At its peak in the mid-14th century, the Malian Empire was one of the largest and wealthiest of its era. Its largest city, Timbuktu, achieved international renown as a center of trade, culture and religion. More » History Middle Ages

Mali is located in West Africa. It is a land-locked nation that borders neighbors Algeria, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Guinea and Burkina Faso. Mali has a land area of 480,000 square miles with a population of 14.5 milli... More » Geography Africa

The ancient West African kingdoms of Ghana and Mali gained their wealth by capitalizing on the trans-Saharan trading of gold and salt. Both empires took advantage of the abundance of minerals in the region to build up su... More » Geography Africa
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