Mali REPUBLIC OF MALI

International Treaties
Berne Convention
OAPI
Paris Convention
PCT
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Poverty, malnutrition, and inadequate hygiene and sanitation
Limited medical facilities

Currency
West African Franc

Dialing Code
223

Internet Domain
.ml

Mali
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Free of charge and is compulsory for nine years between the ages of 7 and 16

Employment Majority
Agriculture, fishing

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
cotton, gold, livestock

Main Imports
Petroleum, machinery and equipment, construction materials, foodstuffs, textiles

Main Industries
Food processing; construction; phosphate and gold mining

CULTURE

Languages
French

Population
14 million (2009 estimate)

Religion
Mostly Islam

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Bamako

Climate
Tropical

Neighbouring Countries
Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal, Mauritania

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