Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abila

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ABILA, or ABYLA, a mountain of Africa, opposite that which is called Calpe, on the coast of Spain, only 18 miles distant. These two mountains are named the Pillars of Hercules, and were supposed formerly to have been united, till the hero separated them, and thereby effected a communication between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Source: Collier's New Encyclopedia 1. (1921) New York: P.F. Collier & Son Company. 8.