Koutiala Cercle

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Koutiala Cercle
Cercle
Location of the Cercle of Koutiala in Mali
Location of the Cercle of Koutiala in Mali
Country  Mali
Region Sikasso Region
Cercle Koutiala
Admin HQ (Chef-lieu) Koutiala
Area[1]
 • Total 8,740 km2 (3,370 sq mi)
Population (2009 census)
 • Total 575,253
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Koutiala Cercle is an administrative subdivision of the Sikasso Region of southern Mali. The administrative center is the town of Koutiala. The Cercle is divided into 36 communes.

Economy[edit]

Koutiala is the heartland of the cotton production in Mali and its main town is sometimes called "the white gold capital" for its cotton.[2] However, the industry has been affected by stagnation since the 1980s.[3] Aside from cotton it is also noted for grain production, primarily millet, sorghum and maize.[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The Cercle of Koutiala is divided into 36 communes:[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Synthèsis des Plans de Securité Alimentaire des Communes du Cercle Koutiala 2007-2011 (in French), Commissariat à la Sécurité Alimentaire, République du Mali, USAID-Mali, 2007 .
  2. ^ López-Ridaura, Santiago (2005). Multi-scale sustainability evaluation: a framework for the derivation and quantification of indicators for natural resource management systems. Wageningen University and Research Centre. ISBN 978-90-6754-954-7. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Benjaminsen, Tor Arve; Lund, Christian (2001). Politics, property and production in the West African Sahel: understanding natural resources management. Nordic Africa Institute. p. 263. ISBN 978-91-7106-476-9. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Morrisson, Christian; Lecaillon, Jacques. Economic Policies and Agricultural Performance. OECD. p. 161. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Loi N°99-035/ du 10 Aout 1999 Portant Création des Collectivités Territoriales de Cercles et de Régions (in French), Ministère de l'Administration Territoriales et des Collectivités Locales, République du Mali, 1999 .
  6. ^ Communes de la Région de Sikasso (in French), Ministère de l’administration territoriale et des collectivités locales, République du Mali .

Coordinates: 12°20′N 5°35′W / 12.333°N 5.583°W / 12.333; -5.583