Country: Mali

Population: 11,995,402

Capital: Bamako

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages

Ethnic Breakdown: Mande 50% (Bambara, Malinke, Soninke), Peul 17%, Voltaic 12%, Songhai 6%, Tuareg and Moor 10%, other 5%

Religion: Muslim 90%, Christian 1%, indigenous beliefs 9%

Major Cities: Bamako, Gao

Phone Country Code: 223

Health Concerns: Malaria

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: November

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, e

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: 72% of people in Mali earn less than $1 per day.