Arrondissements of Mali (outlined in white), with Cercles in grey and Regions in black.
Arrondissements of Mali (outlined in white), with Cercles in grey and Regions in black.

The cercles of Mali are divided into arrondissements. These are further divided into 703 communes, 19 urban and 684 rural. Unlike communes or cercles, arrondissements have no administrative power or elected officials: they are merely territorial divisions or used to divide administrative duties. Often the borders of communes and arrondissements coincide, rendering the arrondissement demarcation of the territory superfluous.

The arrondissements are listed below, by region and cercle:

Bamako Capital District

Gao Region

Ansongo Cercle

Bourem Cercle

Gao Cercle

Menaka Cercle

Kayes Region

Bafoulabe Cercle

Diema Cercle

Kita Cercle

Kenieba Cercle

Kayes Cercle

Nioro du Sahel Cercle

Yélimané Cercle

Kidal Region

Abeibara Cercle

Kidal Cercle

Tin-Essako Cercle

Tessalit Cercle

Koulikoro Region

Banamba Cercle

Dioila Cercle

Kangaba Cercle

Koulikoro Cercle

Kolokani Cercle

Kati Cercle

Nara Cercle

Mopti Region

Bandiagara Cercle

Bankass Cercle

Djenné Cercle

Douentza Cercle

Koro Cercle

Mopti Cercle

Tenenkou Cercle

Youwarou Cercle

Ségou Region

Bla Cercle

Barouéli Cercle

Macina Cercle

Niono Cercle

Ségou Cercle

San Cercle

Tominian Cercle

Sikasso Region

Bougouni Cercle

Kolondieba Cercle

Kadiolo Cercle

Koutiala Cercle

Sikasso Cercle

Yanfolila Cercle

Yorosso Cercle

Tombouctou Region

Diré Cercle

Goundam Cercle

Gourma-Rharous Cercle

Niafunke Cercle

Timbuktu Cercle

See also