The Kingdom of Mali

By: Ran Trakhtengerts

Location

The Kingdom of Mali was located on the Atlantic coast and extended inland to Timbuktu.

Government

The Kingdom was separated into provinces, each ruled by a governor who followed the King. The provinces contained villages led by local religious rulers who collected taxes and sent them to the kings.

Economy

Mali became wealthy and powerful because of the gold and salt trade. Most of the people were farmers who grew grains.


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The Kingdom of Mali ended in 1359 because of civil wars which divided Mali.


Visual

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The Great Mosque at Djenne