Must Known Facts about Mali

Mali or Republic of Mali is the eighth largest country in Africa and twenty fourth largest country in the world. Read to know interesting and amazing facts about Mali.

Mali Facts
Mali or Republic of Mali is the eighth largest country in Africa and twenty fourth largest country in the world. Here are some interesting and amazing facts about Mali.


1. Name Origin

The name of the country Mali is taken from the Mali Empire. But originally,it was derived from the word mali of  Mandinka or Bambara language that means “hippopotamus” or "the place where the king lives".


2. Independence

Mali got independent on 20 June, 1960 from France.


3. Official Currency

The official currency of Mali is West African CFA franc.


4. Capital and States

Mali is divided in total eight large regions and one capital. These are - Bamako (Capital), Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, S├ęgow, Gao, Mopti, Kindal and Tombouctou .


5. Most of its land is Desert

The 65% land of the Mali is desert or semi desert.


6. Secular State

The constitution of Mali make it a secular state although 90% population of the country is belong to Muslim Religion.

7. Whats the person of Mali called?


The person of Mali called Malians.


8. Neighbour Countries

Mali's neighbouring countries include Algeria to the northeast, Niger to the east, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast to the south, Guinea to the south west, and Senegal and Mauritania to the west.


9. Home of Tribes

Mali is the home of many tribes. These tribes are including the Mande (which includes the Bambara, Dialonke, Dyula, Malinke, Mandinka, Mende, Soninke, and Susu), Fulani (also called the Peul, nomadic cattle herders), Voltaic, Songhay, Tuareg, Moor, Tuareg etc.


10. Most Fertile Region

The Senegal and Niger Rivers make the south of Mali, most fertile region in the country.

11. Best time to visit Mali

Between the months of November to January, is the best time to travel Mali. The temprature is about 30° C in these months.




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