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R=Religions-90% of the religion is Muslim, 5% is Christian and 5% is traditional African religion.

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Most of Mali's population farmed poor soils with primitive technology tackled many problems and supported themselves and imperial states.

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10 World Heritage Sites in West African to Visit Before You Die

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Africa | Part of a mud mosque in Bani. Not as grand as the famous one in Mali, but built on the same lines. | © Rhoda1 on Wanderlust

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Dogon Door, Koundou Guina, Mali. Since the Dogon language is oral, the Dogon often record their history in wood carvings, such as this door. This door deals with Dogon Cosmology and the Dogon migration that took place during the 12th to 15th centuries from ancestral lands to their current location on the Bandiagara Escarpment. | © **El-Len** on flickr

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Great Mosque in Djenne, Mali is the largest adobe (mud-brick) building in the world & a stunning example of the local architecture, the mosque is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site & one of Africa’s most famous landmarks drawing visitors from around the world.

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