Mali, a landlocked country in Western Africa, shares a border with Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Côte d’Ivoire on the south, Guinea to the south-west, Senegal and Mauritania to the west, and Algeria to the north. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. Its population is over 16 million and the country’s size is 1,240,192 sq. km.
Bamako is the capital. There are eight regions in Mali and its north reaches into the Sahara while the south contains the Niger and Senegal rivers. Agriculture and fishing are cornerstones of the economy, while resources include salt, gold, and uranium.
Official languages: French
Currency: West African CFA franc
Dialing code: +223
Time zone: GMT ( UTC +0)
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