Flag of Mali

Flag of Mali

The flag of Mali, which has been adopted in 1961, is composed of a vertical tricolor consisting of green, yellow and red stripes. These colors have a classical pan-African symbolism - green indicates the forests and the land's fertility, yellow represents the sharp local sun and red recalls the blood shed during the struggles for freedom. Mali originally formed a federation with Sudan and they shared one flag, which was compared to its present form enriched by a figure of a black man called "Kanaga" placed in the middle of the yellow stripe. Senegal, however, left the federation and replaced the figure by a star. Neither Mali did stick to this form of the flag and the "Kanaga" was removed from both flags. The reason was that the majority of the population are Muslims and it is unacceptable for them to portray the human figure on the flag.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Algeria Algeria Algiers 38,700,000 2,381,740 km2
Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Ouagadougou 17,322,796 274,000 km2
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro 23,202,000 322,463 km2
Flag of Guinea Guinea Conakry 10,824,200 245,857 km2
Flag of Mauritania Mauritania Nouakchott 3,461,041 1,025,520 km2
Flag of Niger Niger Niamey 17,129,076 1,267,000 km2
Flag of Senegal Senegal Dakar 13,567,338 196,722 km2

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Main information

Country
Mali
Capital city
Bamako
Population
15,302,000 (2013)
Total area
1,240,190 km2
Formation
22. 9. 1960
Highest point
Hombori Tondo (1,155 m)
GDP
$ 1,088 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
west african cfa franc (XOF)
Code
ML (MLI)
Calling code
+223
Internet TLD
.ml

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By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Mali (Bamako)
English
Mali (Bamako)
German
Mali (Bamako)
French
Mali (Bamako)
Italian
Mali (Bamako)
Spanish
Malí (Bamako)
Russian
Мали (Бамако)
Slovak
Mali (Bamako)
Polish
Mali (Bamako)
Portuguese
Mali (Bamako)
Chinese
马里共和国 (巴马科)
Japanese
マリ共和国 (バマコ)
Turkish
Mali (Bamako)
Norwegian
Mali (Bamako)
Swedish
Mali (Bamako)
Hungarian
Mali (Bamako)
Dutch
Mali (Bamako)
Danish
Mali (Bamako)
Finnish
Mali (Bamako)
Hebrew
מאלי (במקו)

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