in Gao, Mali

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
16.272 and -0.045 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 16° 16' 18" and W -0° 2' 40"
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: 01:16 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Bamako
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:41 am and 6:16 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-16.208 and 179.933 (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: 2024-04-20 08:25:34

Discover Gao

Gao in Gao with it's 87,000 citizens is a town in Mali about 588 mi (or 946 km) north-east of Bamako, the country's capital city.

Current time in Gao is now 01:16 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Bamako with an UTC offset of zero hours. We know of 6 airports near Gao. The closest airport in Mali is Gao Airport in a distance of 3 mi (or 5 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Mali is Tomb of Askia in a distance of 6 mi (or 10 km), East.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Bourem, Ansongo, Tin-Akoff, Oursi and Deou. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 41°C / 107 °F

Morning Temperature 28°C / 83 °F
Evening Temperature 43°C / 109 °F
Night Temperature 33°C / 91 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 4%
Air Pressure 1006 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (5 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 5% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Sunday, 21st of April 2024

41°C (107 °F)
35°C (94 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Monday, 22nd of April 2024

40°C (104 °F)
35°C (95 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2024

40°C (105 °F)
36°C (97 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Videos from this area

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Gao - Alpha Oumar Almahadi1

Published: October 12, 2013
Length: 14:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Daouda Maiga

Gao - Alpha Oumar Almahadi

Published: October 11, 2013
Length: 41:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Daouda Maiga

Gao - Alpha Oumar Almahadi Al waladou Lillfirache

Published: October 12, 2013
Length: 50:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Daouda Maiga

Qu'est-ce que dit le Coran lors d'une manifestation dans le nord du Mali.

Vidéo-choc des voleurs amputés de main et de pied par les islamistes à Gao(Mali).

Published: September 15, 2012
Length: 21:35 min
Rating: 2 of 5
Author: Satigui SIDIBE

Les islamistes du MUJAO(mouvement pour l'unicité du jihad en afrqiue occidental) qui occupent la région de Gao depuis que le nord du Mali est tombé aux mains des islamistes d'aqmi et d'ancardine...

Onze helikopters werken goed in Mali

Published: March 01, 2013
Length: 41:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Belgian Defense

De twee A109-helikopters zijn vandaag gestationeerd in Gao in Mali in het kader van de operatie Serval. Nochtans rezen er bij sommigen twijfels over de doeltreffendheid van onze toestellen.

Nos hélicoptères remplissent totalement leur tâche au Mali

Published: March 01, 2013
Length: 16:11 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Belgian Defense

Deux hélicoptères A109 belges sont actuellement basés à Gao au Mali dans le cadre de l'opération Serval. Pourtant, certains doutent de l'efficacité de nos appareils.

Overzicht bouw Kamp Castor

Published: September 22, 2014
Length: 18:20 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: defensie

De bouw van het Nederlandse Kamp Castor in Mali vordert. Water- en elektriciteitsvoorzieningen en communicatiemiddelen werken steeds beter. Zo is Kamp Castor gereed voor de aankomst van de...

Mali: Fleuve Niger Vue Du Ciel

Published: February 10, 2019
Length: 24:54 min
Rating: 0 of 5

Sahara #Aventure #Afrique #Mali #Niger #Algérie #Tenere #Ichoumar #Nomade #Assouf #Gao #VueduCiel Fleuve Niger VUE DU CIEL. Musique Kader ...

Projection publique à Gao du film GAO, la résistance d'un peuple

Published: February 16, 2019
Length: 41:50 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Africa Dynamo

Le 7 février 2019 a eu lieu au Gouvernorat de la ville de Gao la première projection publique du film de Kassim Sanogo GAO, la résistance d'un peuple. Merci à ...

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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.

Tomb of Askia

The Tomb of Askia, in Gao, Mali, is believed to be the burial place of Askia Mohammad I, one of the Songhai Empire's most prolific emperors. It was built at the end of the fifteenth century and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCO describes the tomb as a fine example of the monumental mud-building traditions of the West African Sahel. The complex includes the pyramidal tomb, two mosques, a cemetery and an assembly ground.

Located at 16.2897, -0.0444444 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1490s architecture, Buildings and structures in Mali, World Heritage Sites in Mali, African architecture, Gao Region


Gao-Saney is the medieval town close to Gao, the capital of the Gao Empire, situated on the eastern Niger Bend in the present-day Republic of Mali. Its ruins are four km distant from the royal town of Gao. Gao-Saney became well-known among African historians because French administrators discovered here in a cave covered with sand in 1939 several finely carved marble stelae produced in Almeria in Southern Spain.

Located at 16.2508, -0.00305556 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gao Region

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
جاو, Гао, Γκάο, گائو, גאו, GAQ, ガオ, 가오, กาโอ, Ґао, گاو, 加奥