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1) General culture

Education
 

Adjusted savings education expenditure > % of GNI

2.72 % of GNI

[133rd of 168]

Average years of schooling of adults

0.9

[100th of 100]

Children out of school, primary

1,112,659

[5th of 126]

Children out of school, primary (per capita)

82.307 per 1,000 people

[5th of 150]

Children out of school, primary, female

607,373

[4th of 117]

Children out of school, primary, female (per capita)

44.929 per 1,000 people

[4th of 147]

Children out of school, primary, male

505,286

[6th of 117]

Children out of school, primary, male (per capita)

37.378 per 1,000 people

[5th of 148]

Duration of compulsory education

9 years

[80th of 171]

Duration of education > Primary level

6

[65th of 181]

Duration of education > Secondary level

6

[95th of 181]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level

1,294,672

[64th of 189]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita)

0.105 per capita

[100th of 172]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level

351,471

[95th of 171]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita)

28.441 per 1,000 people

[148th of 159]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

28,332

[98th of 150]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita)

2.293 per 1,000 people

[116th of 146]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level

42.68%

[163rd of 179]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

34.81%

[158th of 162]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level

19.95%

[59th of 126]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level

51%

[133rd of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men

56%

[128th of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women

45%

[129th of 160]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI

4.5%

[27th of 127]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government

14.8%

[27th of 85]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5

79.8%

[61st of 112]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men

84.2%

[47th of 101]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women

74.1%

[57th of 101]

Education, primary completion rate

38

[117th of 148]

Education, primary completion rate > Men

45

[112nd of 145]

Education, primary completion rate > Women

31

[112nd of 145]

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita

15.76 %

[34th of 101]

Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita

61.64 %

[3rd of 93]

Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita

265 %

[6th of 81]

Female enrolment share > Primary level

41.7%

[166th of 176]

Female enrolment share > Secondary level

34.2%

[164th of 170]

Geographical aptitude results

74.879

[60th of 191]

Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment

0.8

[141st of 183]

Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

0.62

[133rd of 172]

Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment

0.47

[86th of 139]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

58.91 %

[89th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

69.66 %

[87th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

64.38 %

[92nd of 157]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+

72%

[3rd of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men

61.7%

[3rd of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women

82%

[3rd of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+

4,791,200

[24th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita)

376.19 per 1,000 people

[4th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men

2,010,300

[19th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita)

157.842 per 1,000 people

[3rd of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women

2,777,800

[25th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita)

218.104 per 1,000 people

[4th of 138]

Library books

60,315

[72nd of 81]

Library books (per capita)

5.28384 per 1,000 people

[73rd of 81]

Library employees

16

[59th of 68]

Library employees (per capita)

0.00140166 per 1,000 people

[64th of 68]

Library members

828

[65th of 68]

Library members (per capita)

0.0725361 per 1,000 people

[67th of 68]

Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write

Literacy > Female

39.6%

[139th of 157]

Literacy > Male

53.5%

[149th of 156]

Literacy > Total population

46.4%

[148th of 160]

Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

11.89 %

[114th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

26.73 %

[114th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

19.04 %

[115th of 121]

Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

16.86 %

[109th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

32.25 %

[109th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

24.19 %

[109th of 123]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24

24.2%

[4th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men

32.3%

[4th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women

16.9%

[4th of 138]

Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population

23.51 %

[61st of 95]

Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population

21.25 %

[60th of 93]

Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population

25.68 %

[59th of 93]

Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort

70.46 %

[61st of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort

77.88 %

[53rd of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort

78.55 %

[49th of 92]

Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group

30.79 %

[83rd of 138]

Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group

45.06 %

[82nd of 138]

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group

38.06 %

[87th of 141]

Primary education, duration > years

6 years

[116th of 197]

Primary education, pupils

1,505,903

[35th of 176]

Primary education, pupils (per capita)

0.111 per capita

[69th of 193]

Primary education, pupils > % female

43.41 % female

[101st of 175]

Primary education, teachers

27,688

[41st of 159]

Primary education, teachers (per capita)

2.048 per 1,000 people

[83rd of 191]

Primary education, teachers > % female

26.42 % female

[87th of 153]

Primary school girls out of school

86%

[4th of 99]

