|Land Area||1,220,190 km2|
|Water Area||20,002 km2|
|Total Area||1,240,192km2 (#23)|
|Government Type||Semi-presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$38.09 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$2,300|
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Mali remains relatively dry, with a climate that varies from subtropical to arid as you move north.
The cool, dry season runs November through February, with the rainy season lasting from June through September.
Beginning in October, the Harmattan trade wind blows sand, grit and dry air across the country. The hottest time of the year is March through June.
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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.