Official name: Republic of Mali
Area : 1,240,192 sq km
Official language: French
Other languages: Bambara (note: Mali has 13 national languages in addition to its official language)
Population: 16,955,536 (CIA July 2015 est.)
Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 2%, Indigenous beliefs 2%. (2009 Census)
Independence day: 22 September 1960 from France
Structure of Government:
Executive: the President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); The President appoints the Prime Minister.
Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly; members are directly elected by absolute majority vote and serve 5-year terms
Judicial: The Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court are the highest courts. The High Court of Justice is a subordinate court.
Foreign policy: Mali is a member of ACP, AFDB, AU, CD, ECOWAS, EITI (compliant country), FAO, FZ, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCT, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, MONUSCO, NAM, OIC, OIF, OPCW, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNISFA, UNMISS, UNWTO, UPU, WADB (regional), WAEMU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO.
GDP: 27, 31 USD billion (2014 est.)
Main economic resources: gold, phosphates, kaolin, salt, limestone, uranium, gypsum, granite, hydropower
note: bauxite, iron ore, manganese, tin, and copper deposits are known but not exploited
Civil law system based on the French civil law model and influenced by customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
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