Bamba, Gao Region

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Bamba
Commune and town
Bamba town hall
Bamba town hall
Bamba is located in Mali
Bamba
Bamba
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 17°02′N 1°24′W / 17.033°N 1.400°W / 17.033; -1.400Coordinates: 17°02′N 1°24′W / 17.033°N 1.400°W / 17.033; -1.400
Country  Mali
Region Gao Region
Cercle Bourem Cercle
Area[1]
 • Total 4,776 km2 (1,844 sq mi)
Population (2009 Census)[2]
 • Total 28,524
 • Density 6.0/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Bamba is a small town and rural commune in the Bourem Cercle of the Gao Region of Mali. The town is located on the left (north) bank of the Niger River, 190 km east of Timbuktu and 230 km northwest of the town of Gao. In the 2009 census the commune had a population of 28,524.

The commune of Bamba includes 19 villages and 7 nomadic population groups. The population are primarily Songhais but also Tuaregs and Bozos.

Ted Joans wrote a poem to "Le fou de Bamba" (The madman of Bamba).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schéma Directeur de Lutte Contre l’Ensablement dans le Nord du Mali (6ème et 7ème Régions): Monographie de la Commune de Bamba (PDF) (in French), Ministère de l’Environnement et de l’Assainissement, République du Mali, 2004 
  2. ^ Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Gao) (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la Statistique .

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