Facts and stats about Mali

15.97 million

Population. Ranked 66th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 158th in 2012.


Algeria 1,376 km, Burkina Faso 1,000 km, Guinea 858 km, Cote d'Ivoire 532 km, Mauritania 2,237 km, Niger 821 km, Senegal 419 km
Largest city Bamako - 746,000
Capital city Bamako - 746,000
Major language French, Bambara, Berber, Arabic
Major religion Islam, indigenous beliefs
Monetary unit Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Alternative names Mali, Republique de Mali, Republic of Mali
Groups Former French colonies, Hot countries, Landlocked countries, Muslim countries, Sparsely populated countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Mali Map

1.22 million sq km

Sq. km. Ranked 23th in 2008.

Info-graphic: French intervention in Mali (Design by Farwa Rizwan/ Al ...
... : Explosion rocks northern Mali (Designer: Farwa Rizwan / Al Arabiya
Mehr als 100 Tote bei französischen Angriffen in Mali
ruso han considerado legítima la intervención francesa en Mali ...

Interesting observations about Mali

Mali ranked second for birth rate amongst Hot countries in 2013.
Mali ranked second for total fertility rate globally in 2013.
Mali ranked second for age structure > 0-14 years amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
Mali ranked first for infant mortality rate > total amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
Mali ranked #10 for population amongst Landlocked countries in 2013.
Mali has had the highest illiterate population by sex > aged 15+ per 1000 since 1985.
Mali has had the highest illiterate population by sex > aged 15+ > women per 1000 since 1987.
Mali ranked #4 for population growth rate amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2013.
Mali ranked second for arable land > hectares per capita amongst Former French colonies in 2011.

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