It is famous for its mud brick (adobe) architecture, most notably the Great Mosque of Djenné, originally built in 1220 and rebuilt in 1907. In the past, Djenné was a centre of trade and learning, and has been conquered a number of times since its founding. Its historic city center was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. Administratively it is part of the Mopti Region.
Djenné is the oldest known city in sub-Saharan Africa and is situated on the floodlands of the Niger and Bani rivers, 220 miles southwest of Timbuktu.
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