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- Capital City: Bamako
- Population: 20 million
- Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF)
- Government: Executive president; popular elections but occasional coups d'état
- Languages: French is the official language. Nearly half the population speak Bambara. A dozen more minority languages are recognised.
- Religions: Muslim. Small Christian minority.
- International dialling code: 223
- Internet: .ml