About Segou Region, Mali
Ségou Region is an administrative region in Mali. The region is bordered by Sikasso Region on the south, Tombouctou and Mopti on the east, Burkina Faso to the southeast and the Koulikoro Region to the west. Its administrative capital is the town of Ségou.
The main towns are Ségou, San, Niono, Dioro and Markala, with the latter been the principal location of Mali’s hydroelectric dam.
The people of Ségou Region consists of mainly of the Bambara, Soninke, Bozo, Toucouleur and Malinke ethnic groups. The main language spoken is Bambara or Djoula.
Economic activities of Segou Region
The major economic activity is farming by the Bambara people who have the highest populace in the region. The people of Bozos are the second most populous ethnic group. Their economy is based on solely on fishing and cattle rearing. Ségou Region is renowned for its pottery, market and fishing industry. Ségou produces the most part of Mali's national food. Commercial activity lies solely on the small scale exchange and sale of products, at the weekly large Ségou market. The main products sold are pottery, vegetables, cotton, gold, leather, fruits, ovens, cattle and cereals.
Attractions in Segou Region
Major attractions in Segou Region include an old mosque, Coulibaly's tomb and an ancient tree. The main landmark and attraction at the city centre is the water tower. It is enchanting to watch the Malinké, Maninka, and Mandinka people who are closely related to Bambaras. They have the same costumes, beliefs and religious practices as the Bambaras. The Marka, Saracollé and Soninke are merchants and warriors. Bozo people are regarded as the masters of water and they handle transportation because of their knowledge in the river by Niger.
Best hotels in Segou Region
For the best accommodation in Segou Region, Mali look online to see our list of hotels. These hotels are equipped with all the amenities required by guests to enjoy a comfortable stay in town.
Hotel Moba-So in Segou, Mali lies close to the Niger Cliff. The hotel overlooks Fleuve Niger channel, it provides free WiFi service and the hotel's rooms are well equipped. The onsite restaurant and bar serves a variety of meals and drinks. An onsite parking space is available and security guards watch the hotel's premises. Hotel Dounanke lies close to the sea in Segou, Mali. The hotel just about 10 minutes away from Fleuve Niger. Book a hotel in Segou online now at the best rates available online. You can pay immediately online or on arrival at the hotel.
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