Mali Profile

Location

Mali is a landlocked country located in West Africa. Mali is bordered by Algeria to the north, Niger to the east, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast to the south, Guinea to the south-west and Senegal and Mauritania to the west. The country is just 1,240,000 square kilometers. Its capital city is Bamako.

Population

Mali has an estimated population of over 14,517,176

Economy

The Central Bank of West African States handles the financial affairs of Mali and additional members of the Economic Community of West African States. Between 1992 and 1995, Mali implemented an economic adjustment programme that resulted in economic growth and a reduction in financial imbalances. The gross domestic product (GDP) has risen and currently its approximately 17.6% annual

Languages

Mali is a multilingual country. The languages spoken there reflect ancient settlement patterns, migrations and its long history. Ethnologue counts 50 languages. Of these French is the official language and Bambara is the most widely spoken.

Religious beliefs

An estimated 90 percent of Malians are Muslim and 5 percent are Christian, the remaining 5 percent of Malians adhere to indigenous or traditional animist beliefs.

Climate

Mali climate differs from one place to another. Northern Sahara zone in Mali experiences hot and dry climate whereas the climate of Mali in the subtropical southern part is hot and humid

General Information about Mali has been summarized to include the following;

Background and Geography of Mali
Economy of Mali
Membership of regional and International Organizations
Population and Health of Mali
Transport system in Bamako Mali

For more reading

http://www.mapsofworld.com/mali/geography/climate.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13881370

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