|Currency||CFA Franc (XOF)|
|Major Ethnic Groups||Mande 50% (Bambara, Malinke, Soninke), Peul 17%, Voltaic 12%, Songhai 6%, Tuareg and Moor 10%, other 5%|
|Main Languages||French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages|
|Religious Breakdown||Muslim 90%, Christian 1%, indigenous beliefs 9%|
|Population||11,995,402 (July 2007 est.)|
|HIVAIDS||1.9% (2003 est.)|
|Labour Force||3.93 million (2001 est.)|
|Labour Force by Sector||agriculture: 45%
services: 38% (2001 est.)
|Literacy: Age 15 and over that can read or write|
|Female||39.6% (2003 est.)|
|Constitution||adopted 12 January 1992|
|Legal System||based on French civil law system and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in Constitutional Court; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction|
|Chief of State||President Amadou Toumani TOURE (since 8 June 2002)|
|Head of Government||Prime Minister Ousmane Issoufi MAIGA (since 30 April 2004)|
|Elections||Amadou Toumani TOURE reelected president; percent of vote - Amadou Toumani TOURE 71.2%, Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA 19.2%, other 9.6%|
|Cabinet||Council of Ministers appointed by the prime minister|
|Prime Minister||Ousmane Issoufi MAIGA|
|Banking & Office Hours|
|GDP||Purchasing Power -$14.77 billion (2006 est.)
Exchange Rate - $5.847 billion (2006 est.)
Growth Rate - 5.1% (2006 est.)
Per Capita : $1,300 (2006 est.)
|Composition By Sector||agriculture: 45%
services: 38% (2001 est.)
|Industries||food processing; construction; phosphate and gold mining|
|Electricity||410 million kWh (2004)|
|Transportation Roadways:||total: 18,709 km
paved: 3,368 km
unpaved: 15,341 km (2004)
|Air Transport||paved runways:
2,438 to 3,047 m:
4 1,524 to 2,437 m:
4 914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2006)
|Economy||Mali is among the poorest countries in the world, with 65% of its land area desert or semidesert and with a highly unequal distribution of income.|
|Exports||$323 million f.o.b. (2004 est.) cotton, gold, livestock|
|Imports||$1.858 billion f.o.b. (2004 est.) petroleum, machinery and equipment, construction materials, foodstuffs, textiles|
|Major trading partners||Cote d'Ivoire, France, Senegal, Germany, Benelux|
||1 Jan New Year's Day.
20 Jan Armed Forces' Day.
20 Mar Mawloud (Prophet's Birthday).
24 Mar Easter Monday.
26 Mar Day of Democracy.
1 May Labour Day.
25 May Africa Day.
22 Sep Independence Day.
2 Oct Korité (End of Ramadan).
9 Dec Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice).
25 Dec Christmas Day.
Ratecard is based on Cfa as for all media
Discounts are related to the number of weeks and type of usage & no inflation till 3 years
Usage is very high in tactical campaigns in the main cities especially in Bamako
3 mains contractors (2 publics & 1 private)
Average cost for one month rental /billboard 12m2: $ 135