Barouéli (var. Baraouéli) is a town and Cercle (district) in the
Ségouregion of central Mali. Barouéli is directly south of Ségou Cercle, and directly north of KoulikoroCercle.
The Commune of Barouéli is composed of the town of Barouéli and forty surrounding villages, with an estimated population of 47000 in 2001 (15000 in Barouéli town proper).
The Cercle of Barouéli contains the Communes of Barouéli, Boidié, Dougoufié, Guendo, Kalabé, Konobougou, N’Gassola, Sanando, Somo, Tamani and Tesserla.
Once located in the center of the
Bambara Empire, the area's population is overwhelmingly Bambara.
The town's football club
AS Bakaridjan de Barouéli, plays in the top level Malien Premiere Division.
It contains the forests of Barouéli, Tamani, and Boidié, which have come under pressure from overexploitation.
*Portions of this article were translated from the French language Wikipedia article Barouéli.
* [http://gis.cancer.gov/new/mali.html Malaria transmision studies in the rural towns of Kemena and Sougoula, Barouéli] .
University of Mali, Bamako and the United States Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease(NIAID),
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.