Facts

  • Population: 18.5 million
  • Major languages: French, Bambara, Berber, Arabic
  • Religions: Islam, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 57 years (men), 84 years (women)
  • Currency: Central African CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)
    • CFA Franc (West XOF) = 100 Centimes
  • Electricity: 220 Volt / 50 Hertz AC

Geography

  • Area: 1.25 million sq km (482,077 sq miles)
  • landlocked, arid, located in West Africa

Overland

  • Much of Mali may be off limits

Safety & Security

  • Mali is considered to be one of the most dangerous countries for travellers. (2019)
  • A jihadist insurgency in the country’s north and central regions continues, with al-Qaeda-linked militants carrying out attacks.

Foreign Embassies in Mali

  • Canadian Embassy, Bamako (also responsible for Australia): +223 20 21 2236
  • South African Embassy, Bamako: +223 20 29 2925
  • UK Embassy, Bamako: +223 2021 3412
  • US Embassy, Bamako: +223 20 70 2300

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