According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, Mali is a country located in West Africa with an area code of +223. It is bordered by Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Senegal, and Ivory Coast. The capital of Mali is Bamako and the largest city is also Bamako. The population of Mali is estimated to be around 17 million people. The majority of the population in Mali lives in rural areas with only about 20% living in urban centers. The official language of Mali is French but there are several other languages spoken including Bambara, Soninke, Fulfulde, Bozo, Dogon and Tamashek. Islam is the predominant religion with approximately 90% of the population practicing it. Christianity and traditional African religions are also practiced by a small portion of the population. Mali has a semi-arid climate with hot dry summers and warm wet winters which makes it one of the hottest countries on Earth during summertime months. Agriculture forms an important part of the economy as most people are involved in subsistence farming or herding livestock such as cattle and sheep. Mining has become increasingly important over recent years due to gold deposits being discovered in many parts of the country. Tourism has also been growing steadily over recent years due to its many attractions like Timbuktu as well as its cultural diversity which includes ancient cities like Djenne and Mopti that attract tourists from all over the world every year. Mali is a semi-presidential republic, with an elected president and a prime minister as the head of government. The president is elected by popular vote for a five-year term, with no term limits. The prime minister is appointed by the president and approved by the National Assembly. The National Assembly consists of 147 members elected through a system of proportional representation. They serve five-year terms. Mali’s political climate has been unstable in recent years due to armed conflicts, with several coups d’état and attempted coups occurring since independence in 1960. However, the country has made strides toward democratic stability with its most recent election in 2018 resulting in peaceful transition of power between two democratically elected presidents. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of Mali.