Kayes

/kayz/, n.
a city in W Mali. 34,100.

* * *

Mali
      town, western Mali, western Africa. It lies along the Sénégal River. Kayes is both the terminus of Sénégal River traffic and an important stop on the Mali Railway (Regie des Chemins de Fer du Mali; in Senegal, Regie des Chemins de Fer du Senegal). Southeast of Kayes is the French fort of Medine, constructed in 1855 and the site of an unsuccessful siege in 1857 against the French by al-Hājj ʿUmar (founder of the Tukulor Empire). The area in which Kayes is situated has an economy based on subsistence agriculture. The most important crop is peanuts (groundnuts), and some livestock is raised. Pop. (1998 prelim.) 67,262.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kayes — Kayes …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kayes — puede hacer referencia a dos localidades en África: Kayes (Congo). Kayes (Malí). Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llegaste aquí a través de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kayes — v. de l E. du Mali, sur le fleuve Sénégal; 67 000 hab.; ch. l. de la rég. du m. nom. Terminus de la navigation sur le Sénégal. Voie ferrée Dakar Bamako. Kayes fut la capitale du pays jusqu en 1907 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kayes —   [französisch kaj], Stadt in Westmali, am Senegal (Fähre), der ab hier schiffbar ist (Juli Oktober), 67 000 Einwohner; Verwaltungssitz der gleichnamigen Region, katholischer Bischofssitz; Marktzentrum (Rinder und Schafhandel);… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kayes — Kayes, russische Insel an der Nordwestküste von Nordamerika …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Kayes — Infobox Settlement name = PAGENAME official name = other name = native name = Kayi , Xaayi nickname = settlement type = total type = motto = translit lang1= translit lang1 type=Bambara translit lang1 info= Kayi translit lang1 type1=Soninké… …   Wikipedia

  • Kayes — 1 Original name in latin Kayes Name in other language Jacob, Kai, Kajes, Kaye, Kayes, Ka Кайес State code CG Continent/City Africa/Brazzaville longitude 4.20493 latitude 13.28608 altitude 165 Population 58737 Date 2013 04 13 2 Original name in… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Kayes — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Kayes est une ville du Mali la Région de Kayes est une région du Mali le District de Kayes est un district de la Région de Bouenza en République du Congo… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kayes — ► Región del SO de Malí; 119 763 km2 y 1 058 575 h. Cap., la c. homónima (67 000 h) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Kayes — This interesting surname has five possible origins; firstly, it may be of Anglo Saxon origin, and an occupational name for a maker of keys, or for someone who held the office of key bearer, from the Olde English pre 7th Century caeg meaning key.… …   Surnames reference

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.