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Location of Nara Cercle in Mali
Location of Nara Cercle in Mali
Country Mali
RegionKoulikoro Region
Admin HQ (Chef-lieu)Nara
 • Total30,000 km2 (10,000 sq mi)
 (2009 census)[2]
 • Total242,990
 • Density8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Nara Cercle is an administrative subdivision of the Koulikoro Region of Mali. Its seat is the town of Nara, which is also the capital of its Region and its largest town. The cercle is divided into communes, and below this, Quarters/Villages.

Nara Cercle is the northernmost area of Koulikoro Region, and abuts the desert regions of Mauritania to the north. It covers some 30,000 km2, and is home to Bambara and Sarakole peoples, as well as semi-nomadic Maure and Fula peoples, engaged in farming and livestock raising.

Administrative divisions

Nara Cercle is divided into eleven commune:


  1. Synthèsis des Plans de Securité Alimentaire des Communes du Cercle Nara 2007-2011 (PDF) (in French), Commissariat à la Sécurité Alimentaire, République du Mali, USAID-Mali, 2007CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link).
  2. Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Koulikoro) (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la StatistiqueCS1 maint: unrecognized language (link).

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