Ankole (Nkore), was a traditional Bantu kingdom in Uganda. The kingdom is located in south-western Uganda, east of Lake Edwards. It was ruled by a monarch known as the Mugabe or Omugabe.
The kingdom was formally abolished in 1967 by the government of President Milton Obote and since then, the kingdom has not been restored officially.
The people of Ankole are called Banyankole (singular: Munyankole)
On 25 October 1901, the Kingdom of Nkore signed the Ankole agreement which made it part of the British Protectorate of Uganda
When then President Idi Amin reorganized the country, Ankole region was dissolved as an administrative unit.
It is divided into ten districts, namely: Mbarara, Bushenyi, Buhweju, Mitooma, Rubirizi, Sheema, Ntungamo, Kiruhura, Ibanda and Isingiro.