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Urban commune and town
Country Mali
RegionKayes Region
CercleKayes Cercle
 (2009 census)[1]
 • Total8,135
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Kouniakary or Koniakari is a town and urban commune in the Cercle of Kayes in the Kayes Region of south-western Mali. The town is located approximately 65 kilometres from Kayes city. In 2009 the commune had a population of 8135.

In 1855, El Hadj Umar Tall constructed a tata (fortification) at Koniakari to protect against the soldiers of French Colonel Louis Archinard; the tata still stands today, and has become a tourist attraction.


  • This article began as a translation of the corresponding article from the French Wikipedia, accessed December 17, 2005.
  1. Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Kayes) (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la StatistiqueCS1 maint: unrecognized language (link).

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