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Abia State Nigeria is domiciled in the SouthEast geopolitical zone of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Abia State Nigeria

The predominant tribe in Abia State Nigeria is the Igbo and the State boasts an estimated population of 2,833,999. spread across 17 Local Government Areas which include Aba North, Aba south, Arochukwu, Bende, Ikwuano, Isiala ngwa North, Isiala ngwa south, Isiukwuato, Obi ngwa, Ohafia, Osisioma ngwa, Ugwunagbo, Ukwa east, Ukwa west, Umuahia North, Umuahia south, and Umunneochi.

Umuahia is the capital of Abia State while other prominent towns in the State include Bende, Uturu and Aba. The prevalent religious persuasion is Christianity .

Abia State Nigeria boasts a range of primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions and the latter include the Abia State University Uturu, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia state College of Education, Arochukwu, Abia state College of Health Technology Aba, School of Nursing Amachara, Covenant Polytechnic Aba, Gregory University Uturu, and Rhema University Aba.

Abia State is also popular for being the home of Enyimba International Football Club which won the erstwhile elusive CAF Champions league trophy in 2003 and 2004 respectively.

Health is also a very important sector in Abia state and the state has a number of health facilities scattered across the state and these include the Abia state Specialist Hospital and Diagnostic Center Umuahia, Abia state University Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Center Umuahia, and the General Hospital Aba.

A number of tourist attractions are found in Abia state and these include the National War Museum Umuahia, the Arochukwu Cave Complex, Azumini Blue River, National Museum of Colonial history Aba, and the Amakama Wooden Cave.

The people of Abia state have a rich cultural heritage expressed through several festivals and cultural exhibitions such as the Ekpe Masquaerade festival, the Iwaji festival, the Ugwuabai festival and the very popular Ohafia War Dance.

List of Local Government Area In Abia State Nigeria

Abia State has 17 local government areas (LGAs). They are:

Aba North
Aba South
Isiala Ngwa North
Isiala Ngwa South
Obi Ngwa
Osisioma Ngwa
Ukwa East
Ukwa West
Umuahia North
Umuahia South