CurrencyWest African CFA franc
Languages spoken in MaliFrench
Map of Mali
Area in square kilometers1,240,192 km2
Gross domestic product per capita$ 1,154
Mali, officially the Republic of Mali (French: République du Mali), is a landlocked nation in Western Africa. Mali is the seventh largest country in Africa, bordering Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Côte d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the
Present-day Mali was once part of three West African empires that controlled trans-Saharan trade: the Ghana Empire, the Mali Empire (from which Mali is named), and the Songhai Empire. In the late 1800s, Mali fell under French control, becoming part of French Sudan
Mali was once part of three famed West African empires which controlled trans-Saharan trade in gold, salt, and other precious commodities. These Sahelian kingdoms had neither rigid geopolitical boundaries nor rigid ethnic identities. The earliest of these
independent Republic of Mali was formed. The government was overthrown by military coups in 1968 and 1991. A civilian government was restored in 1992, and democratic multiparty elections have since been held every five years. The country has experienced continuing economic problems.
Mali is governed under the constitution of 1992. The executive branch is headed by a president, who is the head of state and is popularly elected for a five-year term and is eligible for a second term. The
The Mali region has been the seat of extensive empires and kingdoms, notably those of Ghana (4th–11th cent.), Mali, and Gao. The medieval empire of Mali was a powerful state and one of the world's chief gold
Mali is a landlocked nation in West Africa, located southwest of Algeria. At 1,240,000 square kilometres (479,000 sq mi), Mali is the world's 24th-largest country and is comparable in size to South Africa or Peru
Mali is divided into eight regions (régions) and one district. Each region has a governor. Since Mali's regions are very large, the country is subdivided into 49 cercles, totaling 288 arrondissements. Mayors and elected members of the city councils
Mali is a constitutional democracy governed by the constitution of January 12, 1992, which was amended in 1999. The constitution provides for a separation of powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. The system of government can
Mali is among the poorest countries in the world, with 65% of its land area desert or semidesert and with a highly unequal distribution of income. Economic activity is largely confined to the riverine area irrigated by the Niger
Mali is heavily dependent on foreign aid and vulnerable to fluctuations in world prices for cotton, its main export, along with gold. The government has continued its successful implementation of an IMF-recommended structural adjustment program that is helping the
WARNING: Northern Mali is not safe for travel. There have been several kidnappings of westerners by Tuareg rebels and Al-Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb (AQLIM) in the past few years, most recently four Europeans on 22 January 2009.
Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa, bordered by Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal, and Mauritania. Mali is a developing nation, and remains one of the poorest countries in the world
In addition to Timbuktu, Mali has three other UNESCO World Heritage sites: * Dogon Country on the Cliffs of Bandiagara * The mosque of Djenne * The Tomb of Askia in Gao.
Mali is the jewel in West Africa's crown, a destination that has all the right ingredients. The country occupies the heart of a territory that once supported Africa's greatest empires and is rich with historical resonance
Mali's history has always been a story of its deserts and rivers. The lucrative trade routes of the Sahara once made the region among the world's richest, and the Niger, one of the grand old rivers of Africa,
But all of Mali is alive with a fascinating cultural mix of peoples, from the nomadic Tuareg people of the Sahara to the Niger fishing societies of the Bozo. As a result, everywhere you go there are fascinating ceremonies, world-famous musical traditions with strong
Flag of Mali is three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), yellow, and red. PROFILE OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Mali Geography Area: 1,240,278 sq. km. (474,764 sq. mi.); about the size of Texas and
Political parties: Mali is a multiparty democracy. Fifteen political parties are represented in the National Assembly; others are active in local government. Suffrage: Universal at 18. Administrative subdivisions: Eight regions and capital district.
centered in the area along the Malian-Mauritanian frontier, was a powerful trading state from about A.D. 700 to 1075. The Malinke Kingdom of Mali had its origins on the upper Niger River in the 11th century. Expanding rapidly in the 13th century under the leadership of
when Mali's first democratic presidential election was held. Since his reelection in 1997, President KONARE has continued to push through political and economic reforms and to fight corruption. In 1999 he indicated he would not run for a third term.
Malian kora musician, Mamadou Diabate is a member of the Mandinka West African jeli (musician caste) family. Mopti Woman Mopti Woman © www.malitourisme.com Business & Economy Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
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natural spectacle, Mali is a nation of unusual interest and charm. Like Egypt, Mali is a country that is intimately related to a great river-in this case, the Niger. In addition, Mali is the location of some of the continent's most interesting cultural sites
Mali, the largest country in West Africa, is bordered by seven other states: Algeria lies to the north and northeast, Niger to the east, Burkina Faso to the southeast and, with the Ivory Coast, to the south. On the west are Senegal and Mauritania.
