Bamako Tourism

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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. Bamako's river port is located in nearby Koulikoro, along with a major regional trade and conference center. Bamako is the seventh-largest West African urban center after Lagos, Abidjan, Kano, Ibadan, Dakar, and Accra. Locally manufactured goods include textiles, processed meat, and metal goods. Commercial fishing occurs on the Niger River. The name Bamako (Bàmakɔ̌ in Bambara) comes from the Bambara word meaning "crocodile tail".

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Facts and Stats for Bamako*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bamako

    Know the pollution level of Bamako before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Bamako: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bamako for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bamako.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.17 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 29.17 (Low)
    • Drug offense 40 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Bamako - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.34 (High)
    • Climate Index 61.13 (High)
    • Pollution Index 86.21 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bamako

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bamako

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.34 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 15.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 11.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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