Republic of Mali

Motto

“Un peuple, un but, une foi” (french)
“One nation, one goal, one faith”

Anthem

“Le Mali” (french)
“Mali”

Geography

Capital: Bamako
Largest City: Bamako
Total area: 1,240,192
Climate: subtropical to arid, hot and dry, rainy, humid, and mild, cool
Natural resources: Gold, phosphates, kaolin, salt, limestone,uranium,
gypsum, granite, hydropower, bauxite, iron ore, manganese, tin, and copper deposits
Border countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal

People and Society

Population: 16,955,536
Demonym: Malian
Languages: French (official), Bambara, Peul/foulfoulbe, Dogon,
Maraka/Soninke, Malinke, Sonrhai/Djerma, Minianka, Tamacheq, Senoufo
Ethnic groups: Mande, Peul, Voltaic, Songhai, Tuareg, Moor
Religions: Muslim, Christian, Animist

Government

Independence: 22 September 1960 (from France)
Government type: Republic
Chief of state: Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA (since 2013)

Economy

Currency: West African CFA franc
Exports: Cotton, gold, livestock
Industries: Food processing, construction, phosphate and gold mining

Tourism and Attraction

Bamako
Timbuktu
Sankore Mosque
Cliff of Bangiagara- Land of the Dogons
The old towns of Djenné
The National Museum of Mali

Sources:
The World Factbook