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.
The population of Kati speaks primarily Bambara.
Society and Government
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.
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.
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