in Bamako Region, Mali

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
12.650 and -8.000 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 12° 38' 59" and W -8° 0' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - XOF
Spoken languages:
French, Bambara
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:23 AM (Friday)
Timezone: Africa/Bamako
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:16 am and 6:45 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-12.302 and 168.820 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Mali in Western Africa

Safety Score: 4,6 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning it is not safe to travel Mali.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Mali. Last Update: 2024-04-19 08:03:45

Delve into Bamako

Bamako in Bamako Region with it's 1,297,281 habitants is located in Mali. It's the capital of this country.

Current time in Bamako is now 11:23 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Bamako with an UTC offset of zero hours. We know of 7 airports close to Bamako. The closest airport in Mali is Senou Airport in a distance of 9 mi (or 14 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kati, Koulikoro, Figuira-Toma, Kangaba and Kolokani. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 41°C / 105 °F

Morning Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Evening Temperature 41°C / 105 °F
Night Temperature 33°C / 92 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 5%
Air Pressure 1009 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 90% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Saturday, 20th of April 2024

40°C (104 °F)
33°C (92 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Sunday, 21st of April 2024

40°C (104 °F)
35°C (94 °F)
Scattered clouds, moderate breeze.

Monday, 22nd of April 2024

39°C (102 °F)
35°C (94 °F)
Broken clouds, moderate breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Bamako Radisson Blu Hotel

2,3 mi
2566 Bamako

Time Information

Checkout: 00:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

Plaza Hotel

1,4 mi

Time Information

Checkout: 14:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

ONOMO Bamako

0,8 mi
Quartier du Fleuve Between roads 308-305

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 18:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 18:00

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Vidéo Grande marche à Bamako contre l’autonomie ou le fédéralisme du Nord Mali

Published: September 26, 2014
Length: 20:41 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Maliweb - - Actualités maliennes - Nouvelles du Mali.

Budapest-Bamako 2015: Favoritem do Afriky

Published: March 12, 2015
Length: 21:07 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Aleš Gill

Movie made during our journey to Bamako while participating in Rally Budapest-Bamako 2015. More than two weeks behind the wheel, and two days on the ferry. Whole that in 25 years old Skoda...

MALI - 3 complices présumés arrêtés après l’attentat de Bamako

Published: March 19, 2015
Length: 18:55 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: FRANCE 24

Abonnez-vous à notre chaîne sur YouTube : En DIRECT - Suivez FRANCE 24 ici : MALI - Les forces spéciales maliennes ont arrêté trois complices...

Roda exterieur ACL Capoeira Bamako

Published: June 04, 2013
Length: 44:03 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Luis Panichelli

Roda extérieur du groupe ACL Bamako, pendant le stage de pâques a Djelibougou, Bamako, Mali. Monitor Banderas - Association Capoeira Lausanne Mars 2013 ...

Mali: Alltag in Bamako | Journal

Published: January 26, 2013
Length: 00:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: DW (Deutsch)

Nach der Intervention der französischen Armee im Norden Malis kehrt die Normalität zurück in die Hauptstadt Bamako. Doch Touristen sucht man noch vergeblich hier. Mehr Informationen unter...

Wedding Bamako

Published: April 19, 2014
Length: 27:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: DjembeDirk

Video of a wedding in Bamako on February 20, 2011.

Opération de sensibilisation dans les SOTRAMA - Samedi 7 juin à Bamako - République du Mali

Published: June 19, 2014
Length: 31:51 min
Rating: 5 of 5

Le collectif #EnsembleNousSommesUnPeuple Lance une grande opération de sensibilisation auprès des usagers de SOTRAMAS. Samedi 7 juin 2014 à Bamako - République du Mali ......... Parce...

Primera misión a Bamako

Published: February 06, 2013
Length: 25:56 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: MinDefensa

El destacamento 'Marfil' ha realizado su primera misión de apoyo en Mali. El avión 'Hércules' del Ejército del Aire transportó efectivos de las Fuerzas Armadas francesas desde Dakar a...

MODE - Défilé Angélique Diedhiou au Festival DAOULABA 2015 à Bamako

Published: February 16, 2015
Length: 27:10 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Mali Buzz TV

Voir Plus de VIDÉOS sur la web TV: - JRI (photo et vidéo), Webmaster, Community Manager, Infographe -

Tourbillon à Bamako

Published: December 12, 2014
Length: 17:38 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Tourbillon à Bamako

Comédie Malienne de Dominique PHILIPPE, réalisée en 2012 à Bamako. Après avoir fait le tour des Festivals Africains (Montréal, Helsinki, Los Angeles, Washington, Tunis, Cannes, Lausanne,...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali, with a population of 1.8 million (2009 Census, provisional). In 2006, it was estimated to be the fastest growing city in Africa and sixth fastest in the world. It is located on the Niger River, near the rapids that divide the upper and middle Niger valleys in the southwestern part of the country. Bamako is the nation's administrative center. The city proper is a cercle in its own right.

