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(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 Ji Maharaj Nagar. Now the Amethi will be known as its previous name, told Chief Secretary Mr. Akhand Pratap Singh in a media. Amethi contains a hospital (Sanjay Gandhi Hospital) at Munshiganj. The NGO, Society for Animal Health Agriculture Science and Humanity is located at Munshiganj.
Nearby cities: Sultanpur, Pratapgarh
Coordinates: 26°12'13"N 81°41'9"E