Capital: Bamako

Population: 16,466,059 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF)

Official Language: French

Unofficial Languages: 13 national languages; Bambara, Bobo, Peul or Foulfoulbe, Dogon, Sonrhai or Djerma, Maraka or Soninke, Tamacheq, Malinke, Minianka, Senoufo, and others

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Bambara, Sarakole, Fulani or Peul, Dogon, Senufo, Malinke, Bobo, Tuareg, Songhai, others

Largest Cities: Bamako, Sikasso, Mopti

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Republic

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