Country's codes

International phone code for Mali: +223

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: MLI

    2 letters (internet domain): .ML

    Digital country code 466

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode): -

Olympic country code: MLI

FIFA code: MLI


Useful country information

Total area:  478,767 sq mi (1,240,000 sq km)

Population (2022 est.): 20.86 million

Capital and largest city (2022 est.): Bamako, 2,713,000

Capital City
Bamako: Capital City Profile

Monetary unit: CFA Franc

National name: Rpublique de Mali

Current government officials

Languages: French (official), Bambara 46.3%, Peul/foulfoulbe 9.4%, Dogon 7.2%, Maraka/soninke 6.4%, Malinke 5.6%, Sonrhai/djerma 5.6%, Minianka 4.3%, Tamacheq 3.5%, Senoufo 2.6%, unspecified 0.6%, other 8.5%. note: Mali has 13 national languages in addition to its official language

Ethnicity/race: Mande 50% (Bambara, Malinke, Soninke), Peul 17%, Voltaic 12%, Songhai 6%, Tuareg and Moor 10%, other 5%

Religions: Muslim 94.8%, Christian 2.4%, Animist 2%, none 0.5%, unspecified 0.3% (2009 Census)

National Holiday: Independence Day, September 22


Background:

Most of Mali, in West Africa, lies in the Sahara. A landlocked country four-fifths the size of Alaska, it is bordered by Guinea, Senegal, Mauritania, Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, and the Cte d'Ivoire. The only fertile area is in the south, where the Niger and Senegal rivers provide water for irrigation.

Caravan routes have passed through Mali since A.D. 300. The Malinke empire ruled regions of Mali from the 12th to the 16th century, and the Songhai empire reigned over the Timbuktu-Gao region in the 15th century. Morocco conquered Timbuktu in 1591 and ruled over it for two centuries. Subjugated by France by the end of the 19th century, the land became a colony in 1904 (named French Sudan in 1920) and in 1946 became part of the French Union. On June 20, 1960, it became independent and, under the name of Sudanese Republic, was joined with the Republic of Senegal in the Mali federation. However, Senegal seceded from the federation on Aug. 20, 1960, and the Sudanese Republic then changed its name to the Republic of Mali on Sept. 22.

Since his reelection in 1997, President KONARE has continued to push through political and economic reforms and to fight corruption. In 1999 he indicated he would not run for a third term. In keeping with Mali's two-term constitutional limit, KONARE stepped down in 2002 and was succeeded by Amadou TOURE, who was subsequently elected to a second term in 2007. The elections were widely judged to be free and fair.



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