Koulikoro (Bambara: ߞߎߟߌߞߏߙߏ tr. Kulikoro) is a town and urban commune in Mali. The capital of the Koulikoro Region, Koulikoro is located on banks of the Niger River, 59 kilometres (37 mi) downstream from Mali's capital Bamako.

Commune and town
View over Koulikoro
View over Koulikoro
Koulikoro is located in Mali
Location within Mali
Coordinates: 12°51′40″N 7°33′30″W / 12.86111°N 7.55833°W / 12.86111; -7.55833Coordinates: 12°51′40″N 7°33′30″W / 12.86111°N 7.55833°W / 12.86111; -7.55833
Country Mali
CercleKoulikoro Cercle
Urban CommuneKoulikoro
 (2009 census)[1]
 • Total43,174
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Koulikoro is the terminus of the Dakar-Niger Railway which was completed in 1904.[2] Between August and November, at the end of the rainy season, goods are transported down the Niger River to Ségou, Mopti, Tombouctou and Gao. Navigation is not possible upstream of Koulikoro because of the Sotuba Rapids near Bamako.


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  1. ^ Resultats Provisoires RGPH 2009 (Région de Koulikoro) (PDF) (in French), République de Mali: Institut National de la Statistique.
  2. ^ Clozel, François-Joseph (1912). Haut--Sénégal--Niger (Soudan franc̜ais): séries d'etudes pub. sous la direction de M. le gouverneur Clozel. E. Larose. p. 72.
  3. ^ a b "Verein für Städtepartnerschaft und Zusammenarbeit Bous e.V." (in German). Retrieved 2014-03-16.

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