tropical, dry winters, hot, humid summers.
Naturally-occurring disasters: recurrent drought.
Terrain: flat, valleyed plains, hills to the east and south-east.
Arable land: 13%
Permanent farmland: 0%
Permanent pasture land: 22% Forest: 50%
Agriculture: groundnuts, sesame, sorghum, cotton, millet, maize,
rice, livestock products.
Natural resources: manganese, limestone, marble, small gold
deposits, copper, nickel, bauxite, lead, phosphate, zinc, silver.
Vegetation: savannah with the occasional bush, and bushland
with small trees. In the savannah the most common plants are
baobabs, thorny acacias and dom palms.