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INEBOLI, a town on the north coast of Asia Minor, 7o m. W. of Sinub (Sinope). Ineboli represents the ancient Abonou teichos, famous as the birthplace of the false prophet Alexander, who established there (2nd century A.D.) an oracle of the snake God Glycon-Asclepius. Alexander obtained leave from the em peror Marcus Aurelius to change the name of the town to Ion opolis, whence the modern name is derived. (See ALEXANDER THE PAPHLAGONIAN.) It is the first place of importance touched at by vessels going eastwards from Constantinople. The roadstead is exposed and landing difficult. The exports are chiefly wool and mohair. The population (1927) was

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