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Name  & Capital City

Republic of Mali, Bamako



Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire , Guinea,  Senegal and Mauritania


President / Head of State / Head of Government 

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta /President

H.E. Mr. Modibo Keita / Prime Minister 


Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration & International Cooperation

H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye DIOP


Population Figures for Mali

14.52 million (2009 Ntional Census-provisional data)
15.840 million (2011


Land area

1.24 million sq km



90% Islam, 4% Christian, 6% Indigenous beliefs



French (official), Bambara (local language spoken and understood by over 80% the population)


National Day

Independence Day - 22nd September

10. (a)

GDP at current prices

US$ 10.32 billion (2012 est)



US$ 18.28 billion(2012 est)/18.5 billion (2011)

(c )

GDP Per Capita (PPP)

US$ 1100 (2012 est)
US$ 1200 (2011 est)


GDP Growth

-1.2% (2012 est), 2.7% (2011 est); 5.8% (2010 est)


Principal natural resources

Gold (600-800 tons), iron ore (1360MT) phosphates (20MT), bauxite (1200MT), manganese (7.5 billion tons), uranium (440,000 pounds), gypsum (35 MT), diamonds, tin, zinc, copper, kaolin, salt, limestone and granite; Oil exploration is also  being undertaken.

12. (a)

Total Exports /products/ major importing countries

US$ 2.755 billion (2012 est.)/ (Mainly Gold, cotton, and  livestock)
South Africa  72.5%,Senegal 6.8%,E.U 2.7%,Switzerland 2.6%, ,Cote d’Ivoire 2.6%


Total Imports/products/ major exporting countries

US$ 2.793 billion (2012 est)
(Mainly Capital goods, petroleum products, foodstuffs and textiles, Consumer goods)
EU 26.1%, Senegal 17.2 %, Cote d’Ivoire 10.4%, China 10.2%, USA 6.6%


Membership of the major multilateral and regional association

Mali is a member of the United Nations and its specialized agencies, NAM, AU, ECOWAS, the African Development Bank (AFDB), FAO, G-77, OIC, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, Interpol, IOC, MIGA, WHO, WIPO, WMO and WTO.



CFA/XOF  common to 8 West African countries (1US$=476.44CFA  (Dec. 2013) / 1€= 656 CFA fixed.

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