Cercle Bandiagara Cercle
Local time Tuesday 3:15 PM
|Region Mopti Region|
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
|Weather 38°C, Wind N at 18 km/h, 13% Humidity|
Sangha (sometimes spelled Sanga) is a rural commune in the Cercle of Bandigara in the Mopti Region of Mali. The commune contains around 44 small villages and in the 2009 census had a population of 32,513. The administrative centre (chef-lieu) is the village of Sangha Ogol Leye, one of a cluster of small villages at the top of the Bandiagara Escarpment.
Map of Sanga, Mali
The commune is known as a centre for traditional religion with many temples and shrines, and as a base for visitors to the local Dogon villages. Most of the ethnographic work by Marcel Griaule was carried out among the Dogon of Sangha.