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About Mali

Mali, officially known as the Republic of Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Being a French Colony, it is the eighth-largest country in Africa, but one of the poorest countries of the world.

The economy of the country is driven primarily by agriculture with cotton being the largest crop. However, rice, millet, corn, tobacco, etc., are grown too. The mining industry also thrives in the country with Gold being mined and exported. Mali has the third-largest gold deposits in Africa

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityBamako
Government TypeUnitary semi-presidential republic
Official LanguagesFrench, Bambara
CurrencyWest African CFA franc, XOF
Phone Code +223
Important CitiesSikasso, Kalabancoro, Koutiala, Segou, Kayes, Kati, Mopti, Niono
National DayIndependence Day (22nd Sept)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking148 (Below Average)
Primary Industriesfood processing, construction, and phosphate and gold mining Natural resources also include kaolin, salt, cotton, limestone, uranium, and hydropower
Major ExportsGold, Bovine, cotton, fertilizers, oil and iron, and Sheep and Goats
Major Exports to IndiaFootwear, Chemicals, Plastic or Rubber, Stone and Glass, Machinery and Electricals, Hides and skins, Metals, Vegetables, Textiles and Clothing, Raw materials
Major ImportsRefined Petroleum, Packaged Medicaments, Cement, Light Pure Woven Cotton, Rice.
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Machinery and Electricals, Textiles and Clothing, Plastic or Rubber, Metals, Vegetables, Stone and Glass, Raw materials, Footwear, Hides and skins
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Agreements, Agreement on Political, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation (2009)
Bordering NationsAlgeria, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal, Mauritania
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Community of Sahel–Saharan States(CEN-SAD), Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS), Group of 77(G77), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa(OHADA), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for MaliEmbassy of India
H.E. Anjani Kumar
Honourable Ambassador
101, Avenue de I’OUA, Badalabougou Est, B.P. No. 8008, Bamako, Mali

Embassy Details of Mali in IndiaEmbassy of Mali
H.E. Brig. Gen. Felix Diallo
Ambassador Designate
A 2/29, Safdarjung EnclaveNew Delhi-110029
011 41090624, 011 41090625 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Mali in Kolkata
H.E. MR. Gaurav Goenka
Honorary Consul
119 Park Street 4th Floor Block A Kolkata - 700016
9830555559 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Mali in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Vikash Mittersain
Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Mali in Bengaluru
H.E. Mr. Hunsur Vasudevarao Subba Krishna
Honorary Consul