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Where is Mali?

map showing the location of Mali

Located in the continent of Africa, Mali covers 1,220,190 square kilometers of land and 20,002 square kilometers of water, making it the 24th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,240,192 square kilometers.

Mali became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Mali is 14,533,511 (2012) and the nation has a density of 12 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Mali is the CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF). As well, the people of Mali are refered to as Malian.

The dialing code for the country is 223 and the top level internet domain for Malian sites is .ml.

Mali shares land borders with 7 countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal.

To learn more, visit our detailed Mali section.

Quick facts

Population 14,533,511
Density 11.9 / km2 ( 30.8 / mi2 )
Language French
Independence Year 1960
Capital Bamako (Bamako)
Currency CFA Franc BCEAO
GDP 12,074,473,002 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 831 (2014 data)
Land Area 1,220,190 km2 (471,118 mi2)
Water Area 20,002 km2 (7,723 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The Niger, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, Cote D'Ivoire
Minimum Longitude -12.240
Maximum Longitude 4.240
Mininum Latitude 10.160
Maximum Latitude 25.000

What is the capital of Mali?

map showing the location of Mali
Location of Bamako on a map.

Bamako is the capital city of Mali. It has a population of 1,297,281, and is located on a latitue of 12.65 and longitude of -8.

Bamako is also the political center of Mali, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Bamako, the Capital Of Mali

City Bamako
Country Mali
Population 1,297,281
Longitude -8.00000000
Latitude 12.65000000
Elevation 338 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Mali

Rank City Population
#1Bamako1,297,281
#2Sikasso144,786
#3Mopti108,456
#4Koutiala99,353
#5Segou92,552
#6Gao87,000
#7Kayes78,406
#8Markala53,738

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.