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Caipital Ceety an Cercle
View o Bamako
View o Bamako
Bamako on the Niger River
Bamako on the Niger River
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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
RegionBamako Capital Destrict
 • TeepCaipital Destrict
 • Marie du DistrictAdama Sangaré[4]
 • Caipital Ceety an Cercle245.0 km2 (94.6 sq mi)
 • Metro
17141.61 km2 (6,618.41 sq mi)
Elevation350 m (1,150 ft)
 (1 Aprile 2009)(Census, proveesional)
 • Caipital Ceety an Cercle1,809,106
 • Density7384.11/km2 (19,124.8/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density160.85/km2 (416.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-0 (Coordinatit Universal Time)

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 centre as well as a cercle, wi a river port locatit in nearbi Koulikoro, an a major regional tred an conference centre. Bamako is the seivent lairgest Wast African urban centre efter Lagos, Abidjan, Kano, Ibadan, Dakar an Accra. Manufactures include textiles, processed meat, an metal guids. Thare is commercial fishin on the Niger River.

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

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