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Mali Geography

Mali's Information

Flag of Mali
Land Area 1,220,190 km2
Water Area 20,002 km2
Total Area 1,240,192km2 (#23)
Population 17,467,108 (#64)
Population Density 14.32/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $38.09 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,300
Currency Franc (XOF)
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Mali's landscape is mostly a savanna grassland that rolls into higher plateaus as you move north. Rugged hills with elevations that reach upwards of 3,280 ft (1,000 m) dot the northeast.

Approximately 65% of the country is covered by desert or semi-desert.

The lowest point of the country is the Senegal River at 75 ft (23 m); the highest point of Mali is Hombori Tondo at 3,789 ft (1,155 m).

The largest rivers in Mali are the Niger and Senegal. Considered to be Mali's lifeblood (its source of food, drinking water, irrigation and transportation) the Niger River snakes through roughly 2,600 miles (4,180 km) of western Africa.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Mali Trivia

What are the largest ethnic groups in Mali?

The Bambara are the largest ethnic group in the country making up about 36.5% of the total population in the country. Fulani makes up about 15% of the population and Sarakole 11%. Other ethnic groups include Senufo, Dogon, and Malinke.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Mali

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