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Bamako
Caipital Ceety an Cercle
View o Bamako
Bamako on the Niger River
Bamako is located in Mali
Bamako
Bamako
Bamako on the Niger River
Coordinates: 12°39′N 8°0′W / 12.650°N 8.000°W / 12.650; -8.000Coordinates: 12°39′N 8°0′W / 12.650°N 8.000°W / 12.650; -8.000
Kintra  Mali
Region Bamako Capital Destrict
Cercle Bamako
Subdiveesions
Government
 • Type Caipital Destrict
 • Marie du District Adama Sangaré[4]
Area
 • Caipital Ceety an Cercle 245.0 km2 (94.6 sq mi)
 • Metro 17,141.61 km2 (6,618.41 sq mi)
Elevation[5] 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (1 Aprile 2009)(Census, proveesional)
 • Caipital Ceety an Cercle 1,809,106
 • Density 7,384.11/km2 (19,124.8/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,757,234
 • Metro density 160.85/km2 (416.6/sq mi)
Time zone Coordinatit Universal Time (UTC-0)

Bamako, population 1,809,106 (2009 Census, provisional), is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Mali, an currently estimatit tae be the fastest growin ceety in Africae (saxt fastest in the warld). It is locatit on the Niger River, near the rapids that divide the Upper an Middle Niger Valleys, in the soothwastren pairt o the kintra. Bamako is the naition's admeenistrative center as well as a cercle, wi a river port locatit in nearbi Koulikoro, and a major regional trade and conference center. Bamako is the seivent lairgest Wast African urban center efter Lagos, Abidjan, Kano, Ibadan, Dakar an Accra. Manufactures include textiles, processed meat, an metal guids. There is commercial fishin on the Niger River.

The name Bamako comes frae the Bambara wird meanin "crocodile river".

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