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Mali

Home to several past African empires.

Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is bordered by Algeria to the north, Niger to the east, Burkina Faso to the south, Guinea to the south-west, Senegal to the west, and Mauritania to the north-west. The capital of Mali is Bamako and the official languages are French and Bambara.

Mali was once part of the great Mali Empire, which was one of the largest empires in West Africa. Today, Mali is a poor country, but it is rich in culture and history. If you are interested in learning about West African culture and history, Mali is the perfect place for you.

Mali is home to three of the world's ten largest rivers. The Niger River runs through the country's desert north, while the Senegal and Bani Rivers flow through the more humid south. About 80% of the country's land is covered by the Sahara Desert. The Sahel, a band of semi-arid tropical savanna runs across the country, from Senegal in the west to Chad and Sudan in the east.

Some of the most popular dishes in Mali are rice, beans, and stews. Mali is also known for its delicious African sweets.

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