COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD : MALI

Countries of the World Mali

Travel Information Mali


AFRICA

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General Information

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  • CAPITAL Bamako
  • GOVERNMENT Republic
  • CURRENCY CFA franc (XOF)
  • POPULATION 11,716,829 (July 2006 estimate)
  • TOTAL AREA 1.24 millionkm² (water 20,000km², land 1.22 millionkm²)
  • LANGUAGES French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages
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Most popular cities in Mali

  • Bamako – the booming capital and largest city by far, fastest growing city in Africa, with a good claim to be the music capital of West Africa
  • Gao – small city on the Niger in the far east of the country, one time capital of the Songhai Empire, and home to the Tomb of Askia
  • Kayes – Mali’s westernmost big city, by the border with Senegal, and best known for being the hottest continuously inhabited location in Africa
  • Kidal – a remote Tuareg city, with notoriety as a centre of the Tuareg rebel movement and for Al Qaeda activity
  • Mopti – a city across three islands in the middle of the Niger; gateway to Dogon Country
  • Ségou – Mali’s third largest city and one-time capital of the Bamana Empire
  • Sikasso – Mali’s second largest city and one-time capital of the Kénédougou Empire
  • Timbuktu – the legendary Saharan city of gold, trans-Saharan trade, and Islamic scholarship is nowadays a (fairly commercialized) centre of Tuareg culture.

Sockets & Plugs

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Money

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Currency

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ATM’S

Common

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Communication

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Internet

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Mobile phone

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Mobile phones

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Roaming

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Dial code

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Crime

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High crime rate

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Pickpocketing/theft

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Transport

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Road rules

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Speed limits

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Driving license

IDP is required

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.

Rent a car

In order to rent a car:

  • you must be over 25
  • must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
  • almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)

Alcohol, drugs & prostitution

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Alcohol

Legal

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Prostitution

Legal

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Drugs

Cannabis is illegal & criminalized

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Other

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Emergency numbers

  • Police 112
  • Ambulance 112
  • Fire department 112

Vaccinations

Vaccinations listed are recommended

The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

  • Typhoid fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Yellow Fever

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B

 

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