About Mali and Ouelessebougou
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Ouélessébougou is a town and rural commune in the Cercle of Kati Koulikoro Region of south-western Mali. The commune covers an area of approximately 1,118 square kilometers and includes the town of Ouélessébougou and 44 villages. In the 2009 census the commune had a population of 50,056.
Ouelessebougou Alliance partners with 25 villages in and around Ouelessebougou commune. The villages we partner with are highlighted on the map.
The 25 villages have a total population of approximately 22,500. Village populations range from 500-1400 people. The native language is Bamanankan, although some villagers know French phrases. 90% of Malians are Muslim. In rural villages, people may still adhere to indigenous or animist beliefs.