Mali Maps and Facts – World Atlas

Mali Maps and Facts – World Atlas

Physical map of Mali with country borders, major rivers, deserts, highest peak, important cities and more.



western sahara




sierra leone


cote d'ivoire





burkina faso

sahara desert


tropic of Cancer

prime meridian


Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa with an area of ​​1,240,192 square kilometers. Mali borders with seven other countries: Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Algeria, and Mauritania. Nearly 65% ​​of the country’s area is covered in desert or semi-desert giving the country a very distinctive arid appearance that is common among this region of sub-Saharan Africa. As can be seen on the physical map above, Mali has a monotonous landscape where plains and plateaus dominate the country’s topography. The landscape moves from the Sahara Desert in the north through the Sahel to the Sudanese savannah in the south.

the desert It constitutes a large portion of Mali’s total land area. This part of the country is incredibly inhospitable and sparsely populated except for a handful of tribal peoples who live in the area. The desert-dominated north ends once it reaches the Niger River in the south. This region is also home to the ancient cities of Timbuktu and Gao. Mali is one of the hottest countries on Earth with an average temperature of 114.8°F (46°C) in the summer months. Not surprisingly, the fertile lands of the south are where most Malians would choose to live if given the opportunity.

Niger River Serves as the main source of water in Mali. The Niger River is the lifeline of Mali (source of food, drinking water, irrigation and transportation) and flows through approximately 4,180 kilometers of West Africa. All the large urban centers are located here along its banks or only a few miles away. The capital, Bamako, is no different and can be found in the southwest corner of Mille.

Landscapes of Mali It is mostly savanna grasslands that roll down to higher plateaus as you move north. Rugged hills reaching a height of more than 1,000 meters spread in the northeast. The lowest point in the country is the Senegal River at 75 feet (23 m); The highest point in Mali is Hombori Tondo at 3,789 feet (1,155 metres).

Mali map regions

Mali is divided into 10 administrative regions. In alphabetical order, they are as follows: Gao, Kayes, Kidal, Koulikoro, Menaka, Mopti, Ségou, Sikasso, Taoudin, Timbuktu (Timbuktu); Note – Menaka and Taodeni were enacted in 2016, but implementation has not been confirmed by the American Board on Geographic Names

The country also has one capital region, Bamako. It is the capital and largest city of Mali.

With an area of ​​496,611 square kilometres, Timbuktu is Mali’s largest region by area and Sikasso is the most populous.

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A map showing the location of Mali in the world.

Europe Middle East Africa Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean Mediterranean Sea Arabian Sea Indian Ocean Tropic of Capricorn Equator Prime Meridian Tropic of Cancer Tunisia

The landlocked country of Mali is located in West Africa, and shares borders with seven countries. Located in the Northern Hemisphere. Since it straddles the prime meridian, it has regions in both the eastern and western hemispheres. To the northeast, it is bordered by Mali and Algeria. Niger, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast border the country to the east, southeast, and south, respectively. Guinea is bordered by Mali to the southwest, Senegal to the west, and Mauritania to the northwest.

Countries bordering Mali: Niger, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire.

Regional maps: African map

Outline map of Mali

Key facts

Legal name Republic of Mali
Financial science
Capital Bamako
1239N, 800W
The total area 1,240,192.00 km2
Land area 1,220,190.00 km2
Water area 20,002.00 km2
population 19,658,031

Major cities

  1. Bamako (2,929,373)
  2. Sikasso (444,952)
currency CFA Franc (XOF)
gross domestic product $17.51 ​​billion
GDP per capita $890.74

This page was last updated on December 7, 2023

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