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