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Mali is divided into eight regions and one capital district. Each of the regions bears the name of its principal city. The regions are divided into 49 cercles. The cercles and the capital district are divided into 703 communes.[1]

The regions are numbered, originally west to east, with Roman numerals.[2] The capital Bamako is administered separately and is in its own District.

The eight regions and the Bamako District are listed below. The population figures are from the 2009 census.[3]

Region name Region number Area (km2) Population
Gao Région VII 170,572 544,120
Kayes Région I 120,760 1,996,812
Kidal Région VIII 151,430 67,638
Koulikoro Région II 90,120 2,418,305
Mopti Région V 79,017 2,037,330
Ségou Région IV 64,947 2,336,255
Sikasso Région III 71,790 2,625,919
Tombouctou Région VI 497,926 681,691
Bamako Unnumbered 252 1,809,106


  1. Loi N°99-035/ Du 10 Aout 1999 Portant Creation des Collectivites Territoriales de Cercles et de Regions (PDF) (in French), Ministère de l'Administration Territoriales et des Collectivités Locales, République du Mali, 1999CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link).
  2. Évaluation de la coopération décentralisée franco-malienne La coopération décentralisée franco-malienne, état des lieux, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
  3. Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la StatistiqueCS1 maint: unrecognized language (link).

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