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One People, One Goal, One Faith



Population: 14,159,904 (2011)
Land Area: 1,240,000 sq km
Natural Resources: Gold, phosphates, kaolin, salt, limestone, uranium, gypsum, granite, hydro power
Capital: Bamako
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Amadou Toumani Toure (2002)
Head of Government: Cisse Mariam Kaidama Sidibe (2011)
Languages: French, Bambara, African languages
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XOF)
Major Religions: Muslim 90%, Christian 1%, Indigenous Beliefs 9%
Major Ethnicities: Mande 50%, Peul 17%, Voltaic 12%, Songhai 6%, Tuareg and Moor 10%, Other 5%
Life Expectancy: 52.61 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 9.077 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 16.74 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.2% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 45%, Industry 17%. Services 38% (2001)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 80%, Industry and Services 20% (2005)
Industries: Food processing, construction, phosphate and gold mining
Agriculture Products: Cotton, millet, rice, corn, vegetables, peanuts; cattle, sheep, goats
Human Development Index: 0.359 (175th)
Tourism Revenue: 71 million (2000)
Unemployment Rate: 30% (2004)

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Army Size: 7 350 (2004)
Budget: 1.9% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Mali is located in West Africa. Mali is bordered by Algeria, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world, however the government is working on privatizing certain industries and doing economic and social reforms.

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CIA World Factbook: Mali
Wikipedia: Mali

Updated on: December 23, 2011