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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Mali



Amazing incoming from  Mali (Tumbuktu)!

 officially the Republic of Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres The population of Mali is 14.5 million. Its capital is Bamako. Mali consists of eight regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara Desert, while the country's southern part, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers. The country's economy centers on agriculture and fishing. Some of Mali's prominent natural resources include gold, being the third largest producer of gold in the African continent, and salt.

Timbuktu also spelled as Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is an ancient city in Mali, situated 20 km  north of the Niger River. The town is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. It had a population of 54,453 in the 2009 census.

Special thanks to project Postcard from Timbuktu (https://www.postcardsfromtimbuktu.com) !