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Subject: Mali Empire, Koulikoro Region, List of empires, Kouroukan Fouga, Ghana Empire
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Commune and town

Entrance to Kangaba
Location in Mali

Coordinates: 11°56′N 8°25′W / 11.933°N 8.417°W / 11.933; -8.417Coordinates: 11°56′N 8°25′W / 11.933°N 8.417°W / 11.933; -8.417

Country  Mali
Region Koulikoro Region
Cercle Kangaba Cercle
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kangaba is a town and commune and seat of the Cercle of Kangaba in the Koulikoro Region of south-western Mali.[1]

The area was once the Kangaba Province under the Mali Empire.

Kamablon, a circular brick building with a conical-shaped roof, exists in a bara, or large public place, at the center of town.[2] It is currently being considered as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.[2] The septennial re-roofing ceremony is listed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as of 2009.


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