Koulikoro Cercle


Koulikoro Cercle is an administrative subdivision of the Koulikoro Region of Mali. Its seat is the town of Koulikoro, which is also the capital of the region. A major trade and industrial town on the Niger River, Koulikoro has been surpassed by Kati to the west as the largest town in the region. Also to the southwest, lying entirely within Kati Cercle but administratively separate, is the District of Bamako, which after independence was carved out of the middle of the region.

Niger river at Koulikoro
Niger river at Koulikoro
Location of Koulikoro Cercle in Mali
Location of Koulikoro Cercle in Mali
RegionKoulikoro Region
Admin HQ (Chef-lieu)Koulikoro
 • Total7,260 km2 (2,800 sq mi)
 (2009 census)[2]
 • Total211,103
 • Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

The Koulikoro Cercle is divided into nine communes:[3]

Koulikoro Cercle in the east center of Koulikoro Region, and covers over 7,000 km². It is home to primarily Bambara and Malinke farmers, including large export Mango plantations along the river. Other farm products include groundnuts, cotton, tobacco and Shea butter. The north of the Cercle is dry, Sahel land, primarily used for livestock.


  1. ^ Synthèsis des Plans de Securité Alimentaire des Communes du Cercle Koulikoro 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.
  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°05′N 7°20′W / 13.083°N 7.333°W / 13.083; -7.333