Mali Empire

By 1350, the empire covered about 1,240,140 square kilometers. It ruled over 400 cities, towns, and villages. At the time, only the Mongol Empire was larger.

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The total area of the empire included almost all of the land between the Sahara and the coastal forests, areas of the modern states of Senegal, southern Mauritania, Mali, northern Burkina Faso, western Niger, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, and northern Ghana.