Mali is shaped a bit like a butterfly, leaning to the northwest, with a much smaller left than right wing. The larger northwestern region of the country, which extends into the Sahara, is almost entirely arid desert or semidesert
Mali's second multiparty national elections took place in May 1997, with President Konaré winning reelection. Konaré won international praise for his efforts to revive Mali's faltering economy. His adherence to International Monetary Fund guidelines increased foreign investment and helped make Mali the
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Mali map Mali map Mali is a developing country in western Africa with a stable and democratic government. The official language is French. The capital is Bamako. Facilities for tourism are limited. The terrorist group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
released two Austrian tourists in northern Mali who had been kidnapped in February 2008 in Tunisia. In December 2008 AQIM kidnapped two Canadian diplomats in Niger. AQIM kidnapped four European tourists on January 22, 2009, along the Mali-Niger border near the northern Malian town of Anderamboukane
terrorists in northern Mali is severely limited. The United States has a policy of not paying ransom, releasing prisoners, changing policies or making substantive concessions to terrorist organizations. For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should
Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a huge, landlocked nation in West Africa that is about two-thirds desert. The country is named after the Empire of Mali, one of several pre-colonial empires and kingdoms, and is the site of the legendary Timbuktu, a key trading
Mali was invaded by France starting in 1880 and then annexed as an overseas department. The colony, which at times also included neighboring countries, was known as French Sudan or the Sudanese Republic
Under Mali's 1992 constitution, a president is elected for a five-year term as chief of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces. This president appoints the prime minister and chairs the Council of Ministers, which adopts proposals for laws submitted to the National
took power, Mali has had a civilian government. The core of ancient empires going back to the fourth century, Mali ... * Mali (country) - MSN Encarta
covers much of Mali, and the country is thinly populated. The southern part of the... * Mali Country Information Mali Country Information 2009 , Population, Geography, Culture,
covers much of Mali, and the country is thinly populated. The southern part of the country is well watered by the Niger River, and most of Mali's people live in valleys along the Niger or the Sénégal rivers.
Mali is an independent republic which lies between Mauritania to its west and Niger to its east and forms part of the landlocked West African Region. The capital city is Bamako. Other major towns are Segou, Timbuktu and Kayes.
The international time zone for Mali is GMT and the international dialling code is +223. The principal airlines which fly to Mali are Air France, Sabena and Iberia and regional airlines from West and north Africa. As at January 1996 all visitors to Mali except French
Maliâs economic performance is fragile, characterised by a vulnerability to climatic conditions, fluctuating terms of trade, dependence on ports in neighboring countries. Mali produces cotton, cereals and rice. Although locally produced rice
Mali is a landlocked country situated in West Africa. It has land borders with Algeria in the north and northwest, Niger in the east and south, Burkina Fasso and Ivory Coast in the south, Guinea to the
Two massifs dominate Mali, which is served by two rivers - the Niger and Senegal and their tributaries. The republic is divided into three natural zones; the Sudanese, an area of cultivation covering some 200,000 sq. km (77,220 sq
Mali was one of the greatest states in the world of its time, but is now one of the poorest countries on earth. Timbuktu has been a magnet for travelers for many years. Le Main de Fatma is a giant rock
Mali is the heir to a great historical tradition. A series of powerful empires carried this name in the past, even though not all fell within the present borders of the country. MANSA KANKAN MUSA - EMPEROR OF
conquer Mali, and the army had to engage a full scale war which lasted 15 years to overcome the resistence of the last tribes. - Terra Casta
Djenne, Mali, is an ancient hub for several trans-Saharan caravan routes. The Great Mosque is constructed of muda dramatic example of the city's standard building method.Photograph by Peter Adams/zefa/CORBIS Enlarge Mali Information and History
Malinke, and Songhai came under French rule in the late 19th century and gained independence in 1960. In the 1980s economic woes worsened by drought and famine led to deregulation and privatization. Desertification forces nomadic herders south to the subsistence-farming belt
The first flag of Mali was adopted on 4 April, 1959, when French Sudan and Senegal formed the Mali Federation. This federation became independent on 20 June, 1960. Senegal seceded on 22 August, 1960, and replaced the kanaga by a green star
Initially, the flag of Mali as described in paragraph 5 of article 1 of the Constitution of the Republic of Mali, adopted on 22 September 1960, was made of three equal vertical green, gold and
The Constitution of the Third Republic of Mali was promulgated by Decree #92-073 on 25 February 1992. The national symbols are addressed in Title II, article 25, as follows (quote from ): Title II The State and Sovereignty
Mali has eliminated export duties and taxes on a large number of products, introduced a value-added tax (VAT) and established free zones. The major exports are cotton (50 per cent of its merchandise export
Mali is a founder member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The aim of this organization is to create an economic union by bringing about the convergence of economic policies and the harmonization of fiscal legislation
multilateral level, Mali is not fully benefiting from the liberalization efforts it has already made unilaterally. For the moment, Mali's limited bindings do not guarantee investors, and in particular foreign investors, that the liberalization reforms will be irreversible.
Mali's first democratic presidential election in 1992 and was reelected in 1997. In keeping with Mali's two-term constitutional limit, KONARE stepped down in 2002 and was succeeded by Amadou TOURE. Facts and Figures
arrow Climate Mali's cool, dry season is November-February. The rainy season is June through September. Beginning in October, the Harmattan trade wind blows sand, grit and dry air across the country. The hottest time of the year is March-June.
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