Koutiala is a city in Mali in the administrative region of Sikasso, and is located 140 km north of the city of Sikasso.
Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa, a region geologically identified with the West African Craton. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 18 million. Its capital is Bamako.