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Mali Facts

  • Name: Mali
  • Capital City: Bamako (1,809,106 pop.)
    (2,757,234 metro)
  • Mali Population: 15,968,882 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
    (conversion rates)

    West African CFA franc
    5000 West African Francs
  • Ethnicity: Mande 50% (Bambara, Malinke, Soninke), Peul 17%, Voltaic 12%, Songhai 6%, Tuareg and Moor 10%, other 5%
  • GDP total: $18.28 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Bamako, Sikasso, Mopti, Koutiala, Kayes Ndi, Segou
  • Name: Mali is named after the ancient West African Kingdom, and translates to, "Hippopotamus," in Malinke and Bamana.
  • National Day: September 22
  • Religion: Muslim 90%, Christian 1%, indigenous beliefs 9%
  • Symbols

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.