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Location of Kati in Mali
Kati street scene
Kati seen from surrounding hills.
Kati Mosque.

Kati is a town made up of 37 communes in Mali's Koulikoro Region, about 15 km from Bamako, Mali's capital. It has a population of approximately 40,000 inhabitants.


There are a number of other towns with the same name.


Kati is the capital of the Cercle of Kati. It is also a garrison city. Therefore Kati has a military hospital as well as a civil hospital. The town has several teaching facilities (many fundamental schools and a college). A youth club and arts centre were created with the support of the French co-operation.

Kati is a thriving market town. An important cattle market takes place every week. Kati is located on the Dakar-Niger Railway and on the road Bamako-Kolokani and Kati-Négéla-Kita.


The population is mainly Muslim, but with the presence of a Roman Catholic mission the Roman-Catholic community is also well established.

The population of Kati speaks primarily Bambara.

Society and Government

Since 2004 the mayor of Kati is Yoro Ouologuem.

2004 CAOMJ Meetings

From December 27, 2004 to December 30, 2004, the "Coordination des associations, organisations et mouvements de la jeunesse de Kati" organinized a meeting for young people from Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Togo. The previous meeting took place in December 2003 in Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso. The young people had committed themselves to contribute their share to find a solution for the problems their countries are facing, like health of the reproduction of young people and teenagers, AIDS, advancing of the desert, wars, illiteracy etcetera. The meeting of Kati focused on the role of young people in the reinforcement of African integration and their role in the fight against the turning of their countries into a desert.

Administrative Structure

The Cercle of Kati consists of 37 communes: Baguineda, Bancoumana, Bossofala, Bougoula, Daban, Diagon, Dialakoraba, Dialakorodji, Dio-gare, Dogodouman, Dombila, Doubabougou, Kalabankoro, Kalifabougou, Kambila, Kati, Kourouba, Mandé, Moribabougou, Mountoungoula, N’gabakoro, N’Gouraba, N’Tjiba, Niagadina, Nioumamakana, Ouelessebougou, Safo, Sanankoro Djitoumou, Sanankoroba, Sangarebougou, Siby, Sobra, Tiakadougou faraba, Tiakadougou-Dialakoro, Tiélé, Torodo Diedougou and Yélékébougou.


Since 1985 Kati is twinned with the town of Puteaux in France.

Notable natives

See also


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