Mount Hombori

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Mount Hombori
Hombori Tondo from Hombori.JPG
Hombori Tondo
Highest point
Elevation 1,155 m (3,789 ft) [1]
Listing Country high point
Coordinates 15°15′26″N 1°40′08″W / 15.25722°N 1.66889°W / 15.25722; -1.66889Coordinates: 15°15′26″N 1°40′08″W / 15.25722°N 1.66889°W / 15.25722; -1.66889
Geography
Mount Hombori is located in Mali
Mount Hombori
Mount Hombori
Location of Mount Hombori in Mali
Location Mali

Mount Hombori (Hombori Tondo) is a mountain in Mali's Mopti Region, near the town of Hombori. At 1,153 meters, it is the highest point in Mali.

Biodiversity[edit]

Mount Hombori is an important location for biodiversity in the Sahel, with 150 different species of plants along with various species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects on its two-square-kilometer plateau surface.

Flora[edit]

In contrast to the surface of the plateau, the surrounding 10,000 square kilometers of flatlands contain only about 200 different species of plants. A major contributing factor to Hombori's biodiversity is a lack of cattle grazing at the summit, which is protected on all sides by sheer cliffs. For many species of plants, including bombax costatum, Hombori is the northernmost point of their distribution, demonstrating its importance as a haven for many southern species. [2]

Fauna[edit]

Mount Hombori is home to some animal species, namely reptiles and birds, but also some species of mammals including the rock hyrax and olive baboon. [3]

Archaeology[edit]

Mount Hombori is a significant archaeological site, with caves inhabited more than 2,000 years ago.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hombori Tondo" on Peakbagger.com Retrieved 2 October 2011
  2. ^ "Projet Hombori: biodiversity". www.hombori.org. Retrieved 2017-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Fauna - complementary informations". www.hombori.org. Retrieved 2017-10-30.