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Gouanan is located in Mali
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 10°54′45″N 8°0′0″W / 10.91250°N 8.00000°W / 10.91250; -8.00000Coordinates: 10°54′45″N 8°0′0″W / 10.91250°N 8.00000°W / 10.91250; -8.00000
Country  Mali
Region Sikasso Region
Cercle Yanfolila Cercle
 • Total 1,747 km2 (675 sq mi)
Population (2009 census)[2]
 • Total 24,704
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Gouanan is a rural commune in the Cercle of Yanfolila in the Sikasso Region of southern Mali. The commune covers an area of 1747 square kilometers and includes 35 villages.[3] In the 2009 census it had a population of 24,704.[2] The village of Yorobougoula, the administrative center (chef-lieu) of the commune, is 34 km southeast of Yanfolila.


  1. ^ "Common and Fundamental Operational Datasets Registry: Mali", United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info/country-region/mali  Missing or empty |title= (help). commune_mali.zip (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 .

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