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Quick facts of Koulikoro

Koulikoro is another town in Mali and the capital of the Koulikoro Region. Koulikoro is located on banks of the Niger River, 60 kilometres from Mali’s capital Bamako.


Road to Koulikoro town

The region of Koulikoro is divided into 7 Cercle; Banamba, Dioila, Kangaba, Kati, Kolokani, Koulikoro, Nara  and has a population of 1,955,917 inhabitants.

Sand mining activities in Niger river at Koulikoro

Another view of sand mining activities in Niger river at Koulikoro

Koulikoro town with 118,686 populations is known have the biggest sand pit to cater for the development of Bamako city.  Factory for processing and producing cotton seed’s oil also located here. Other economic activities are in agriculture and livestock breeding.  Between August and November, at the end of the rainy season, the Niger River can be used to transport goods to Ségou, Mopti and Tombouctou.


Human activities at river side of Niger river


Another view of human activities at river side of Niger river



4 responses to “Koulikoro

  1. mamadou June 25, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Ayoh Awi

    They carry out sand mining like we did sometimes ago, manually, no pumping machine nor excavators. Go to river that have sand, scoop and load it into the boat they sail to shore then unload it. Then it will upload to the lorries also manually

    Thank for your visit

  2. Zawi June 25, 2008 at 7:16 am

    I fully agree with what Fauziah said.
    How is the sand mined? They just use excavators to load them onto lorries or do they use boats to carry the sand. The picture is too small for me to see.

  3. mamadou June 22, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Assalamu’alaikum Fauziah

    Yes you are right to mentioned that. Nevertheless my experience reminds me of our fortunate to have a good and wonderfull country but there are many around the world that less fortunate……….
    Thanks for your visit

  4. Fauziah Ismail June 22, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Salam Mamadou
    Thank you for writing about Mali.
    Your postings on the country linked us to that part of the world we would not even consider going either for work or as a tourist.

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