Private school enrolment > Primary level

19.5

[37th of 148]

Private school enrolment > Secondary level

6.9

[83rd of 131]

Progression to secondary level

55

[79th of 97]

Progression to secondary school > %

51.25 %

[73rd of 123]

Progression to secondary school, female > %

48.15 %

[70th of 118]

Progression to secondary school, male > %

52.91 %

[69th of 118]

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP

4.31 %

[27th of 136]

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure

14.83 %

[27th of 103]

Public spending per student > Primary level

13.7

[64th of 126]

Public spending per student > Secondary level

28.5

[27th of 123]

Public spending per student > Tertiary level

241.4

[17th of 123]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

54.39

[10th of 159]

Pupils reaching grade 5

94.5

[36th of 108]

Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level

63.4

[4th of 175]

Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level

28.4

[17th of 121]

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education

47.01

[50th of 137]

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

79.74

[100th of 174]

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

60.55

[149th of 162]

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

74.56 %

[71st of 157]

Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

52.28 %

[106th of 123]

Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment

18.58 %

[14th of 128]

Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment

18.88 %

[11th of 125]

Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment

18.36 %

[15th of 125]

Repitition rate > Primary level

10.7

[41st of 143]

Repitition rate > Secondary level

19.1

[7th of 82]

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

2.52 % gross

[138th of 159]

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross

1.87 % gross

[144th of 153]

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross

1.85 % gross

[144th of 153]

School enrollment, primary > % gross

66.44 % gross

[100th of 176]

School enrollment, primary > % net

50.9 % net

[80th of 139]

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

58.82 % gross

[100th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, female > % net

45.34 % net

[77th of 137]

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

73.76 % gross

[100th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, male > % net

56.26 % net

[76th of 136]

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

37.03 %

[8th of 139]

School enrollment, secondary > % gross

23.94 % gross

[87th of 164]

School enrollment, secondary > % net

5.14 % net

[52nd of 121]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

16.77 % gross

[146th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % net

3.73 % net

[45th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

27.69 % gross

[145th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % net

6.51 % net

[46th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary

24.72 %

[22nd of 124]

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

2.56 % gross

[55th of 141]

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross

1.63 % gross

[52nd of 137]

School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross

3.47 % gross

[51st of 137]

School life expectancy > Female

1.4 years

[97th of 96]

School life expectancy > Male

2.7 years

[98th of 97]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary

7 years

[34th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female

5 years

[34th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

8 years

[33rd of 93]

School life expectancy > Total

2.1 years

[111st of 110]

Scientific and technical journal articles

11

[129th of 175]

Secondary education, general pupils

387,520

[46th of 183]

Secondary education, general pupils (per capita)

0.029 per 1,000 people

[93rd of 196]

Secondary education, pupils

437,463

[41st of 166]

Secondary education, pupils (per capita)

0.032 per capita

[81st of 185]

Secondary education, pupils > % female

32.59 % female

[89th of 153]

Secondary education, teachers

8,274

[82nd of 141]

Secondary education, teachers (per capita)

0.71 per 1,000 people

[167th of 188]

Secondary education, teachers > % female

13.78 % female

[106th of 131]

Secondary education, vocational pupils

49,943

[26th of 163]

Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita)

3.694 per 1,000 people

[40th of 183]

Spending on teaching materials

15.1

[2nd of 30]

Tertiary enrollment

1.9%

[133rd of 151]

Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

0.52

[4th of 138]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; The Geography Zone; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Mali, Republic of Mali, Republique de Mali


Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3

57

[164th of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles

33

[187th of 186]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3

57

[163rd of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > TB

73

[129th of 153]

% immunized pregnant women tetanus

32

[54th of 54]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural

58

[81st of 140]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total

69

[94th of 144]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban

93

[78th of 141]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural

61

[97th of 146]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total

65

[114th of 150]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban

74

[128th of 147]

% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total

100

[52nd of 133]

% under-fives with ARI --

10

[48th of 79]

% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider

43

[52nd of 80]

Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health

No

Access to sanitation

20%

[126th of 129]

Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

196.74 births

[5th of 184]

ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider

36 %

[7th of 52]

Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

48.73 per 1,000 people

[7th of 195]

Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total

40.6 %

[27th of 76]

