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Location: West Africa, southwest of Algeria, north of Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso, west of Niger 
Geographical Size: land: 1,220,190 sq km, water: 20,002 sq km Climate: subtropical to arid; hot and dry (February to June); rainy, humid, and mild (June to November); cool and dry (November to February) 
Population: 18,429,893 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.98% (2018 est.) 
Languages: French (official), Bambara 46.3%, Peuhl/Foulfoulbe 9.4%, Dogon 7.2%, Maraka/Soninke 6.4%, Malinke 5.6%, Sonrhai/Djerma 5.6%, Minianka 4.3%, Tamacheq 3.5%, Senoufo 2.6%, Bobo 2.1%, unspecified 0.7%, other 6.3% (2009 est.) 
Religion: Muslim 94.8%, Christian 2.4%, Animist 2%, none 0.5%, unspecified 0.3% (2009 est.) 
Government Type: semi-presidential republic 
Capital City: Bamako 
Economy: Mali depends on gold mining and agricultural exports for revenue. Cotton and gold exports make up around 80% of export earnings. Mali remains dependent on foreign aid. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $41.22 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 200,812 (July 2016 est.) Mobile Cellular 20,217,697 (July 2016 est.) Internet users 1,940,978 (July 2016 est.) 
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