STATUS: Established Work
CHURCHES: 1 Churches
Unnamed UPCI Missionaries
MALI – Country Information
Mali has a population of 19,553,397 as of 2020.
1,240,190 sq km / 478,840 sq mi (almost twice the size of Texas)
The capital city, Bamako, is located on the Niger River in the southwest of the country.
14.7% Fulani (Peul)
3.3% Other / Nonreligious
Mali has 13 national languages that are widely spoken.
Mali is a landlocked country in northwest Africa. The north of Mali extends into the south of the Sahara Desert, with 60% of Mali’s area being desert or semi desert. The south of the country also consists of savannas.
Mali is among the 25 poorest nations in the world. The economy is mainly agricultural, also depending on gold mining for revenue.
Mali is one of the largest countries in Africa but has a small population relative to its size.
Mali is one of three great precolonial Sudanic empires. In the 19th century the French took control making it a part of French West Africa. On June 20, 1960, Mali gained independence.
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