Located at 12.65, -8 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bamako, Regional capitals in Mali, Cercles of Mali, Populated places in Mali, Capitals in Africa, Capital districts and territories, Regions of Mali, Communities on the Niger River

National Museum of Mali

The National Museum of Malí (French: Musée national du Mali) is an archaeological and anthropological museum located in Bamako, the capital of Mali. It presents permanent and temporary exhibits on the history of Mali, as well as the musical instruments, dress, and ritual objects associated with Mali's various ethnic groups.

Located at 12.6586, -7.9993 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures completed in 1982, Archaeological museums, National museums, Museums in Mali, Buildings and structures in Bamako, Museums established in 1982, Laureates of the Prince Claus Award

National Library of Mali

The National Library of Mali (French: Direction nationale des Bibliothèques et de la Documentation) is a public library located in Bamako, Mali. The National Library was first created by the Institut Français d’Afrique Noire, an arm of the French colonial government, in 1944. Following Mali's 1960 independence, this library became the Government Library; it would later be renamed again as the National Library of Mali.

Located at 12.6325, -8.01528 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Bamako, Malian culture, National libraries, Libraries established in 1944

Stade Modibo Kéïta

Stade Modibo Keïta is a multi-purpose stadium in Bamako, Mali. It is currently used mostly for football matches, serving as a home ground for AS Real Bamako and, occasionally, the national team. The stadium holds 35,000 people and is named after President Modibo Keïta.

Located at 12.6597, -7.99306 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Mali, Buildings and structures in Bamako, Multi-purpose stadiums

BCEAO Tower (Bamako)

The BCEAO Tower (fr. Tour de la BCEAO) in Bamako, Mali, at 20 stories is the tallest building in the West African nation. It sits of the north ("right→") bank of the Niger River in the city center of Bamako. Classified as Neo-Sudanic architecture, the tower is modeled on the Sudano-Sahelian architecture of the famous Mosques of Djenné and Timbuktu.

Located at 12.6327, -7.9985 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Mali, Neo-Sudanic Architecture, Buildings and structures in Bamako

Bamako Grand Mosque

Bamako Grand Mosque is a mosque in the city centre of Bamako, Mali. Built on the site of a pre-colonial mud-brick mosque, the current Mosque was built through funding from the Saudi Arabian government at the end of the 1970s. One of the tallest structures in Bamako, the Mosque is situated north of the Niger River near the central Market (Grand Marche) and the colonial era Bamako Cathedral.

Located at 12.6469, -7.99306 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mosques in Mali, Buildings and structures in Bamako

Martyrs Bridge (Bamako)

The Martyrs Bridge (Pont des martyrs) of Bamako Mali connects the older sections of the Malian capital to its broad suburbs on the south shore of the Niger River. One of two road bridges across the Niger at Bamako, it is also known as the "Old Bridge". Opened in 1957 when Mali was under French Colonial rule it was renamed the Martyrs Bridge after independence in 1961. Martyrs Bridge connects two of the main avenues of the city.

Located at 12.6303, -7.99194 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bridges in Mali, Buildings and structures in Bamako, Crossings of the Niger River, Bridges completed in 1957

2012 Malian coup d'état

The 2012 Malian coup d'état began on 21 March, when mutinying Malian soldiers, displeased with the management of the Tuareg rebellion, attacked several locations in the capital Bamako, including the presidential palace, state television, and military barracks. The soldiers, who said they had formed the National Committee for the Restoration of Democracy and State, declared the following day that they had overthrown the government of Amadou Toumani Touré, forcing him into hiding.

Located at 12.65, -8 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
2010s coups d'état and coup attempts, 2012 in Mali, Conflicts in 2012, Military coups in Mali, Tuareg rebellions

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Bamako.

Other districts

These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Bamako.

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Bamako.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Bammaco, Bamaku, Bammako, Bamako, ባማኮ, باماكو, Бамако, Bamakɔ, Μπαμάκο, باماکو, Bamaco - Bamako, במקו, Բամակո, BKO, Bamakó, バマコ, 바마코, Bamakas, 巴馬科