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Nanka

Nanka (pronounced as Nan-ka by the natives), is an Igbo speaking town in south eastern Nigeria. It is in the Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. Its geographic coordinates are 6" 03' 00 North, 7" 05' 00 East. Its neighbors are Oko, Agulụ, Ekwulọbia, AguluzỌigbo, Isuọfia, Umuọna,Awgbụ. Nanka is regarded as a citadel of learning due to the early embrace of western education. Nanka comprises seven villages including Agbiligba, Enugwu, Ifite, Amako, Umudala, Ubahu, and Etti, in that order. Agbiligba is the head village in Nanka with three major kinderds (ebe n'ato);Oka,Umuduno and Umudim.Other establishments like Nanka Post Office was built and commissioned in the early 20th century. The town boasts several well educated people, over 92 professors/Ph.ds and has contributed immensely by offering primary education for many children from the listed neighbors and beyond. The town has produced one time Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Two bishops; Most Rev. Dr. Jonathan Onyemelukwe, the emeritus Archbishop of Province II, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, the present Bishop of Awka Roman Catholic Diocese, and 2006 Ebonyi State winner and NAFT international representative of the annual OPEC French competition, and Olympiad Physics finalist, Michael Onyemelukwe.