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Aba, Abia ranks 1,530th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Charlottesville, Virginia, United Kingdom, and Walsall. Memorable people born in Aba, Abia include Vincent Enyeama, Kalu Uche, and Ikechukwu Uche. Aba, Abia has been the birth place of many soccer players. Aba, Abia is located in Nigeria.

Aba is a city in the southeast of Nigeria and the commercial center of Abia State. Upon the creation of Abia state in 1991, Aba was divided into two local government areas namely; Aba South and Aba North. Aba south is the main city centre and the heartbeat of Abia State, south-east Nigeria. It is located on the Aba River. Aba is made up of many villages such as; Aba-Ukwu, Eziukwu-Aba, Obuda-Aba, Umuokpoji-Aba and other villages from Ohazu merged due to administrative convenience. Aba was established by the Ngwa clan of Igbo People of Nigeria as a market town and then later a military post was placed there by the British colonial administration in 1901. It lies along the west bank of the Aba River, and is at the intersection of roads leading to Port Harcourt, Owerri, Umuahia, Ikot Ekpene, and Ikot-Abasi. The city became a collecting point for agricultural products following the British made railway running through it to Port Harcourt. Aba is a major urban settlement and commercial centre in a region that is surrounded by small villages and towns. The indigenous people of Aba are the Ngwa. Aba is well known for its craftsmen and also the most populous city in the South Eastern Nigeria. As of 2016, Aba had an estimated population of 2,534,265. The state's slogan is "God's own State". Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1969 and 1997, Aba, Abia was the birth place of 8 globally memorable people, including Vincent Enyeama, Kalu Uche, and Ikechukwu Uche.

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Most individuals born in present day Aba, Abia were soccer players (8),  while most who died were .