Tilemsi may refer to two communes in Mali:
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Aguelhok or Adjelhoc is a rural commune and village in the Kidal Region of eastern Mali in the Tessalit Cercle. In the census of 2009 the commune had a population of 8,080.
The cercles of Mali are divided into arrondissements. These are further divided into 703 communes, 19 urban and 684 rural. Unlike communes or cercles, arrondissements have no administrative power or elected officials: they are merely territorial divisions or used to divide administrative duties. Often the borders of communes and arrondisements coincide, rendering the arrondissement demarcation of the territory superfluous.
Goundam Circle is a second-level administrative subdivision of the Tombouctou Region in northern Mali. Its administrative center is the town of Goundam, although the most populous commune is that of Tonka. In the 2009 census, the circle had a population of 150,150.
Gao Cercle is an administrative subdivision of the Gao Region of north-eastern Mali. The administrative center (chef-lieu) is the town of Gao.
Tarkint is a village and commune in the Cercle of Bourem in the Gao Region of north-eastern Mali. The village is 70 km (43 mi) northeast of Bourem and 123 km (76 mi) from Gao. Tarkint extends for 23,000 km2 and includes part of the Tilemsi Valley. In the 2009 census Tarkint had a population of 19,082.
Tilemsi is a commune in the Cercle of Gao in the Gao Region of south-eastern Mali. The principal town lies at Tine Aouker. As of 1998 the commune had a population of 2,088.
Tine Aouker is a small town and seat of the Commune of Tilemsi in the Cercle of Gao in the Gao Region of south-eastern Mali.
Kel Malha is a village and seat of the commune of Tilemsi in the Cercle of Goundam in the Tombouctou Region of Mali.
Tilemsi is a commune of the Cercle of Goundam in the Tombouctou Region of Mali. The seat lies at Kel Malha. In the 2009 census the commune had a population of 7,296.
Congosaurus is an extinct genus of dyrosaurid mesoeucrocodylian. Fossils have been found from Lândana, in Angola and date back to the Paleocene epoch. In 1952 and 1964 Congosaurus was proposed to be synonymous with Dyrosaurus. The genus was later thought synonymous with Hyposaurus in 1976 and 1980. It has since been proven a distinct genus of dyrosaurid separate from both Dyrosaurus and Hyposaurus.
The Tuareg Shield is a geological formation lying between the West African craton and the Saharan Metacraton in West Africa. Named after the Tuareg people, it has complex a geology, reflecting the collision between these cratons and later events. The landmass covers parts of Algeria, Niger and Mali.
The Pharusian Ocean is an ancient ocean that existed from 800 to 635 million years ago, between the break-up of the Rodinia supercontinent and the start of formation of the Gondwana supercontinent.
The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa or the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa, was a militant Islamist organisation that broke off from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb with the intended goal of spreading jihad across a larger section of West Africa, as well as demanding the expulsion of all French interests that operates in West Africa, which they regard as "colonialist occupiers".
The Battle of Hamakouladji was a skirmish fought between a unit of the Malian army and MOJWA jihadists that took place in the Malian village of Hamakouladji, located 40 km north of Gao, in the municipality of Tilemsi.
The mining industry of Mali is dominated by gold extraction which has given it the ranking as the third largest in Africa. Artisanal miners play a large part in the mining of diamonds. The other minerals extracted are rock salt and semiprecious stones. Phosphates are mined in the Tilemsi Valley. In 2013, gold exports were of the order of 67.4 tonnes, nearly a 50% increase over the production in 2012 which is attributed mainly to the contribution of 20.7 tonnes made by artisanal mining. Gold, followed by cotton, is the top export item making a large contribution to the economy of the country.
Karkarichinkat comprises two archaeological sites located in West Africa within the Lower Tilemsi Valley of Eastern Mali. The sites were first recorded by Raymond Mauny in 1952., and subsequently excavated by Andrew Smith and Katie Manning.
The Battle of Timetrine was a battle between French forces and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) militants in Timetrine, in Tessalit.
Ahmed al-Tilemsi was a Malian terrorist, a commander in the Insurgency in the Maghreb and the co-founder of the extremist islamist organization known as MOJWA. He was one of the perpetrators of the In Amenas hostage crisis which killed 67 people and gained Tilemsi a $5 million bounty set by the U.S. He was killed in a skrimish with French forces in Mali on December 11th, 2014.