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Dogon village in Mali
Dogon village in Mali

Dogon people

Dogon village in Mali
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MALI

Africa

MALI

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    Capital:Bamako

    Location:interior Western Africa, southwest of Algeria, north of Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso, west of Niger

    Currency:Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)

    Area:1,240,192 sq km

    Population:20,137,527 (July 2021 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%, other 6.3%, unspecified 0.7% (2009 est.)

    Religion:Muslim 93.9%, Christian 2.8%, animist .7%, none 2.5% (2018 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC 0

    Tel Code:+223

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