Sangha, Mali

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Sangha
Commune
Sangha is located in Mali
Sangha
Sangha
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 14°27′54″N 3°18′22″W / 14.46500°N 3.30611°W / 14.46500; -3.30611Coordinates: 14°27′54″N 3°18′22″W / 14.46500°N 3.30611°W / 14.46500; -3.30611
Country  Mali
Region Mopti Region
Cercle Bandiagara Cercle
Population (2009 census)[1]
 • Total 32,513
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Sangha (sometimes spelled Sanga) is a rural commune in the Cercle of Bandigara in the Mopti Region of Mali. The commune contains around 44 small villages and in the 2009 census had a population of 32,513. The administrative centre (chef-lieu) is the village of Sangha Ogol Leye, one of a cluster of small villages at the top of the Bandiagara Escarpment.

The commune is known as a centre for traditional religion with many temples and shrines, and as a base for visitors to the local Dogon villages. Most of the ethnographic work by Marcel Griaule was carried out among the Dogon of Sangha.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Mopti) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la Statistique .

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