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Kalana is located in Mali
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 10°47′10″N 8°11′30″W / 10.78611°N 8.19167°W / 10.78611; -8.19167Coordinates: 10°47′10″N 8°11′30″W / 10.78611°N 8.19167°W / 10.78611; -8.19167
Country  Mali
Region Sikasso Region
Cercle Yanfolila Cercle
Admin HQ (Chef-lieu) Kalana
 • Total 1,169 km2 (451 sq mi)
Population (2009 census)[2]
 • Total 26,287
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Gouandiaka is a rural commune in the Cercle of Yanfolila in the Sikasso Region of southern Mali. The commune covers an area of 1,169 square kilometers and includes 29 villages.[3] In the 2009 census it had a population of 26,287.[2] The village of Kalana, the administrative center (chef-lieu) of the commune, is 44 km south of Yanfolila.


  1. ^ "Common and Fundamental Operational Datasets Registry: Mali", United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs https://web.archive.org/web/20120106202217/http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info/country-region/mali, archived from the original on 2012-01-06  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, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-19 .
  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 .

External links[edit]

Plan de Sécurite Alimentaire Commune Rurale de Gouandiaka 2006-2010 (PDF) (in French), Commissariat à la Sécurité Alimentaire, République du Mali, USAID-Mali, 2006 .