Ataba is a coastal town in Andoni
, Rivers State, Nigeria
. The town is known for its abundant coconut
and palm kernel
shells. The town is at the western end of Andoni with several adjoining towns. Over several centuries Ataba has been a receptacle of different waves of migration. On the mainland the town is internally structured into nine quarters: Egweisiyork (the royal seat/quarter), Egweite, Egweogogor, Egwebe, Egweaba, Egweituk, Egweosot, Egweaja, and Egwenkan.
In terms of political administration Ataba has two political wards and has a dominant presence in the politics of Andoni. Ataba is the headquarters of Andoni West Archdeaconry of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion with its Church St. James Anglican Church.
Category:Towns in Rivers State
Category:Populated coastal places in Rivers State