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République du Mali
Republic of Mali
Anthem: Pour l'Afrique et pour toi, Mali (English: For Africa and for you, Mali)
Capital [[has capital::Bamako]]
12°39′N 8°0′W
Largest city Bamako
Official language(s) French
Government Parliamentary democracy
 - Total 1,240,278 km²
1,240,278,000,000 m²
12,402,780 ha
478,874.013 miles²
  474,764 sq mi 
 - Water (%) 1.6%
 - July 2005 est. 13,518,000 (countries by population|65th)
 - Density 9/km² (206th)
26/sq mi 
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 - Total $11.83 billion (125th)
 - Per capita $1,000 (166th)
HDI (2003) 0.333 (174th) – low
Currency [[Uses currency::CFA franc]] (XOF)
Time zone zone (UTC0)
Internet TLD [[Has internet]]
Calling code +223
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Mali, officially the Republic of Mali (French: République du Mali, Amazigh: Image:Mali_tifinagh.JPG), is a landlocked nation in Western Africa. It is the second largest country among West African nations. It borders Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Côte d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. Its straight borders on the north stretch into the centre of the Sahara desert, while the country's south, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers. Formerly French Sudan, the country is named after the Empire of Mali. The name of the country come from the Bambara word for hippopotamus and the animal appears on the Mali 5 franc coin.