Births with health staff

24%

[107th of 116]

Children living with AIDS

13,000

[30th of 80]

Children living with AIDS (per capita)

1.13885 per 1,000 people

[27th of 80]

Contraception

7%

[86th of 89]

Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49

8.1 %

[11th of 57]

Dependency ratio per 100

107

[3rd of 166]

Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding

45.3 %

[2nd of 47]

Drinking water availability %

65%

[112nd of 147]

Drug access

50%

[107th of 163]

expenditure per capita > current US$

23.8 $

[151st of 186]

expenditure, private > % of GDP

3.35 %

[42nd of 187]

expenditure, public > % of GDP

3.25 %

[96th of 187]

expenditure, total > % of GDP

6.6 %

[75th of 187]

External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health

13.8 %

[45th of 141]

External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health

18.2%

[31st of 179]

Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV

60 %

[11th of 112]

Fertility rate, total > births per woman

6.72 births per woman

[7th of 194]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females

38.3

[172nd of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males

37.5

[170th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

37.9

[170th of 186]

HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate

1.9%

[39th of 136]

HIV AIDS > Deaths

12,000

[34th of 102]

HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita)

942.201 per million people

[35th of 102]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS

140,000

[33rd of 126]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita)

10.992 per 1,000 people

[35th of 126]

HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49

1.65

[40th of 114]

HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years,

1.7

[40th of 145]

HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years,

70,000

[26th of 82]

Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

0.24 per 1,000 people

[64th of 149]

Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months

85 %

[128th of 190]

Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months

86 %

[112nd of 190]

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access

46 %

[118th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access

39 %

[113rd of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access

59 %

[131st of 173]

Improved water source > % of population with access

50 %

[162nd of 176]

Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access

36 %

[160th of 174]

Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access

78 %

[160th of 181]

Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people

277.83 per 100,000 people

[33rd of 200]

Infant mortality rate

117.99

[6th of 179]

Infant mortality rate > Female

93.97 deaths/1,000 live births

[10th of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Male

113.41 deaths/1,000 live births

[7th of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Total

103.83 deaths/1,000 live births

[8th of 225]

Intestinal diseases death rate

36.18%

[9th of 141]

life expectancy > Date of information

2006 est.

Life expectancy at birth > Female

51.94 years

[200th of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Male

48 years

[205th of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Total population

49.94 years

[202nd of 225]

Life expectancy at birth, female > years

49.28 years

[155th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, male > years

47.98 years

[156th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, total > years

48.62 years

[156th of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Females

46

[170th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Males

44

[167th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

45

[168th of 186]

Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk

very high

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease

schistosomiasis

Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet

37

[7th of 35]

Malaria cases > per 100,000

4,008

[21st of 94]

Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population

8 %

[3rd of 27]

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5

38.2 %

[5th of 52]

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5

33.2 %

[4th of 63]

Maternal mortality

580 per 100,000

[13th of 136]

Measles immunization

57

[146th of 168]

Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months

62

[19th of 105]

Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months

38

[42nd of 125]

Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt

74

[44th of 112]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe

38

[29th of 132]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe

33

[18th of 137]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe

11

[16th of 104]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe

11

[29th of 128]

Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months

74

[39th of 57]

Oral rehydration rate %

22

[38th of 73]

Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure

88.8%

[94th of 185]

Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health

99.5 %

[38th of 185]

Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars

17

[168th of 185]

Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars

33

[177th of 185]

Physicians > per 1,000 people

0.08 per 1,000 people

[51st of 148]

Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > %

56.8 %

[12th of 62]

Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health

0%

[119th of 159]

Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49

1.73 %

[40th of 148]

Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population

29 %

[29th of 172]

Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health

49.2%

[74th of 185]

Probability of dying before 5 > Females

220 per 1,000 people

[4th of 187]

Probability of not reaching 40

38.5%

[21st of 111]

Probability of reaching 65 > Female

48.5%

[126th of 159]

Probability of reaching 65 > Male

45.5%

[120th of 159]

Respiratory disease child death rate

223.16 (est)

Spending > Per person

11

[118th of 133]

Spending > Private

2.2

[67th of 141]

Spending > Public

2.1%

Tobacco > Cigarette consumption

223

[92nd of 106]

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP

4.5%

[140th of 185]

