Where is Mali?

Mali is located in the Northern Africa region at latitude 17.570692 and longitude -3.996166 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 17° 34' 14.49'' N
  • 3° 59' 46.20'' W

You can see the location of Mali on the world map below:

Mali Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Mali (ML) are:

  1. Algeria (DZ)
  2. Burkina Faso (BF)
  3. Cote d’Ivoire (CI)
  4. Guinea (GN)
  5. Mauritania (MR)
  6. Niger (NE)
  7. Senegal (SN)

Mali is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Pin showing Mali on a map

Mali Related Content

Mali Key Facts

CountryMali
CoordinatesLatitude: 17.570692
Longitude: -3.996166
Country CodesAlpha 2: ML
Alpha 3: MLI
Country Flag Emoji🇲🇱
Int. Phone Prefix+223
Capital cityBamako
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Northern Africa
Country Area1,240,192 sq km
Population 202120,855,724
World Rank: 59
Median Age15.1
Life expectancy58.9
Major languagesFrench (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.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC±00:00
Internet TLD.ml
Biggest AirportModibo Keita International Airport (BKO)
Average temperature28.25 °C
82.85 °F
Administrative Divisions1 district 10 regions
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Mali Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyCFA Franc (XOF)
GDP in 2020$17.5 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 119
GDP per capita in 2020$862
World Rank: 173
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, France, United States, Senegal, Germany
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, Ivory Coast, United Arab Emirates, India, Thailand

Biggest Cities in Mali

Here are the largest cities in Mali based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Bamako 2,009,109
Sikasso 213,977
Segou 133,501
Mopti 108,456
Koutiala 104,927
Kayes 77,207
Kati 66,895
Markala 53,738
Gao 49,483
Kita 46,435

Map of Mali with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Africa Region