Kidal

Kidal (Tuareg Berber: ⴾⴸⵍ, KDL, Kidal) is a town and commune in the desert region of northern Mali. The town lies 285 km (177 mi) northeast of Gao and is the capital of the Kidal Cercle and the Kidal Region. The commune has an area of about 9,910 km2 (3,830 sq mi) and includes the town of Kidal and 31 other settlements.[2]

Kidal
ⴾⴸⵍ
Commune and town
A craftsmen's house
Kidal
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 18°26′20″N 1°24′30″E
CountryMali
RegionKidal Region
Cercle (district):Kidal Cercle
Area
  Total9,913 km2 (3,827 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[1]
  Total25,617
  Density2.6/km2 (6.7/sq mi)

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