Total fertility rate

7

[6th of 166]

Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000

295

[6th of 165]

Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > %

21.14 %

[168th of 178]

Tuberculosis immunisation

84%

[97th of 134]

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases

70.56 %

[127th of 171]

Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49

28.5 %

[3rd of 13]

Water availability

8,810 cubic meters

[69th of 169]

Women circumcised

4.3

[7th of 27]

Women circumcised (per capita)

0.000376697 per 1,000 people

[3rd of 27]

Women circumcised share

4.3%

[7th of 27]


SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia; Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva; WHO, 2000; Wikipedia; List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary; The State of the World's Children 2002. New York; Oxford University Press.; UNICEF; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050; The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050; The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Mali, Republic of Mali, Republique de Mali


Sports

African Cup of Nations > Most tournaments hosted > Hosts

1 time

African Footballer of the Year > Wins > First place

1

[12th of 13]

FIFA World Ranking > Men

564

[63rd of 198]

FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita)

49.409 per 1 million people

[113rd of 197]

FIFA World Ranking > Women

1,283

[75th of 117]

FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita)

0.112 per 1,000 population

[66th of 116]

International Cricket Council members > Affiliate Members > Member Since

2005

SOURCES Wikipedia African Cup of Nations ; Wikipedia African Footballer of the Year ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia List of International Cricket Council members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Mali, Republic of Mali, Republique de Mali


Internet
 

Country code

.ml

Hosts

387

[165th of 228]

Hosts (per capita)

31.402 per million people

[194th of 222]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

26 Mbps

[71st of 167]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP)

4.901 Mbps per $1 trillion of

[74th of 184]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita)

1.923 Mbps per 1 billion peop

[79th of 188]

Internet Service Providers

13

[75th of 229]

Internet Service Providers (per capita)

0.00113885 per 1,000 people

[123rd of 215]

ISP

13

[13th of 162]

ISP (per capita)

1,083.898 per billion people

[19th of 127]

Livejournal users

15

[218th of 226]

Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

28.42 $/month

[62nd of 180]

Secure Internet servers

2

[156th of 183]

Secure Internet servers (per capita)

0.074 per 1 million people

[176th of 189]

TLD

.ml

Users

100,000

[123rd of 190]

Users (per capita)

8.337 per 1,000 people

[146th of 184]


SOURCES
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Mali, Republic of Mali, Republique de Mali


Language

French speakers

9,000

[19th of 31]

French speakers (per capita)

0.008 per 10 people

[24th of 30]

French status
Official language for instruction in schools. Official language. Bible 1530-1986.

Languages
French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

19

[172nd of 174]


SOURCES Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Mali, Republic of Mali, Republique de Mali

 

2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests

69

[92nd of 143]

Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita)

0.00604468 per 1,000 people

[110th of 143]

Catholic > Dioceses

6

[84th of 150]

Catholic > Dioceses (per capita)

0.000525624 per 1,000 people

[102nd of 148]

Catholic > Parishes

35

[110th of 149]

Catholic > Parishes (per capita)

0.00306614 per 1,000 people

[121st of 147]

Catholic > Religious Priests

65

[92nd of 148]

Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita)

0.00569426 per 1,000 people

[104th of 147]

Catholic > Total Priests

134

[92nd of 149]

Catholic > Total Priests (per capita)

0.0117389 per 1,000 people

[109th of 148]

Catholics

214,000

[100th of 140]

Catholics as percentage

1.54

[109th of 150]

Islam > Percentage

96.911%

[18th of 164]

Islam > Percentage Muslim

90%

[25th of 168]

Islam > Population

11,062,376

[23rd of 165]

Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population

90 %

[12th of 45]

Jehovahs Witnesses

234

[145th of 178]

Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita)

0.0176084 per 1,000 people

[174th of 177]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants

208,956

[97th of 167]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant

1.7 %

[119th of 163]

Religions
Muslim 90%, Christian 1%, indigenous beliefs 9%

Religions > All
Muslim 90%, indigenous beliefs 9%, Christian 1%

Religions > Muslim

90 %

[17th of 100]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic

1.54 %

[125th of 170]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total

189,289

[107th of 170]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership

1,234

[142nd of 232]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita)

