Kati, Mali

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Kati
Commune and town
Kati seen from surrounding hills
Kati seen from surrounding hills
Kati is located in Mali
Kati
Kati
Location within Mali
Coordinates: 12°44′48″N 8°4′17″W / 12.74667°N 8.07139°W / 12.74667; -8.07139Coordinates: 12°44′48″N 8°4′17″W / 12.74667°N 8.07139°W / 12.74667; -8.07139
Country  Mali
Region Koulikoro
Cercle Kati Cercle
Urban Commune Kati
Elevation 481 m (1,578 ft)
Population (2009 census)[1]
 • Total 114,983
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Kati Mosque.

Kati is an urban commune and the largest town in Mali's Koulikoro Region. The town is situated 15 km northeast[NW?] of Bamako, Mali's capital, on the Dakar-Niger Railway. In the 2009 census, the commune had a population of 114,983.

History[edit]

Kati was the site of Camp Gallieni, where the 2nd Regiment of Senegalese Tirailleurs was garrisoned. On 13 May 1934 a war memorial was dedicated to dead from the First World War and the conquest of Sudan. After Mali became independent, the French Armed Forces left Kati on 8 June 1961. The Malian Army founded a military school at the base.[2]

Economy[edit]

Kati is the capital of the cercle of Kati. It is also a garrison city. The town has both a military hospital and a civil hospital. The town has several teaching facilities (many fundamental schools and a college). A youth club and arts centre were created with the support of the French co-operation.

Kati is a thriving market town. An important cattle market takes place every week. Kati is located on the Dakar-Niger Railway and on the road Bamako-Kolokani and Kati-Négéla-Kita.

Demographics[edit]

The population is mainly Muslim, but with the presence of a Roman Catholic mission the Roman-Catholic community is also well established.

The population of Kati speaks primarily Bambara locally called Bamanankan.

Society and Government[edit]

Since 2009 the mayor of Kati has been Hamalla Haidara.

It appears to have the headquarters of the 3rd Military Region of the Military of Mali.

2004 CAOMJ Meetings[edit]

From December 27, 2004 to December 30, 2004, the "Coordination des associations, organisations et mouvements de la jeunesse de Kati" organinized a meeting for young people from Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Togo. The previous meeting took place in December 2003 in Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso. The young people had committed themselves to contribute their share to find a solution for the problems their countries are facing, like health of the reproduction of young people and teenagers, AIDS, advancing of the desert, wars, illiteracy etcetera. The meeting of Kati focused on the role of young people in the reinforcement of African integration and their role in the fight against the turning of their countries into a desert.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Kati is twinned with:

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw). The rainy season takes place in mid-year, from June to September. From July to September, it is the rainiest and the daytime temperatures are the least hot. Its hottest months are from February to May with average maximum temperatures above 37 °C (99 °F).

Climate data for Kati
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.8
(92.8)
37.1
(98.8)
38.8
(101.8)
37.6
(99.7)
37.7
(99.9)
34.3
(93.7)
30.9
(87.6)
29.7
(85.5)
31.1
(88)
34.2
(93.6)
35.8
(96.4)
34
(93)
34.58
(94.23)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.6
(76.3)
27.8
(82)
30.1
(86.2)
29.8
(85.6)
30.8
(87.4)
28.2
(82.8)
26
(79)
25.1
(77.2)
25.8
(78.4)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81)
25
(77)
27.32
(81.18)
Average low °C (°F) 15.5
(59.9)
18.5
(65.3)
21.5
(70.7)
22.1
(71.8)
23.9
(75)
22.1
(71.8)
21.1
(70)
20.6
(69.1)
20.6
(69.1)
20.6
(69.1)
18.6
(65.5)
16
(61)
20.09
(68.19)
Precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
6
(0.24)
13
(0.51)
45
(1.77)
114
(4.49)
235
(9.25)
304
(11.97)
195
(7.68)
63
(2.48)
4
(0.16)
1
(0.04)
980
(38.59)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 442m[5]

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Koulikoro) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la Statistique .
  2. ^ Mann, Gregory (April 2005). "Locating Colonial Histories: Between France and West Africa.". The American History Journal 110 (5): 409–434. 
  3. ^ "Puteaux - Qu'est-ce que le jumelage?". Mairie de Puteaux [Puteaux Official Website] (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  4. ^ Partnerstadt - Kati (Mali)
  5. ^ "Climate: Kati - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 

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