Special Notice

May 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to the provinces of Tombouctou, Kidal, Gao and Mopti, and parts of the provinces of Kayes, Koulikoro and Ségou. It also advises against all but essential travel to the rest of Mali.

Introduction

Summary

The Republic of Mali is an independent state in West Africa. It is bordered on the north by Algeria and Mauritania, on the east by Niger, on the south by Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso and on the west by Senegal. An Associate Member of the EU.

Cities

Capital: Bamako

Ports

Koulikoro

Population

18.5 million

International Country Code

ML

Language(s)

French, as well as Bambara and numerous other African languages

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