A country of western Africa. The site of several powerful states, including the Mali (flourished 14th century) and the Songhai (flourished 15th-16th century), Mali became part of French West Africa in the 19th century and achieved independence in 1960. Bamako is the capital and the largest city.
Facts About Mali!!
Location: Mali lies in Western Africa, southwest of Algeria and east of Mauritania.
Geography: Size 1.24 million sq km, slightly less than twice the size of Texas, US. Mali is West Africa's biggest country. The Sahara desert covers the northern part of Mali so the terrain is mostly flat with some rolling northern plains covered by sand; there's savannah in south and rugged hills in the northeast. Mali's climate is subtropical to arid. It is very hot and dry from February to June; rainy, humid, and mild from June to November; and cool and dry from November to February. The lowest point is the Senegal River at 23m and the highest point is at Hombori Tondo which measures 1,155m. Mali is a landlocked country.
Population: 11.7 million people live in Mali. Life expectancy is around 49 years. Birth rate is on average 7.4 per woman. Literacy rate is just over 46%
Religion: Muslim 90%, indigenous beliefs 9%, Christian 1%
More Facts !!!
Facts about Mali are essential for travellers who plan to visit the country for the first time or are interested to know more about the country. Located in the western part of Africa, Mali is mostly a desert country. The northern part of the country is covered by vast stretches of sand and the southern part mostly features Savanna Grasslands. Broken hills dominate the north eastern part of the country. Mali Climate
The climate of Mali varies from sub tropical to arid. The temperature is hot and dry during the months of February to June. During the months of June to November heavy rain occurs in the area and the climate becomes humid. There is a decrease in the temperature in the months of November to June. Mali History
The history of Mali is a witness to many civilizations which have settled in the region. The importance of the country was decreased with the rise of the Great Empire of Songhai. The Songhai Empire came to an end and got fragmented into small divisions. Mali was again conquered by France in 1896. It was only in the year 1960 that the country got freedom. Mali Government
In Mali the President plays the important role of the chief of state and is the commander of chief of the army. The President is elected for a term of five years. The President can serve for two terms and it is the President who has the responsibility of appointing the Prime Minister.