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Mali: Geography#

Locationinterior Western Africa, southwest of Algeria, north of Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso, west of Niger
Geographic Coordinates17 00 N, 4 00 W 17.0,-4.0
Area total: 1,240,192 sq km
land: 1,220,190 sq km
water: 20,002 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 1240192
DBpedia: 1240187
Geoname: 1240000
Infoplease: 1240000
Britannica: 1248574
Wolfram: 1240000

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Land boundariestotal: 7,243 km
border countries: Algeria 1,376 km, Burkina Faso 1,000 km, Guinea 858 km, Cote d'Ivoire 532 km, Mauritania 2,237 km, Niger 821 km, Senegal 419 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Senegal River 23 m
highest point: Hombori Tondo 1,155 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Hombori Tondo 1155 m; Kavorou 1045 m; Kéra 1006 m

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Terrainmostly flat to rolling northern plains covered by sand; savanna in south, rugged hills in northeast
Natural Hazardshot, dust-laden harmattan haze common during dry seasons; recurring droughts; occasional Niger River flooding
Natural Resourcegold, phosphates, kaolin, salt, limestone, uranium, gypsum, granite, hydropower note: bauxite, iron ore, manganese, tin, and copper deposits are known but not exploited
Land Usearable land: 5.53%
permanent crops: 0.1%
other: 94.37% (2011)
Climatesubtropical to arid; hot and dry (February to June); rainy, humid, and mild (June to November); cool and dry (November to February)
Irrigated Land2,358 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources100 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation; soil erosion; desertification; inadequate supplies of potable water; poaching
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Bamako; Sikasso; Mopti; Koutiala; Kayes
According to Geonames: Bamako; Sikasso; Mopti; Koutiala; Ségou

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Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; divided into three natural zones: the southern, cultivated Sudanese; the central, semiarid Sahelian; and the northern, arid Saharan