Koumantou

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Koumantou
Commune and town
Koumantou is located in Mali
Koumantou
Koumantou
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 11°24′N 7°15′W / 11.400°N 7.250°W / 11.400; -7.250
Country  Mali
Region Sikasso Region
Cercle Bougouni Cercle
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 51,348
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Koumantou is a commune and town in Mali, in the Cercle of Bougouni in the Sikasso Region. It is located near the Ivorian border.

The commune includes 38 villages spread over 1268 km². As of 2009 the commune had a population of 51,348.[2] The commune's economy is heavily agricultural, relying particularly on millet, corn, sorghum, peanuts, and cotton. The Compagnie malienne pour le développement du textile (CMDT) has a cotton-processing factory located in the town.

A festival of music and traditional danse, organized by the Association for the Development of the Commune of Koumantou (ADAKOM), was held from 19 to 22 May 2005, in the villages of Koumantou, Niamala, and Kôla. The festival celebrated such traditional instruments as the buru, mpolon, and balafon.

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  • This article began as a translation of the corresponding article from the French Wikipedia, accessed December 17, 2005.
  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original (PDF) on September 19, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original (PDF) on September 19, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 

Coordinates: 11°25′N 6°50′W / 11.417°N 6.833°W / 11.417; -6.833