Baya, Mali

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Baya is located in Mali
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 11°38′40″N 8°12′3″W / 11.64444°N 8.20083°W / 11.64444; -8.20083Coordinates: 11°38′40″N 8°12′3″W / 11.64444°N 8.20083°W / 11.64444; -8.20083
Country  Mali
Region Sikasso Region
Cercle Yanfolila Cercle
 • Total 128 km2 (49 sq mi)
Population (2009 census)[2]
 • Total 33,519
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Baya is a rural commune in the Cercle of Yanfolila in the Sikasso Region of southern Mali. The commune covers an area of 128 square kilometers and includes the small towns of Kangaré and Dalabala, three villages and part of Lake Sélingué.[3] In the 2009 census the commune had a population of 33,519.[2] The town of Kangaré, the administrative center (chef-lieu) of the commune, lies to the east of the Sélingué Dam, 52 km north of Yanfolila.


  1. ^ Common and Fundamental Operational Datasets Registry: Mali, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, archived from the original on 2012-12-14 . (Originally from the Direction Nationale des Collectivités Territoriales, République du Mali)
  2. ^ a b Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Sikasso) (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la Statistique .
  3. ^ Communes de la Région de Sikasso (PDF) (in French), Ministère de l’administration territoriale et des collectivités locales, République du Mali, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-19 .

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