When you say Timbuktu, what comes to mind is a place in the far reaches of the world. Some even think that Timbuktu is somewhat of a legend and not an actual, historical place. True enough, it has remained a mystery to the western world until the early 1800s. Timbuktu, if you still do not know, is in Mali in Western Africa. It is located at the edge of the Sahara Desert, right by the Niger River. Its unique geographical location has made it an ideal point in the trade routes and most important city in Africa...
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