Bamako

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Bamako
View of Bamako and Bamako Bridge.
View of Bamako and Bamako Bridge.
Bamako is located in Mali
Bamako
Bamako
Location of Bamako in Mali
Coordinates: 12°38′45″N 7°59′32″W / 12.64583°N 7.99222°W / 12.64583; -7.99222Coordinates: 12°38′45″N 7°59′32″W / 12.64583°N 7.99222°W / 12.64583; -7.99222
Country Mali
RegionBamako Capital District
CercleBamako
Founded17th century
Population
 (2006)
 • Total1,690,471

Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali. It is on the Niger River, near the rapids that divide the Upper and Middle Niger Valleys, in the southwestern part of the country.

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