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Kourouninkoto
Commune and town
Country Mali
RegionKayes Region
CercleKita Cercle
Area
 • Total847 km2 (327 sq mi)
Elevation
267 m (876 ft)
Population
 (2009 census)[2]
 • Total5,335
 • Density6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

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

Climate

The urban district has a Sudano Sahelian climate. The average annual rainfall is around 350 mm with nearly all of it falling between late June and mid September.[4]

Hydrography

The town is watered by the river Baoulé located 20 km from the town. There are temporary streams during the rainy season.[4] There is a water purification plant in Kourouninkoto that provides potable water through a robine system.

Geography

Kourouninkoto is located in a valley surrounded by the Sokaroba mountain to the east, Kouroubonda mountain to the North, and Satankourou mountain to the west.[4]

Population

In the 2009 census Kourouninkoto had a population of 5,335 inhabitants.[2] This population consists of multiple ethnic groups; Malinke (majority), Bambara, Kakolos, Peulh, Sarakolé, Diawambé.[4]

Economy

Kourouninkoto's economy is agriculture based. Farming is practiced by 96 percent of the workforce. Major crops are cotton, corn, millet, rice, and peanuts.[4]

Transportation

The town is served by a large section of Regional Road 12. Transport vehicles leave daily from Kita to Kourouninkoto.[4]

References

  1. "Common and Fundamental Operational Datasets Registry: Mali", United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info/country-region/mali Missing or empty |title= (help). commune_mali.zip (Originally from the Direction Nationale des Collectivités Territoriales, République du Mali)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Kayes) (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la StatistiqueCS1 maint: unrecognized language (link).
  3. "Common and Fundamental Operational Datasets Registry: Mali", United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info/country-region/mali Missing or empty |title= (help). See cheflieu_mali.zip
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Plan de Sécurité Alimentaire Commune Rurale de Kourouninkoto 2007-2011 (PDF) (in French), Commissariat à la Sécurité Alimentaire, République du Mali, USAID-Mali, 2006CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link).


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