Description

The Cercle of Dioila, which is located deep in the heart of Malian cotton country, become a region in 2018 as part of the national decentralization plan put into motion by the Algiers Peace Accord. The population of Dioila, which is part of the geo-cultural zone known as Banico, is dominated by ethnic Bamana who are mainly farmers. There is also has a significant Peul population, who are semi-nomadic herders and famers. Dioila borders the regions of Segou, Sikasso, and Koulikoro, and is not far from the nations capital, which allows young people who go to the nations capital to study or work, and still stay connected.