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Geography of Mali

Mali is a landlocked nation in West Africa, located southwest of Algeria, extending south-west from the southern Sahara Desert through the Sahel to the Sudanian savanna zone. Malis size is 1.240.192 square kilometers. Desert or semi-desert covers about 65 percent of Malis total area 1.240.192 square kilometers. The Niger River creates a large and fertile inland delta as it arcs northeast through Mali from Guinea before turning south and eventually emptying into the Gulf of Guinea. The territory encompasses three natural zones: the southern cultivated Sudanese zone, central semi-desert Sahe ...


Bambouk is a traditional name for the territory in eastern Senegal and western Mali, encompassing the Bambouk Mountains on its eastern edge, the valley of the Faleme River and the hilly country to the east of the river valley. It was a formally described district in French Sudan, but in 1895, the border between Sudan and Senegal was moved to the Faleme River, placing the western portion of the district within Senegal. The term is still used to designate the region, but there is no formal administrative area with that name. According to Martin Meredith, the Carthaginians used Berber nomads ...


List of ecoregions in Mali

By major habitat type: South Saharan steppe and woodlands. West Saharan montane xeric woodlands. Sahara desert. (Пустыня Сахара)



Hodh or El Hodh is a region of West Africa. Previously administered as part of French Sudan, the area was transferred to French Mauritania in 1944, apparently on a whim of the colonial governor Laigret. The transfer was still resented upon Malis independence. Formerly more fertile, it is now largely a barren waste. He gave the name of modern Moorish regions course-Ech Gharbi and Hodh Gharbi.