Bamako Grand Masjid in Bamako, capital of Mali
Standing in the heart of the city of Bamako is the Bamako Grand Masjid. Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, the masjid was built in traditional Islamic style resembling the structure of masaajid in Saudi Arabia.
ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Bamako
Mali is a landlocked country situated on the west of Africa. It borders Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and Mauritania. At about 1.2 million square kilometers, Mali is comparable in size to South Africa.
A population of close to 14.5 Million. Muslims account for about 90% of the population.
Tropical and arid. Most of the country receives a negligible rainfall which may last for about 4-5 months. Temperatures generally range from 16 °C to 39 °C. April is the hottest month.
French is the official language. Bambara is widely used as well.
General: 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Independence Day: September 22nd
May Day: May 1st
Africa Day: May 25
Christmas: December 25th
Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
West African CFA franc
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Police/ Emergencies: 17