Background and geography of Mali

Mali is a landlocked country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal and Mauritania to the west, Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, and Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Guinea to the south.

Land Area of Madagascar

Agriculture                  396, 190 Square kilometers

Forest                          124,900 Square kilometers

Water                             20,002 Square kilometers

Desert                           699,100 Square kilometers

Total Land area        1,240,192 Square kilometers


Mali has eight regions and one capital district, Bamako. The regions are divided into 49 cercles. The cercles and district are divided into 703 communes.


Mali’s highest mountain is Mount Hombori (Hombori Tondo) located in Mopti Region, near the town of Hombori.  It is 1,155 meters high.

Longest River: The Niger is the longest river in Mali flowing for 1,693 kilometers.

National Parks

Mali has 3 National parks. The Boucle du Baoulé National Park which lies in western Mali, in Kayes and Koulikoro Regions is the largest national park covering an area of 25,330 km².


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