1,081.034 per 10 million people

[166th of 222]


SOURCES Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Mali, Republic of Mali, Republique de Mali

3) Media
 

Average cost of local call

0.07

[81st of 151]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences

5

[54th of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita)

0.454 per million people

[55th of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities

23

[45th of 70]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities (per capita)

2.09 per million people

[46th of 70]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature

5

[58th of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature (per capita)

0.454 per million people

[57th of 76]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences

1

[67th of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences (per capita)

0.099 per million people

[66th of 76]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total

33

[60th of 80]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita)

2.998 per million people

[59th of 79]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports

22.24 %

[76th of 153]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports

15.98 %

[120th of 155]

Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people

1.12 per 1,000 people

[85th of 89]

DVD region

5

[23rd of 171]

E-Government rating

34

[149th of 182]

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

69.87 per 1,000 people

[125th of 193]

HAM radio prefixes

TZA - TZZ

Households with television > %

14.8 %

[115th of 160]

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes

76,022,310 min.

[100th of 164]

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita)

6.338 min. per capita

[125th of 185]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$

82,600,000 $

[48th of 101]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

24.71 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[15th of 130]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita)

6.684 $ per capita

[61st of 132]

Mobile phone subscribers

869,576

[102nd of 198]

Mobile phone subscribers (per capita)

64.325 per 1 million people

[137th of 201]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily

13,000

[83rd of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita)

1.181 per 1,000 people

[86th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily

3

[91st of 106]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita)

0.273 per million people

[91st of 104]

Number of PCs

42

[130th of 169]

Number of PCs (per $ GDP)

0.038 per $10 million of GDP

[123rd of 144]

Number of PCs (per capita)

0.037 per 10,000 people

[158th of 169]

Personal computers

45,000

[46th of 164]

Personal computers (per capita)

3.329 per 1 million people

[55th of 171]

Phone subscribers

8.15

[172nd of 178]

Population covered by mobile telephony > %

15.39 %

[81st of 108]

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month

13.77 $/month

[61st of 185]

Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month

16.1 $/month

[42nd of 151]

Radio broadcast stations
AM 1, FM 230 (27 regional and government stations, and 203 private stations), shortwave 1

Radio receivers

570,000

[129th of 188]

Radio receivers (per capita)

0.053 per capita

[173rd of 182]

Radios

570,000

[129th of 221]

Radios (per capita)

49.9343 per 1,000 people

[203rd of 212]

Telecommunications investment > % of revenue

29.96 %

[48th of 165]

Telecommunications investment > current LCU

13000000000

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

7.65 % GDP

[6th of 167]

Telecommunications revenue > current LCU

214000000000

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes

12.28 $

[3rd of 142]

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP)

4,669.674 $ per $1 trillion of GD

[18th of 174]

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita)

1,023.867 $ per 1 million people

[41st of 178]

Telephone employees, total

1,533

[107th of 194]

Telephone employees, total (per capita)

0.124 per 1,000 people

[141st of 202]

Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines

177.6 per 100 mainlines

[2nd of 134]

Telephone mainlines

75,000

[116th of 202]

Telephone mainlines (per capita)

5.548 per 1,000 people

[137th of 203]

Telephone subscribers

944,576

[100th of 199]

Telephone subscribers (per capita)

0.077 per 1,000 people

[124th of 201]

Telephone subscribers per employee

71.26

[127th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
fixed-line availability is gradually increasing, but subscribership remains less than 1 per 100 persons; increasing use of local radio loops to extend network coverage to remote areas; mobile-cellular subscribership has increased sharply to 20 per 100 persons

Telephone system > General assessment
domestic system unreliable but improving; provides only minimal service

Telephone system > International
country code - 223; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean, 1 Indian Ocean)

Telephone system > Regulation

2000

Telephones > Main lines in use

85,000

[107th of 174]

Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita)

7.086 per 1,000 people

[119th of 173]

Telephones > Mobile cellular

2,483,000

[89th of 186]

Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita)

206.996 per 1,000 people

[133rd of 185]

Television broadcast stations

2

[15th of 89]

Television broadcast stations (per capita)

0.167 per million people

[16th of 67]

Television receivers

45,000

[154th of 185]

