ANKOBER, a town in, and at one time capital of, the kingdom
of Shoa, Abyssinia, 90 m. N.E. of Adis Ababa, in 9° 34′ N., 39° 54′
E., on a mountain about 8500 ft. above the sea. Ankober was
made (c. 1890) by Menelek II. the place of detention of political
prisoners. Pop. about 2000.
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