Banamba Cercle


Banamba Cercle is an administrative subdivision of the Koulikoro Region of Mali. Its seat is the town of Banamba, which is also its largest settlement. It lies at the center east of the region.

Location of Banamba Cercle in Mali
Location of Banamba Cercle in Mali
Country Mali
RegionKoulikoro Region
Admin HQ (Chef-lieu)Banamba
 • Total7,500 km2 (2,900 sq mi)
 (2009 census)[2]
 • Total190,235
 • Density25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Banamba Cercle is home to primarily Bambara farmers, and formed part of the pre-colonial Bambara Empire. The Cercle falls largely in the dryer Sahel region, especially in its north, where the population is mostly Fula and Maure pastoralists.

The Banamba Cercle is divided into nine rural communes:[3]


  1. ^ Synthèsis des Plans de Securité Alimentaire des Communes du Cercle Banamba 2008-2012 (PDF) (in French), Commissariat à la Sécurité Alimentaire, République du Mali, USAID-Mali, 2008, archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26, retrieved 2011-02-02.
  2. ^ Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Koulikoro) (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la Statistique, archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-22.
  3. ^ Communes de la Région de Koulokoro (PDF) (in French), Ministère de l’administration territoriale et des collectivités locales, République du Mali, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-09.

Coordinates: 13°45′N 7°20′W / 13.750°N 7.333°W / 13.750; -7.333