Niafunké

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Niafunké
Town
Niafunké is located in Mali
Niafunké
Niafunké
Coordinates: 15°55′52″N 3°59′24″W / 15.93111°N 3.99000°W / 15.93111; -3.99000Coordinates: 15°55′52″N 3°59′24″W / 15.93111°N 3.99000°W / 15.93111; -3.99000
Country Mali
RegionTombouctou
CercleNiafunké
CommuneSoboundou

Niafunké is a small town on the Niger River in central Mali. The town is the administrative center (chef-lieu) of the commune of Soboundou in the Niafunké Cercle of the Tombouctou Region.

Niafunké was the hometown of musician and farmer Ali Farka Touré, who moved there as an infant and went on to become the town's mayor in 2004. Niafunké is also the name of an album he recorded there in 1999.