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Throughout the Sahel, rammed earth is widespread, as exemplified by this medieval mosque in Burkina Faso
Sahel savanna and its namesake acacias at the beginning of the short summer rainy season
The Sahel region in Africa: a belt up to 1,000 km (620 mi) wide that spans 5,400 km (3,360 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea
BiomeTropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
  • South Saharan steppe and woodlands
  • East Saharan montane xeric woodlands
  • West Saharan montane xeric woodlands
  • Inner Niger Delta
  • Lake Chad flooded savanna
  • Sudd flooded grasslands
  • East Sudanian savanna
  • West Sudanian savanna
  • Ethiopian montane forests
AnimalsCamels, horses
Bird speciesMigratory birds
Mammal speciesOryx, Gazelles, African buffalo
Area3,053,200 km2 (1,178,800 sq mi)
  • Senegal
  • Mauritania
  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Central African Republic
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Eritrea
Elevation200 and 400 meters (660 and 1,310 ft)
RiversSenegal, Niger, Nile
Climate typeHot Semi-arid (BSh)

The Sahel region (/səˈhɛl/; from Arabic ساحل (sāḥil [ˈsaːħil]) 'coast, shore') or Sahelian acacia savanna is a biogeographic region in Africa. It is the transition zone between the more humid Sudanian savannas to its south and the drier Sahara to the north. The Sahel has a hot steppe climate and stretches across the southernmost latitudes of North Africa between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea. Although geographically located in the tropics, the Sahel does not have a tropical climate.

Especially in the western Sahel there are frequent shortages of food and water due to its very high government corruption and the semi-arid climate. This is exacerbated by very high birthrates across the region causing a rapid increase in population. In recent times, various coups, insurgencies, terrorism[1] and foreign interventions took place in many Sahel countries, especially across former Françafrique.

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