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Mali Discovered Essay

879 words - 4 pages

Mali Discovered
Geography 100

Table of Contents;
I History/Introduction
II Landforms, Graduation Process
III Weather and Climate
IV Population
V Culture
VI Political
VII Appendix/Bibliography

I History/Introduction
Mali is a country of almost 16 million people. The official language spoken is French, but there is about 10 others spoken as well. The population is over 50% Mande with a wide combination of Peul, Voltaic, Songhai, Tuareg and Moor. The religion of almost every person is Muslim, a whopping 94%! There has been an ethnic rebellion in the country and the Militia to the North has caused the country to be divided. The military was overthrown in the Northern ...view middle of the document...

Mali is very close to the Tropic of Cancer so it has a tropical climate. Mali has three main seasons and has distict Summer and Winter months. The rainy season lasts between June to October. The Winter season is between October and February, which is followed by an extremely dry and hot season which lasts until June.
The climate in Mali is extremely hot with average temps between 24 and 32C. The norther regions experience less rainfall throughout the year and the southern regions have heavy downpour throughout the rainy June to October season. They experience a dry Harmattan wind, which is unique to Mali which blows in the month of December.

IV Population

The population in Mali has a stedeay growth for the past 12 years of an average rate of 3.01%. The main population is under the age of 14 with a staggering 47%. The main populations live in rural areas near the rivers. The life expentancy is 54 years in Mali for both sexes. The infant mortality rate is poor with 106 deaths per 1000 infants which ranks them 2 in the world. There is a high risk to women during child birth as well as they rank 16th for deaths to women at birth.

V Culture

With the poulation of Mali being a mix of many ethnic groups, such as the Bambara, Tuareg, Dogon, Songhai, Senufo and Fulani. Each group has their own customs and traditions, but Malians are pretty relaxed about their different cultures. Over 90% of the population is Muslim and the mosques are an important part of their social and cultural life. Music is also an important part of the Malian...

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