Television receivers (per capita)

4.202 per 1,000 people

[170th of 179]

Television standard > VHF

SECAM K1

Televisions

45,000

[158th of 215]

Televisions (per capita)

3.94218 per 1,000 people

[201st of 209]


SOURCES Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Mali, Republic of Mali, Republique de Mali


4) Tourism

 

1. Bamako
Mali’s capital is a colorful, throbbing metropolis that’s home to several museums displaying Mali’s rich history and culture, such as the Musée National. Shop in Bamako’s many markets, wander the tree-lined boulevards, and sample both traditional Malian cuisine and international fare. The nightlife and the music scene in Bamako are legendary. This city makes the perfect first stop on your Mali adventure.

2. Mali’s Rivers
Mali’s largest and longest river is the Niger. The third-longest river in Africa, the Niger plays an important role in Mali’s economy and its population’s mobility. Taking a boat to get from one city to another is not only a great way to explore Mali but also a fine way to get around. It is also possible to hire pirogues or catch a ferry on the Bani and Sénégal rivers.

3. Djenné
Visit the oldest known city in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the most important centers of Islamic education in Mali. It’s home to the largest mud-built structure in the world, the Great Mosque. It is easy to find a guide to show you around the Old Town; in fact, one will probably approach you as soon as you arrive. However, we recommend hiring a guide with Mali’s tourism bureau in advance. Arrange to visit the mud-dyed tapestry workshops of Djenné, where these beautiful traditional works of art can be purchased.

4. Dogon Country
The Dogon people have lived along the 250-kilometer Bandiagara Escarpment for thousands of years, once in houses carved out of the rocks. Today they live mostly in small villages on the plateau beneath the cliffs. There are no cars in the Dogon, and the only way to get around is by hiking or hitching a ride on a donkey-drawn cart. Learn about the Dogon through their mask dances and wooden sculptures, and fall asleep on the tops of adobe houses under a dark sky spattered with stars.

5. Fatima’s Hand
Located in the Hombori Mountains is Fatima’s Hand, a natural rock formation perfect for rock climbing. For those who like to climb outdoors, this is one of the best and most beautiful places in Mali to visit.

6. Boucle de Baoule National Park

Given that much of Mali’s wildlife has disappeared under the hands of poachers, an animal safari will be hard to come by. But if you want to experience wildlife, the Boucle de Baoule National Park is your destination. The park covers 800,000 hectares of protected land where visitors can observe a myriad of birds and, if they’re lucky, even some lions. Also of interest in the park are ancient Malinke tombs and rock art.

7. Segou
The second-largest city in Mali and capital of the former Bambara kingdom, Segou sits on the Niger River, in the agricultural heart of the country. Among its highlights are the town’s famous pottery, the Niono mosque, and the colonial architecture of the city’s administrative buildings. We also recommend taking short pirogue rides on the Niger to neighboring villages.

8. Mopti
This city is often referred to as the Venice of Africa because of its busy river port, built hundreds of years ago. Originally a small fishing village, Mopti is now a major trade center. The Moroccan-Sudanese architecture of some of Mopti’s neighborhoods, as well as the main mosque, is worth checking out. Enjoy the bustle of port life, and visit the Marché des Souvenirs for trinket shopping.

9. Sahara Desert Excursion
Have you always dreamed of riding a camel through the Sahara desert and camping in the dunes under cold, starry skies? The Sahara stretches over much of northern Mali, and desert excursions with experienced guides can be arranged from Timbuktu or Kidal. These excursions have lately been discouraged due to activity by Islamic extremist groups, but do your research thoroughly beforehand.

10. Timbuktu
Founded in the 12th century, Timbuktu is a city in the north of Mali. In 1988 it became a World Heritage Site, but Timbuktu has always been considered a special place. Also known as “the mysterious city,” Timbuktu has long enticed foreign travelers. Visit the Djinguereber mosque, and admire the mix of Berber, Andalusian, and Egyptian architecture of this city.

When to Go
Though Mali is, by Western standards, hot all year round, it does have three seasons. February through June is dry and hot, especially in March through May. The rainy season lasts from June through November, with more humid and milder weather. November through February is cool and dry; we recommend that period for travelers who struggle with high temperatures.
 

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