Kouniakary

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Kouniakary
Urban commune and town
Kouniakary is located in Mali
Kouniakary
Kouniakary
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 14°34′35″N 10°54′0″W / 14.57639°N 10.90000°W / 14.57639; -10.90000Coordinates: 14°34′35″N 10°54′0″W / 14.57639°N 10.90000°W / 14.57639; -10.90000
Country  Mali
Region Kayes Region
Cercle Kayes Cercle
Population (2009 census)[1]
 • Total 8,135
Time zone UTC+0 (GMT)

Kouniakary or Koniakari is a town and urban commune in the Cercle of Kayes in the Kayes Region of south-western Mali. The town is located approximately 65 kilometres from Kayes city. In 2009 the commune had a population of 8135.

In 1855, El Hadj Umar Tall constructed a tata (fortification) at Koniakari to protect against the soldiers of French Colonel Louis Archinard; the tata still stands today, and has become a tourist attraction.

References

  • This article began as a translation of the corresponding article from the French Wikipedia, accessed December 17, 2005.
  1. ^ Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Kayes) (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la Statistique, archived from the original (PDF) on September 19, 2012 .