Gao, Region
   A region in Mali. The bulk of it is desert, and it once composed two-thirds of the total area of Mali. In 1977, the northwestern part of Gao was turned into the region of Timbuktu. In 1991, the cercle of Kidal was separated as an autonomous region. The total area of the Gao region is 170,572 square kilometers. Its population of 495,178 lives along the Niger River. The population is primarily Songhay, Tuareg, Maure, and Peul. Prior to the 1968-1974 droughts, the region boasted one million head of cattle and about two million goats and sheep. The droughts killed 50 percent of the herds. In 1974, about 60,000 refugees sought shelter and aid in camps set up in Gao by the government and foreign aid donors. The Gao and Timbuktu regions were the most seriously devastated by the 1984-1985 droughts.

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