Republic of Mali is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 15,494,466, making it the 66th largest
national population. Its capital and largest city is
Bamako with a total population of 1,809,106. The country encompasses
1,240,192 square kilometers making it the 24th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Algeria, Niger, Burkina
Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and Mauritania.

President Dioncounda Traore  is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds that
position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Interim Prime Minister Django Cissoko is recognized as the Head of
Government and achieves that status through appointment by the president and holds that position five years. Its form of
government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 22nd of January 1992.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are French, Bambara and numerous African languages. It counts among its
major religions Muslim, Christian and indigenous beliefs. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 28 FM, 1 Short
Wave and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Hombori Tondo, its highest point at 1,155 meters and the Senegal River, its lowest point at 23
meters. Its principal waterway is the Niger River, which measures 1,815 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are food processing; construction; phosphate
and gold mining. Its official currency is Communaute Financiere Africaine franc.

Here’s something you may not know about Mali. The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960
as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was
renamed Mali.
Bamako- Mali's capital
and largest city
Huge rock formation in
the Sahara in front of
movie looking storm
Malian women  in
traditional dress
Sunset on the Niger
Tradtional House in
Hombori Tondo- Mali's
highest point
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Tradtional Mali
vegetable soup
Dust storm heading to
Updated 31 January 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
1% (2009 est.)


Elephants on the Niger
River bank
Mud Mosque of Djenne
Touaregs near Kidal-
Mali's easternmost
near the border with
Algeria and Niger
Lac Debo
Mali's border with
Burkina Faso
Houses on the Guinea
Road, Mali
by Sociolingo Africa on Flickr
Road from Nampala on
the Mauritania border
Niger River at the Mali
border with Niger
Pont-de-Keyes, Mali's
westernmost point on
the border with Senegal
Senegal River on
Mali's border with
Sikasso- Mali's
southernmost point on
the border with Cote
Camel train carrying
salt from Taoudenni-
Mali's northernmost
point near the border
with Algeria and
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Mopti on the Niger