Nara Cercle

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Location of Nara Cercle in Mali
Location of Nara Cercle in Mali
Country  Mali
Region Koulikoro Region
Capital Nara
Admin HQ (Chef-lieu) Nara
 • Total 30,000 km2 (10,000 sq mi)
Population (2009 census)[2]
 • Total 242,990
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Nara Cercle is an administrative subdivision of the Koulikoro Region of Mali. Its seat is the town of Nara.

Nara Cercle is the northernmost area of Koulikoro Region, and abuts the desert regions of Mauritania to the north. It covers some 30,000 km2, and is home to Bambara and Sarakole (Soninké) peoples, as well as semi-nomadic Maure and Fula peoples, engaged in farming and livestock raising.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Nara Cercle is divided into 11 communes:[3]


  1. ^ Synthèsis des Plans de Securité Alimentaire des Communes du Cercle Nara 2007-2011 (PDF) (in French), Commissariat à la Sécurité Alimentaire, République du Mali, USAID-Mali, 2007 .
  2. ^ Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Koulikoro) (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la Statistique .
  3. ^ Communes de la Région de Koulokoro (PDF) (in French), Ministère de l’administration territoriale et des collectivités locales, République du Mali .

Coordinates: 15°10′06″N 7°17′25″W / 15.168461°N 7.290154°W / 15.168461; -7.290154