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The Five Themes of Geography within Mali

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  1. The Five Themes of Geography within Mali Brad, Brittany C., Kelly, Megan, Natalie TE 401 Section 7 Social Studies Methods Michigan State University

  2. Location

  3. The Absolute Location of Mali 13ºN, 4ºW

  4. The relative location of Mali • Western Africa, Southwest of Algeria

  5. Place

  6. 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

  7. Human-Environment Relationships

  8. 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

  9. Movement

  10. 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

  11. Region

  12. Mali’s Regions: • Divided into three natural zones • The Southern, cultivated Sudanese • The Central, semiarid Sahelian • The Northern, arid Saharan

  13. Our Slogan of Mali “ ‘Dirt’ Poor ”