Thursday, December 7, 2017

MALI ~ Harbour - Mopti ~

... Great postcard nr2 from world traveler David's African adventure... and congratulations, he now has been to all countries on the African continent☝... don't think many people can say that... at the river harbour primary and most important is the loading and unloading of cargo and passengers... you can even see horses on the "Tombouctou", a large passenger boat o͜͡o... the city of Mopti is also called "the Venice of Mali" thanks to the pinnaces (ship's boat) each with their unique colors that lines the port... Big Thanks once more David!! (✿ ♥‿♥)

Mopti is located at the confluence of the Niger and Bani rivers in eastern Mali. Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become an important commercial town and the centre of Mali’s fishing and livestock industries.

The town is located on three islands and is one of the most densely populated areas in Mali. The harbour is situated along the Bani River in the Inner Niger Delta.

 Major crops grown in the surrounding area are onions, millet, rice, cassava, and peanuts. Livestock raising and fishing are also significant.

The major population groups are the Dogon, Fulani, Bambara, Bozo, Bwa, Songhai, and Tukulor.

Photo: Diango Cissé


Timbuktu Manuscripts
(Issued 2015)

Exhibits from the National Museum
(Issued 2001-2003)

Fauna - Wild Cats
(Issued 11-01-2014)

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