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The Five Themes of Geography within Mali. Brad, Brittany C., Kelly, Megan, Natalie TE 401 Section 7 Social Studies Methods Michigan State University. Location. The Absolute Location of Mali. 13ºN, 4ºW. The relative location of Mali. Western Africa, Southwest of Algeria . Place.

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the five themes of geography within mali

The Five Themes of Geography within Mali

Brad, Brittany C., Kelly, Megan, Natalie

TE 401 Section 7

Social Studies Methods

Michigan State University

the relative location of mali
The relative location of Mali
  • Western Africa, Southwest of Algeria
physical human characteristics of mali
Physical/human characteristics of Mali
  • Physical characteristics include:
    • African
    • 27% urban
    • 73% rural
  • Human characteristics include:
    • Female life expectancy: 50
    • Male life expectancy: 47
    • 7.1 children per woman
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Human-Environment

Relationships

human interactions of mali
Human Interactions of Mali

How humans interact with this environment:

  • Use the Niger River for bathing, household cleaning and trading
  • Are experiencing effects from deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, inadequate supplies of drinking water and poaching
  • 80% of the labor force is engaged in farming and fishing
trade and religious ideas of mali
Trade and religious ideas of Mali
  • Trade:
    • Exports-Cotton, gold, livestock: 323 Million
    • Imports-Petroleum, machinery and equipment, construction materials, food and textiles: 1.858 Billion
    • Niger River used as transportation for trading
    • Trade Partners- China, Pakistan, Thailand, Italy, Germany, India, Bangladesh, France, Senegal, Cote D’ivoire
  • Religious ideas:
    • 90% Islam
    • 9% Indigenous beliefs
    • 1% Christian
mali s regions
Mali’s Regions:
  • Divided into three natural zones
  • The Southern, cultivated Sudanese
  • The Central, semiarid Sahelian
  • The Northern, arid Saharan
our slogan of mali
Our Slogan of Mali

“ ‘Dirt’ Poor ”