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The Great Mosque of Djenne
Jump to: navigation, search Great Mosque of Djenné The Great Mosque's signature trio of minarets overlooks the central market of Djenné. Basic information Location Mali Djenné, Mali Geographic coordinates 13°54′19″N 4°33′20″W Affiliation Islam Region Mopti Cercle Djenné Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque Architectural description Architectural type Mosque Architectural style Islamic, Sudano-Sahelian Completed 1907 Specifications Height (max) 16 Minaret(s) 3 Materials Mud The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest mud brick or adobe building in the world and is considered by many architects to be the greatest achievement of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style, with definite Islamic influences. The mosque is located in the city of Djenné, Mali, on the flood plain of the Bani River. The first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907. As well as being the centre of the community of Djenné, it is one of the most famous landmarks in Africa. Along with the "Old Towns of Djenné" it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
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