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Mali

Republic of Mali
  • République du Mali  (French)
  • Mali ka Fasojamana  (Bambara)
Flag of Mali
Coat of arms of Mali
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Un peuple, un but, une foi" (French)
"One nation, one goal, one faith"
Anthem: Le Mali  (French)
Location of  Mali  (green)
Location of  Mali  (green)
Location of Mali
Capital
and largest city
Bamako
12°39′N 8°0′W / 12.650°N 8.000°W / 12.650; -8.000
Official languages French
National languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym Malian
Government Unitary semi-presidential republic
• President
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
Modibo Keita
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
• from Francea
20 June 1960
• as Mali
22 September 1960
Area
• Total
1,240,192 km2 (478,841 sq mi) (23rd)
• Water (%)
1.6
Population
• April 2009 census
14,517,176 (67th)
• Density
11.7/km2 (30.3/sq mi) (215th)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$30.990 billion
• Per capita
$1,843
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$11.880 billion
• Per capita
$707
Gini (2010) 33.0
medium
HDI (2013) Steady 0.407
low · 176th
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Drives on the right
Calling code +223
ISO 3166 code ML
Internet TLD .ml

Coordinates: 17°N 4°W / 17°N 4°W / 17; -4

Mali (Listeni/ˈmɑːli/; French: [maˈli]), officially the Republic of Mali (French: République du Mali), is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi). The population of Mali is 14.5 million. Its capital is Bamako. Mali consists of eight regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara Desert, while the country's southern part, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers. The country's economy centers on agriculture and fishing. Some of Mali's prominent natural resources include gold, being the third largest producer of gold in the African continent, and salt. About half the population lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 (U.S.) a day. A majority of the population (90%) are Muslims.


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