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Kangaba

Kangaba
Commune and town
Entrance to Kangaba
Entrance to Kangaba
Kangaba is located in Mali
Kangaba
Kangaba
Location in Mali
Kangaba is located in Africa
Kangaba
Kangaba
Kangaba (Africa)
Coordinates: 11°56′N8°25′W / 11.933°N 8.417°W / 11.933; -8.417Coordinates: 11°56′N8°25′W / 11.933°N 8.417°W / 11.933; -8.417
Country   Mali
Region Koulikoro Region
Cercle Kangaba Cercle
Population
 • Total 17,232 [1]
Time zone UTC+0 (GMT)

Kangaba is a town, commune, and seat of the Kangaba Cercle in the Koulikoro Region of south-western Mali.[2]

The area was once the Kangaba Province under the Mali Empire.[3]

Kamablon, a circular brick building with a conical-shaped roof, exists in a bara, or large public place, at the center of town.[4] It is currently being considered as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.[4] The septennial re-roofing ceremony is listed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as of 2009.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Kangaba - TipTopGlobe".
  2. ^ "Previsions de desserte des communes pour la periode de 2001-2005"(PDF). Mali Reforme Telecom. Archived from the original(PDF) on August 29, 2004. Retrieved February 11, 2009.
  3. ^ Wilks,Ivor. Wangara, Akan, and Portuguese in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries (1997). Bakewell, Peter (ed.). Mines of Silver and Gold in the Americas. Aldershot: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Limited. pp. 16–17. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ a b Kamablon - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved on 2009-03-27.
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