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Factsheet on Mali
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1. Name and Capital Republic of Mali, Bamako
2. Neighbours Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and Mauritania
3. Head of State/Head of Government H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President - Head of StateH.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga, Prime Minister - Head of Government
4. Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Diop
5 Population 14.52 million (2009 National Census - Provisional Data)17.60 million (2015)Source:
6 Form of Government Presidential
7 Area 1.24 million sq km
8. Religion 90% Islam, 4% Christian, 6% Indigenous beliefs
9. Languages French (official), Bambara (spoken by 80% population), and numerous other African languages
10. National Day Independence Day - 22 September (1960)
11. GDP $ 14.1 billion (2015 est)Source :

GDP Growth 5.3% (2016 est)Source :
12 Inflation 1.5% (Feb 2017) Source:
13. Principal natural resources Gold, phosphates, kaolin, salt, limestone, uranium, gypsum, granite, hydropower Note: Bauxite, iron ore, manganese, tin, and copper deposits are known but not exploited Source:
14. (a) Total Exports /products/ major importing countries $ 327.00 billion (2015) $259.10 billion (2014)
(Mainly gold, cotton, and livestock) South Africa 72.5%, Senegal 6.8%, EU 2.7%, Switzerland 2.6%, Cote d’Ivoire 2.6% Source:
(b) Total Imports/products/ major exporting countries
$ 427.60 billion (2015) $521.30billion (2014)
(Mainly capital goods, petroleum products, foodstuffs, textiles and consumer goods, etc.) EU 26.1%, Senegal 17.2 %, Cote d’Ivoire 10.4%, China 10.2%, USA 6.6% Source:
15. Membership of the major multilateral and regional associations 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.
16. Currency CFA/XOF common to 8 West African countries
17. Indian community 200-250 approx.

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