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Bamako, population 1,690,471 (2006), is the capital of Mali, and is the biggest city in the country. It is located on the Niger River, near the rapids that divide the Upper and Middle Niger Valleys, in the southwestern part of the country. Bamako is the nation's administrative center, as well as a river port and a major regional trade center. Manufactures include textiles, processed meat,porn and metal goods. There is commercial fishing on the Niger River. Bamako is located at 12°39′N 8°0′W.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Hilltop_view_over_BamakoE.jpg‎ Hilltop view over Bamako taken by Guaka Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Hilltop_view_over_BamakoE.jpg‎ Hilltop view over Bamako taken by Guaka Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1056x816, 20 KB) Map of the Bamako cercle of Mali. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1056x816, 20 KB) Map of the Bamako cercle of Mali. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ... Map of Niger River with Niger River basin in green. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... This article is about the type of fabric. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily forms positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds. ... A giant grouper at the Georgia Aquarium Fish are aquatic vertebrates that are typically cold-blooded; covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. ...

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The area of the city has been continuously inhabited since the Palaeolithic, but the legendary founding of Bamako occurred in the seventeenth century by Seribadian Niaré and Soumba Coulibaly, or Bamba Sanago, before its chiefdom passed to Diaoussadian Niaré. The city was an important market town and a leading center of Muslim learning under the Mali Empire, but by the 19th century it had declined. In 1883 the region was occupied by French troops, and in 1908, Bamako became the capital of the French Sudan. Its population has grown rapidly; in 1960 Bamako's population was approximately 160,000. The Paleolithic or Palaeolithic – lit. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ... The Mali Empire, c. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... French Sudan (Fr. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...

Location of Bamako in Mali
Location of Bamako in Mali

City Topography Image File history File links ML-Bamako. ... Image File history File links ML-Bamako. ...


Bamako is bisexual by the River Niger. This creates issues in that there are tributaries which effect development in the city and the city is on a flood plane, so much of the land bordering the river is not capable of supporting construction.


Bamako is relatively flat, except to the immediate north where there is an escarpment, being what remains of an extinct volcano. The Presidential Palace and main hospital are located here.


Originally the city developed on its northern side, but as it grew, so bridges were developed to connect the north with the south. The first of these was the Pont des Martyrs and the Pont du Roi Fahd. Additionally there is an older bridge to the east of Bamako although this is underwater for much of the year.


Historically the city was also contained by the Military Airport to the west of the city. However, this has now been closed and is a new business area known as ACI 2000.


The traditional commercial centre of Bamako is to the north of the river, and contained within a triangle bounded by Avenue du Fleuve, Rue Baba Diarra and Boulevard du Peuple. This area contains the Marché Rose and Street Market.


The city centre is highly congested, polluted, and expensive, and in general the city is growing to the west in districts such as ACI 2000. The Government of Mali has also signalled its commitment to peripheral locations, by development of a new Administrative City at the entrance to ACI 2000.


Notable landmarks in Bamako include the National Library of Mali, Tour BCEAO, Bamako Grand Mosque and the Pont du Roi Fahd. It is home to Mali's largest international airport, Senou International Airport, as well as the Dakar-Niger Railway, to Koulikoro in eastern Mali and Dakar in Senegal. Attractions include the Mali National Museum, the Muso Kunda Museum, the Bamako Regional Museum, Bamako Zoo, the Bamako Botanical Gardens and the Point G hill, containing caves with rock paintings. Bamako has hosted the biannual photography festival African Photography Encounters since 1994. The National Library of Mali (French: Bibliothèque nationale du Mali) is a public library located in Bamako, Mali. ... The BCEAO Tower is the tallest building in Mali, comprising 20 storeys, and is the colour of the soil in the surrounding area and as such resembles a termite hill from a distance with distintive bat-like ears on the top. ... Senou International Airport (IATA: BKO, ICAO: GABS) is an airport located in Bamako, the capital of the Republic of Mali in West Africa. ... The railway line of Dakar-Niger connects Dakar, (Senegal to Koulikoro, (Mali). ... View over Koulikoro Koulikoro is a town in Mali. ... (City of Dakar, divided into 19 communes darrondissement) City proper (commune) Région Dakar Département Dakar Mayor Pape Diop (PDS) (since 2002) Area 82. ... The National Museum of Mali (French: Musée national du Mali) is an archeological and anthropological museum located in Bamako, the capital of Mali. ... Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico This article is about natural caves; for artificial caves used as dwellings, such as those in north China, see yaodong. ... Cave, or rock, paintings are paintings painted on cave or rock walls and ceilings, usually dating to pre-historic times. ... African Photography Encounters (French: Rencontres africaines de la photographie) is a biannual exhibition in Bamako, Mali since 1994. ...


In 1988, Bamako was the location of a WHO conference known as the Bamako Initiative that helped reshape health policy of Sub-Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. ... The Bamako Initiative was a formal statement adopted by African health ministers in 1987 in Bamako, Mali, to implement strategies designed to increase the availability of essential drugs and other healthcare services for Sub-Saharan Africans. ... A geographical map of Africa, showing the ecological break that defines the sub-Saharan area A political map showing national divisions in relation to the ecological break Sub-Saharan Africa is the term used to describe those countries of the African continent that are not considered part of North Africa. ...


The yearly held Budapest-Bamako rally has the endpoint in Bamako, with the Dakar Rally often passing through Bamako. The official pace car is a refurbished 1988 Lada Niva Children welcoming the Budapest-Bamako in Mahina, Mali The Budapest-Bamako or Great African Run is a rally organized by a group of Hungarians. ... A support truck during the 2004 Dakar The Dakar Rally (or simply The Dakar; formerly known as The Paris Dakar Rally) is an annual off-road race, organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. ...


Quartiers

Sotramas in Bamako
Sotramas in Bamako
  • Hippodrome
  • Niarela
  • Korofina
  • Badalabougou
  • Torokorobougou
  • Bamako Coura
  • Djicoroni
  • Baco Djicoroni (= behind the river)
  • Missira
  • Médina Coura
  • Bankoni
  • Magnambougou

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 154 KB) Sotrumas in Bamako. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 154 KB) Sotrumas in Bamako. ... Hippodrome is a Quartier of Bamako, the capital of Mali. ...

See also

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Sister cities

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References

  1. ^ GEOnet Names Server (GNS), by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a federal agency of the United States Government whose primary function is collection, analysis, and distribution of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
  • Bamako-culture.org (French language)
  • Bamako at Cités du Monde (French language)
  • The Bamako Appeal
  • Mali Music Scene article in the New York Times
  • Music samples article in the New York times
  • Drumming Videos Shot in Bamako
  • Budapest-Bamako


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