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Kourounikoto

Kourouninkoto
Commune and town
Country Mali
RegionKayes Region
CercleKita Cercle
Government
 • MayorMamou Keita
Population
 (2006)
 • Total4,673
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Kourounikoto is a town and commune in the Cercle of Kita in the Kayes Region of south-western Mali.

Climate

The urban district has a Sudano Sahelian climate, it rains from June to September, about 350 mm per year.[1]

Hydrography

The town is watered by the river Baoulé located 20 km from the city. There are temporary streams during the rainy season.[2] There is a water purification plant in Kourounikoto that provides potable water through a robine system.

Geography

Kourounikoto is located in a shoal. It has a mountainous terrain, surrounded by the Sokaroba mountain to the east, Kouroubonda mountain to the North, and Satankourou mountain to the West.[3]

Population

In 2006, Kourounikoto had an estimate population of 4673 inhabitants. This population is consists of multiple ethnic groups; Malinke (majority), Bambara, Kakolos, Peulh, Sarakolé, Diawambé. The population of Kourounikoto has nearly doubled since 1998.[4][5]

Economy

Kourounikoto's economy is agriculture based. Farming is practiced by 96% of the workforce. Major crops are cotton, corn, millet, rice, and peanuts.[6]

Transportation

The town is served by a large section of Regional Road 12. Transport vehicles leave daily from Kita to Kourouninkoto.[7]

References

  1. "Synthese des plans de securite alimentaire 2007-2011 des communes du cercle Kita" (PDF). USAID. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  2. "Synthese des plans de securite alimentaire 2007-2011 des communes du cercle Kita" (PDF). USAID. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  3. "Synthese des plans de securite alimentaire 2007-2011 des communes du cercle Kita" (PDF). USAID. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  4. "Previsions de desserte des communes pour la periode de 2001-2005" (PDF). Mali Reforme Telecom. Retrieved February 8, 2009.
  5. "Synthese des plans de securite alimentaire 2007-2011 des communes du cercle Kita" (PDF). USAID. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  6. "Synthese des plans de securite alimentaire 2007-2011 des communes du cercle Kita" (PDF). USAID. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  7. "Synthese des plans de securite alimentaire 2007-2011 des communes du cercle Kita" (PDF). USAID. Retrieved April 4, 2011.

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