Koulikoro is a town and urban commune in Mali. The capital of the Koulikoro Region, Koulikoro is located on the banks of the Niger River, 59 kilometres downstream from Mali’s capital Bamako. Koulikoro is the terminus of the Dakar-Niger Railway which was completed in 1905.Koulikoro is a town and urban commune in Mali. The capital of the Koulikoro Region, Koulikoro is located on banks of the Niger River, 59 kilometres (37 mi) downstream from Mali’s capital Bamako. Koulikoro is the terminus of the Dakar-Niger Railway which was completed in 1905.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Koulikoro is the terminus of the Dakar-Niger Railway which was completed in 1905. Between August and November, at the end of the rainy season, goods are transported down the Niger River to Ségou, Mopti, Tombouctou and Gao. Navigation is not possible upstream of Koulikoro because of the Sotuba Rapids near Bamako. The land of the Manding (or Mandé) is located in this area. It is the cradle of the Empire of Mali and known for preserving its traditional culture with its griots and its hunters. Like much of Mali, the area is strongly Islamized, but the practices of animists remain very present in the villages.
Brief City History
Koulikoro, town, southwestern Mali. Situated about 35 miles (55 km) northeast of Bamako, the national capital, the town serves as a centre of transportation. It is the upper river terminus for large boats on the 1,000-mile (1,600-km) navigable section of the middle Niger River and the last stop on the rail line linking Dakar, Senegal, with this navigable section of the river. Industry in Koulikoro is centred on the production of peanut (groundnut) oil, cottonseed oil, and soap. The relief in the surrounding region varies from about 800 feet (250 metres) in the sandy plains of the north to about l,950 feet (600 metres) in the hard sandstone plateau of the southwest. The Soninke people in the dry north cultivate millet and sorghum, and the Bambara and Malinke peoples in the much wetter south grow peanuts, corn (maize), cotton, and mangoes. Pop. (1998) 28,670; (2009) 43,174.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
Mali is a multilingual country. The languages spoken there reflect ancient settlement patterns, migrations, and its long history. Ethnologue counts more than 80 languages. Of these, French is the official language and Bambara is the most widely spoken.
Important Types of Commerce in Koulikoro
Agriculture remains the dominant economic activity, although several industries are present in the district, such as the Hydroelectric dam of Sélingué, gold-bearing industries around Kangaba, and the cotton production site in Fana, Mali’s second-largest.
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