Overview - Mali

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Capital:Bamako
Area:1,240,000 km²
Population:11,716,829 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):French (official), Bambara - 80%, other African languages.
Religion(s):Muslim - 90%, indigenous beliefs - 9%, Christian - 1%.
Ethnic Group(s):Mande (Bambara, Malinke, and Soninke) - 50%, Peul - 17%, Voltaic - 12%, Tuareg and Moor - 10%, Songhai - 6%, others - 5%.