Mali

General Information about Mali

Mali is located in western Africa and landlocked by Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and Mauritaniaand is the seventh largest country in Africa. French is the official language spoken by the 11,600,000 who live in Mali, 90% of which are Muslims. North Mali is hot and dry as it is so near the Sahara desert so most people live in the south near the Senegal and Niger rivers.

Mali's capital city Bamako lies on the Niger river. Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world, but despite it's problems Bamako is a lively city full of music, motorbikes and people buying, selling or trading goods.

Climate

Find Out About The Climate In Mali

Mali sits in a intertropical zone and experiences two main seasons throughout the year of a wet and dry season. The dry season begins in November and lasts up until June, which also brings high temperatures and low humidity. This is mainly because of the harmattan winds that blow in from the Sahara which is usually linked to large amounts of dust being blowed for hundreds of kilometres, as far as the Atlantic Ocean. April through to June are the hottest months to visit with rain beginning to fall in June. The average temperature is 30 degrees.

Geography

Geographical Information On Mali

Much of Mali's countryside varies from flat to rolling plains in the north which are covered in sand. In the north east there are plenty of rugged hills. Mali's highest peak Hombori Tondo set between Mopti and Gao and measures up to 1,155 metres. Also found in Mali is the Senegal River which is formed between Senegal and Mauritania and runs for 1790 kilometres but for only 23 metres in Mali. The total landmass of Mali 1.24 million square metres.

Economy

Learn About The Economy In Mali

Even though 65 percent of Mali is desert the agricultural industry provides a great support to the economy, contributing over 49 percent and employing over 80 percent of the population. Some of Mali's main exports are cotton with over 50 percent being exported as well as gold and livestock. Despite all of this Mali is still amongst the poorest countries in the world and is only 53.7 percent free financially. Mali also ranked in 24 place out of 40 in the sub-Saharan Africa region. The official currency is the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc.

Hotels in Mali

* Bamako Hotels* Banankabougou Hotels* Mopti Hotels
* Ntéguédo Hotels* Ségou Hotels


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