Gao Destination Guide
Delve into Gao in Mali!
Gao in the region of Gao Region with it's 87,000 residents is located in Mali - some 588 mi (or 946 km) North-East of Bamako, the country's capital.
Current time in Gao is now 12:35 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Bamako" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Ouagadougou, Gorom Gorom, Dédougou, Boulsa, Niamey or Arabou. While being here, make sure to check out Tofadafor, Tinel, Tarachart, Tabakor, Sidibe and Bagoundie as well. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
Tomb of Askia
The Tomb of Askia, in Gao, Mali, is believed to be the burial place of Askia Mohammad I, one of the Songhai Empire's most prolific emperors. It was built at the end of the fifteenth century and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCO describes the tomb as a fine example of the monumental mud-building traditions of the West African Sahel. The complex includes the pyramidal tomb, two mosques, a cemetery and an assembly ground.
Located at 16.27, -0.04 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Gao-Saney is the medieval town close to Gao, the capital of the Gao Empire, situated on the eastern Niger Bend in the present-day Republic of Mali. Its ruins are four km distant from the royal town of Gao. Gao-Saney became well-known among African historians because French administrators discovered here in a cave covered with sand in 1939 several finely carved marble stelae produced in Almeria in Southern Spain.
Located at 16.27, -0.04 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Gao International Airport
Gao International Airport, also known as Korogoussou Airport, is an airport in Gao, Mali.
Located at 16.27, -0.04 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tilemsi is a commune in the Cercle of Gao in the Gao Region of south-eastern Mali. The principal town lies at Tine Aouker. As of 1998 the commune had a population of 2,088.
Located at 16.27, -0.04 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
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