi_district3/5 Change of Status and Name Amethi was recently changed to district and officially named after Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, by B.S.P. Govt., and is 72nd district in thestate of Uttar Pradesh in northern India(previous it was in Sultanpur district). Recently the name Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar changed back to Amethi as SP govt. came in the power this year (2012)In Lucknow on 7 October 2003, the State Cabinet revoked the earlier notification regarding renaming of Amethi as Chhatrapati Shahu JiMaharaj Nagar. Now the Amethi will be known as its previous name, told Chief Secretary Mr. Akhand Pratap Singh in a media. Amethicontains a hospital (Sanjay Gandhi Hospital) at Munshiganj. The NGO, Society for Animal Health Agriculture Science and Humanity islocated at Munshiganj. Demographics As of 2013, Amethi district has a population of around 1,500,000. [2] Transport Amethi is connected to the major cities in Uttar Pradesh and North-Eastern India via Indian Railways and roads. It has direct trains connectingwith major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Dehradun, Haridwar, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Puri, Bhopal, Mumbai and Bangalore.A number of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses ply from Amethi. [3] Institutions The town is a local education center, with some institutions more than 100 years old. These include the 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 AvionicsDivision of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the organisation responsible for manufacture of Aircraft for Indian Airforce. The town contains aunit of Indo Gulf Fertilisers. Amethi district contains 1,431 government primary schools,433 government upper primary schools, 33government-aided primary schools, 42 madrasas and 15 intermediate schools,including 1 government inter-colleges. Infrastructure and problems  11/8/2014Amethi district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amethi_district4/5 Due to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the issues of Amethi have gained wider publicity. These include lack of development, [4]  poor / lack of roads, [5]  a lack of jobs and amenities. [6] Divisions The district comprises 5 tehsils, 16 development blocks, 17 police stations and 401 lekhpal areas. [7]  These tehsils are: Gauriganj, Amethi,Musafirk hana, Salon and Tiloi. 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 AmethiLok Sabha constituency. [7] The district is surrounded by the constituency districts of Faizabad, Barabanki, Rae Bareli, Chail., Pratapgarh and Sultanpur. References 1. ^   About Amethi (http://amethi.in/).2. ^  Ver ma, Lalmani (7 June 2013). Amethi to remain district, but with one less tehsil (http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/amethi-to-remain-district- but-with-one-less-tehsil/1126137/). The Indian Express . Retrieved 1 June 2014.3. ^   Rahul Gandhi never raised Amethi's problems in Parl: Kumar Vishwas (http://news.oneindia.in/lucknow/rahul-gandhi-never-raised-amethi-s- pro blems-in-parl-kumar-vishwas-1375215.html). One India News . 12 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.4. ^  Ver ma, Amit (14 January 2014). Amethi not very angry with Rahul (http://www.asianage.com/india/amethi-not-very-angry-rahul-117). The Asian Age . R etrieved 5 March 2014.5. ^  Singh, Ramendra (5 January 2014). All in the family (http://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/web/all-in-the-family-14/). The Indian Express .Retrieved 5 March 2014.6. ^   Photos of Amethi (http://gangesh0786.blogspot.com/). Amethi Blog. Retrieved 5 March 2014.7. ^ a   b  Khan, Atiq (1 July 2010). Uttar Pradesh gets one more district (http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/other-states/article495340.ece). The Hindu .Retrieved 18 August 2010. Retrieved f r om http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Amethi_district&oldid=630620727 Categories: Districts of Uttar PradeshFaizabad divisionAmethi districtStates and territories established in 2010Districts in India
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