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Commune and town
Barouéli is located in Mali
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 13°04′N 6°50′W / 13.067°N 6.833°W / 13.067; -6.833Coordinates: 13°04′N 6°50′W / 13.067°N 6.833°W / 13.067; -6.833
Country Mali
Region Ségou Region
Cercle Barouéli Cercle
Population (1998)
 • Total 32,739
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Barouéli is a town and commune and seat of the Cercle of Barouéli in the Ségou Region of southern-central Mali. In 1998 the commune had a population of 32,739.[1]


Barouéli is directly south of Ségou Cercle, and directly north of Koulikoro Cercle.

The Commune of Barouéli is composed of the town of Barouéli and forty surrounding villages, with an estimated population of 47000 in 2001 (15000 in Barouéli town proper).

The Cercle of Barouéli contains the Communes of Barouéli, Boidié, Dougoufié, Guendo, Kalaké, Konobougou, N’Gassola, Sanando, Somo, Tamani and Tesserla.


Once located in the center of the Bambara Empire, the area's population is overwhelmingly Bambara.

The town's football club AS Bakaridjan de Barouéli, plays in the top level Malien Premiere Division.

Environmental resources[edit]

It contains the forests of Barouéli, Tamani, and Boidié, which have come under pressure from overexploitation.

Sister city[edit]

Vannes, France


  1. ^ "Previsions de desserte des communes pour la periode de 2001-2005" (PDF). Mali Reforme Telecom. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2004. Retrieved February 17, 2009. 
  • Portions of this article were translated from the French language Wikipedia article Barouéli.

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