Kangaba

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Kangaba
Commune and town
Entrance to Kangaba
Entrance to Kangaba
Kangaba is located in Mali
Kangaba
Kangaba
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 11°56′N 8°25′W / 11.933°N 8.417°W / 11.933; -8.417Coordinates: 11°56′N 8°25′W / 11.933°N 8.417°W / 11.933; -8.417
Country  Mali
Region Koulikoro Region
Cercle Kangaba Cercle
Population
 • Total 17,232 [1]
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kangaba is a town and commune and seat of the Cercle of Kangaba in the Koulikoro Region of south-western Mali.[2]

The area was once the Kangaba Province under the Mali Empire.

Kamablon, a circular brick building with a conical-shaped roof, exists in a bara, or large public place, at the center of town.[3] It is currently being considered as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.[3] The septennial re-roofing ceremony is listed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as of 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kangaba - TipTopGlobe". 
  2. ^ "Previsions de desserte des communes pour la periode de 2001-2005". Mali Reforme Telecom. Retrieved February 11, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Kamablon - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved on 2009-03-27.