Commune and town
Entrance to Kangaba
Entrance to Kangaba
Kangaba is located in Mali
Location in Mali
Kangaba is located in Africa
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
 • 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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