Mali Facts and History

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Flag of Mali
National Flag of Mali

Interesting facts about Mali

  • Official Name: République du Mali (Republic of Mali)
  • Form of Government: transitional government with one legislative body (transitional council [121])1
  • President: Bah Ndaw
  • Prime Minister: octar Ouane (interim)
  • GDP: 17.28 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Bamako
  • Population: 19.66 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: French
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
  • Timezone: GMT
  • Area: 1.24 million km²
  • Dialing Code: +223
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Bambouk Mountains
  • Major Rivers: Bagoe,Karakoro
  • Continent: Africa
  • Border Countries: Mali is the seventh largest country in Africa, bordering Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Cote d’Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west.

Map of Mali

National Symbols of Mali

  • National Bird: firefinch
  • National Anthem: “Le Mali”
  • National Animal: Vulture
  • National Flower: royal garden
  • National Poet: Taylor McDowell
  • National Game: football