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Enugu (nga)

Nigeria

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Enugu ranks 1,433rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Reno, Nevada, Tourcoing, and Imola. Memorable people born in Enugu include Olaudah Equiano, Jay-Jay Okocha, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Memorable people who died in Enugu include Nnamdi Azikiwe, Flora Nwapa, and Cyprian Ekwensi. Enugu has been the birth place of many soccer players and writers and the death place of many writers and politicians. Enugu is located in Nigeria.

Enugu is the capital city of Enugu State in Nigeria. It is located in southeastern part of Nigeria. The city had a population of 820,000 according to the 2022 Nigerian census. The name Enugu is derived from the two Igbo words Énú Ụ́gwụ́, meaning "hill top", denoting the city's hilly geography. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1745 and 1997, Enugu was the birth place of 9 globally memorable people, including Olaudah Equiano, Jay-Jay Okocha, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Additionaly, 3 globally memorable people have passed away in Enugu including Nnamdi Azikiwe, Flora Nwapa, and Cyprian Ekwensi.

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Most individuals born in present day Enugu were soccer players (7) and writers (2),  while most who died were writers (2) and politicians (1).

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in Enugu since 1700.