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Dogon village in Mali
Dogon village in Mali

Dogon people

Dogon village in Mali
Photo by Cécile Geng





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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

Government: Republic of Mali

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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