General Information - Amethi

Amethi lies in latitude 26 degree 9 minute north and longitude 81 degree 49 minute east on Raebareli-Amethi-Sultanpur road about 40 kms 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 kms north of Ram Nagar there is a tomb of famous poet , Saint Malik Muhammad Jaisi where he died, and the fort was built by Bachghoti Rajas.

The total Rural Population of Amethi is 83299 and the literacy rate is 39.5%.

In Lucknow on October 7, 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 STD Code - 053681.