Mali

Mali

Capital - Bamako
Population - 12,324,000
Area - 1,240,000 km²
Density - 9.94 / km²
Currency - XOF
Official language - French
Mali is a landlocked country in Western Africa. Mali borders Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Cote d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. A land of rivers and deserts, sitting astride one of the world’s most historic trading routes, this is a place of unique material and cultural riches, watered by one of the world’s truly great rivers – Niger. Mali is proud for its great mud mosque at Djénné, the teeming port town of Mopti and the legendary fastness of Timbuktu. The first and the last destination are part of UNESCO World Heritage. Besides these three major tourist attractions, here you can visit The Tomb of the Askias – a dramatic 17 m pyramidal structure built in 1495 and the Dogon Country - a region of south-central Mali renowned for its secluded villages embedded on cliffs that are up to 500m tall; both attractions were inscribed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.