Mali By: Lilly dattilo

Location

The country of Mali is in the Northern Hemisphere, while half of it is in the Eastern Hemisphere and the other half is in the Western Hemisphere. Mali is also on the continent of Africa.

The bordering country's of Mali are Niger, Algeria, Mauritania, Burkin Faso, Côte D'ivoire, Guinea, and Senegal.
The Capital of Mali is Bamako with the coordinates of 14°N, 16°W.

Physical Characteristics

Mali lies between the tropical zone and the temperate zone. This makes Mali a tropical country .

These are all the major physical features that are in Mali. These physical features are The Sahara Desert, The Niger River, The Senegal River, and the Futa Jallon Mountains. Also they have Mount Hombori Tondo which is the tallest mountain in Mali.

Population

The total population in Mali is 17.3 million people, which isn't very much. Mali's population density is 36.7 people per square mile which is not crowded. The growth rate of Mali is 3% which means it's growing fast compared to 1.064% the world growth rate.

These pictures represent the five largest cities in Mai. The largest city is Bamako with 1.804 million people. Then is Sikasso with144,786 people. The next city is Kayes with 127,368 people living there. Next is Mopti with 114,296 people. Lastly, is Koutiala,Sikasso with a population of 137,919 people.
By this picture you can tell that my country Mali is definitely a rural country. It's rural due to how much more it's related to a country then a town.

Economics

In my country only 3.56 migrants leave to my country per 1,000 people. Now 9.26 people come to it per 1,000 people. So that saying more people come to Mali then leave it.

Mali is a definite developing country. The first reason is because of the low literacy rate. It's literacy rate is only a 33.4% which means if you don't have a high literacy rate you probably don't have many schools or teachers and most probably can't read. The next reason is the 54.95 years they have for life expectancy. As a rule, if your life expectancy is that low you probably don't have a lot of doctors or medicine to help you get better. The last reason is because of the GDP per capita. They only get $1,100 per person in a year. They probably don't get much money and they probably can't pay for doctors and medicine which will affect their health. As you can see, my country Mali is a developing country due to the very low, GDP, life expectancy, and literacy rate.

Culture

Mali has many languages, but these are the main ones spoken: French which is there official language, Bambara which is 46.3%, Peul/Foolbe which is 9.4%, Dogon which is 7.29%, and Maraka/Soninke which is 6.4%. Mali also has 13 national languages.

This is Muslim which is 94.8% of Mali's religion. The other main religions are Christian which is 2.4%, and Animist which is only 2%.
The first picture is Muslim and some characteristics and facts are that when you are Muslim you can only believe in one god. They also can't eat pork because of their beliefs. The next picture is Animist. They believe that animals, plants, rivers, mountains, and other entities in nature contain an inner spiritual essence. They also believe in many gods.

Works Cited

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Geography Alive!: Regions and People. Plato Alto, CA: Teacher's Curriculim Institute, 2006. Print

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Wolfram Group LLC. Wolfram Geography Course Assistant. Version 1.2. Computer Software. https://itunes.apple.com

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Created with images by Free Grunge Textures - www.freestock.ca - "Mali Grunge Flag" • WikiImages - "africa continent aerial view"

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