Mali By: Megan Mumphrey

Welcome to Mali! I will be telling you a lot of information and facts about this country. I hope you enjoy my virtual tour of Mali!

Location is the position on the Earths surface.

Mali is located in West Africa. The country's capital is Bamako. The exact location is 12.6N, 8.0W.

Video caption: Facts about Mali.

Video caption: City of Mali.

This landform is Mount Hombori. It is the highest point of Mali (1,153 meters). It has caves that were inhabited more than 2,000 years ago.

Mali's climate is very wet and hot. The rainy season is from June to October. Winter is from October to February. Extremely hot weather is from March to June.

Climate year around in Mali.
Dry season.
Wet season.

The countries that border Mali are Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d'lvoire, Guinea, Senegal, and Mauritania.

The bodies of water found in Mali is the Niger River and the Senegal river.

Niger River.

Place is the physical and human aspects of a location

Some natural resources found in Mali are uranium, gold, salt, limestone, and granite.

Malijet uranium.
Digging for gold in Mali.
Salt vendors in Mali.
Mali Alan Pass.
Antient African beads found in Mali.

There are a lot of cultural groups found in Mali. Some are Bambara, Tuareg, Dogon, Songhai, Senufo, and Fulani.

Songhai culture
Fulani culture.
Bambara culture.

The main religion that is practiced is Muslim.

Understanding the religion in Mali.
Muslim religion.
Muslim religion.

There is a lot of holidays in Mali. Some are Africa day (25 May), Armed Forces day (20 January), Martyrs' Day (26 March), Easter Monday (17 April), and Korité (25 June).

Africa day in Mali.

Video caption: Liberia peacekeeping troops in Mali.

Video caption: It Is the morning of Tabaski, also known as Feast of Sacrifice. They are preparing to sacrifice sheep. It is a Muslim holiday.

The type of government that exists in Mali is a republic government. Mali got their independence on September 22, 1960. Mali places as the one of the 10 poorest nations. The president of Mali is Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. He has been president since 2013.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, president of Mali.

Human-Environment Interaction is the relationship between people and their environment, or how they work together

Type of crops grown in Mali are rice, millet, sorghum, maize, and cotton.

Rice grown in Mali.
Millet grown in Mali.
Cotton being grown in Mali.

Four-fifths of people work in agriculture. They work mainly in subsistence farming. They have many cottage industries also.

Cotton farming.
Food processing.

Video caption: Ways to gain farming methods around Mali.

Mali has a lot of endangered species. Some are the African elephant, the African gray parrot, the African lion, the African mahogany, and the African wild dog.

African Elephant.
African Lion.
African Wild Dog.

Environmental problems that exist in Mali are desertification, deforestation, soil erosion, and drought.

Deforestation in Mali.
Soil erosion in Mali.

Region is strictly maintained, such as countries or continents.

The type of education system that exists in the country is free schooling. They start with primary schooling at the age 7. They would do six years of it, and then move it secondary schooling. Secondary schooling is generally divided into two three-year cycles.

Mali education.
Children in Mali learning.
Basic classroom for children to learn.

The total population of Mali is 18.1 million people. Mali's density is 14.

Population of Mali.
Density of Mali.

The area of Mali is 478,800 square miles.

The per capita GDP of Mali is 720.82 USD.

Mali per capita GDP

The life expectancy for males in Mali is 58.2. The life expectancy for females in Mali is 58.3.

The literacy rate for Mali is 38.7%.

Mali is located in tropical grassland climate region.

Mali's climate region.

People, things such as goods, as well as communications.

The goods that are imported to Mali are oils, distillation products, boilers, salt, and cement.

Mali imports.
Cement imported to Mali.

The goods that are exported from Mali are perals, precious stones, metals, and coins.

Mali exports.
Mali coins.

The Mali flag has 3 vertical strips. It is green, yellow, and red. The Malian flag was adopted on march 1, 1961.

Malian flag.

Mali gain its independence fully on 31 March 1960 because France agreed to the federation of Mali becoming independent.

Mali doesn't have a lot of technology. They have ASTC.

Malian people at a technology lab.

Popular transportation modes in Mali are Mali water taxis, buses, and trains.

Mali water taxis.
Mali buses.
Mali trains.

Current events in Mali.

4 gunmen were attacked at a hotel on Monday hosting an EU military training mission.

Military attack.

Video caption: This talks about the hotel attack.

Mali went into a state of emergency because a spate of attacks by armed groups killed dozens and destabilized the desert country. 17 soldiers were killed. 35 were wounded.

Military soldiers in Mali.

Video caption: This is about to the attack.

Travel Brochure.

Video caption: What traveling to Mali is like.

A place that would be fun to go to is the National Museum of Mali. It has all of the history of Mali in it. People usually spend up to 3.5 hours in there.

National Muesum of Mali.

Another place to visit is Great Mosque of Djenné. It is a large banco or adobe. It is the largest mud brick building.

Great Mosque of Djenné.

A cool place to visit would be Mount Hombori. It is a beautiful mountain, near the town of Hombori. It has caves that inhabited more than 2,000 years ago.

Mount Hombori.

Finally, the best place you could go is the National Zoo of Mali. There are over 100 animal species there. It is a beautiful park.

Zoo National du Mali.

Day in the life of a high school resident.

Most teens in Mali don't go to school. They stay at home and work. Some teens do go to school though. Malians love their music. They listen to all sorts of genres. Music to malians is very important. The way they dress is very unique. Their clothes are colorful. Boys in Mali like to play soccer for fun also.

Malian clothing.
Malian boys playing soccer.
Malians listening to music.
Created By
Megan Mumphrey


Created with images by 3dman_eu - "globe algeria niger" • a hundred visions and revisions - "untitled image" • Marco Bellucci - "Mosque of Kani Bonzon" • Martijn.Munneke - "Dogon" • jeanotr - "Fleuve Niger à Niamey" • workshop.segou - "100_2548" • TREEAID - "Stack of millet reed" • upyernoz - "Kalabougou potters" • Martijn.Munneke - "Waterput" • Ganksy - "African Elephant" • Just chaos - "African Lion" • Derek Keats - "African painted dog, or African wild dog, Lycaon pictus at Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana." • Richard Allaway - "Roadside Desertification Management" • Vision d'afrique - "Village Bozo Mali 7" • - "Street repairs, Bamako (Mali)"

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