Mali Population 2022


Mali map
  • The current population of Mali is estimated at 21,691,462 people as of December, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Mali represent 0.27% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Mali is 11.8 inhabitants per km2.
  • Mali is located in Africa.
  • Mali ranks number 60 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Mali is 17.570701° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -3.996231° W.
  • The median age in Mali is 16.3 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Mali is 28,465 XOF per month, around USD $45.65 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Mali shares its land boundary with are Algeria to the north, Burkina Faso and Niger to the east, Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea to the south, and Mauritania and Senegal to the west.

Mali

Official name Republic of Mali
Location Africa
Capital Bamako
Population 21,396,790 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 11.8/km2
Population growth rate 2.99% (in 2022)
Area 1,240,192 km2 (478,840.61 sq mi)
Official language French
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Life expectancy 60.17 years
Internet TLD .ml
Call code +223

Mali Population Graph

Mali Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 20,254,884 10,147,697 10,107,187 50.1% 49.9% 8,893,920 43.91%
2019 19,661,955 9,846,707 9,815,248 50.08% 49.92% 8,482,167 43.14%
2018 19,081,571 9,552,234 9,529,337 50.06% 49.94% 8,082,953 42.36%
2017 18,516,131 9,265,472 9,250,659 50.04% 49.96% 7,697,156 41.57%
2016 17,969,041 8,988,114 8,980,927 50.02% 49.98% 7,327,775 40.78%
2015 17,442,260 8,721,130 8,721,130 50% 50% 6,975,160 39.99%
2014 16,937,600 8,467,106 8,470,494 49.99% 50.01% 6,639,539 39.2%
2013 16,453,144 8,223,281 8,229,863 49.98% 50.02% 6,318,007 38.4%
2012 15,982,688 7,988,147 7,994,541 49.98% 50.02% 6,009,491 37.6%
2011 15,517,696 7,754,193 7,763,503 49.97% 50.03% 5,710,512 36.8%
2010 15,052,362 7,518,655 7,533,707 49.95% 50.05% 5,418,850 36%
2009 14,584,343 7,280,504 7,303,839 49.92% 50.08% 5,133,689 35.2%
2008 14,116,401 7,042,672 7,073,729 49.89% 50.11% 4,856,042 34.4%
2007 13,654,185 6,806,611 6,847,574 49.85% 50.15% 4,589,172 33.61%
2006 13,206,019 6,577,918 6,628,101 49.81% 50.19% 4,335,536 32.83%
2005 12,778,064 6,359,642 6,418,422 49.77% 50.23% 4,096,647 32.06%
2004 12,372,047 6,152,619 6,219,428 49.73% 50.27% 3,872,451 31.3%
2003 11,985,568 5,955,629 6,029,939 49.69% 50.31% 3,661,591 30.55%
2002 11,619,678 5,770,332 5,849,346 49.66% 50.34% 3,463,826 29.81%
2001 11,274,308 5,594,312 5,679,996 49.62% 50.38% 3,278,569 29.08%
2000 10,949,075 5,429,646 5,519,429 49.59% 50.41% 3,105,158 28.36%
1999 10,645,491 5,275,905 5,369,586 49.56% 50.44% 2,943,478 27.65%
1998 10,363,051 5,132,819 5,230,232 49.53% 50.47% 2,792,842 26.95%
1997 10,096,786 4,998,919 5,097,867 49.51% 50.49% 2,668,581 26.43%
1996 9,839,936 4,868,800 4,971,136 49.48% 50.52% 2,556,415 25.98%
1995 9,587,961 4,741,247 4,846,714 49.45% 50.55% 2,446,848 25.52%
1994 9,337,133 4,614,411 4,722,722 49.42% 50.58% 2,340,819 25.07%
1993 9,089,354 4,489,232 4,600,122 49.39% 50.61% 2,237,799 24.62%
1992 8,852,458 4,369,573 4,482,885 49.36% 50.64% 2,141,410 24.19%
1991 8,637,601 4,262,656 4,374,945 49.35% 50.65% 2,051,430 23.75%
1990 8,451,943 4,171,879 4,280,064 49.36% 50.64% 1,970,993 23.32%
1989 8,298,910 4,100,491 4,198,419 49.41% 50.59% 1,900,450 22.9%
1988 8,173,486 4,043,424 4,130,062 49.47% 50.53% 1,837,400 22.48%
1987 8,064,151 3,996,593 4,067,558 49.56% 50.44% 1,779,758 22.07%
1986 7,954,772 3,948,749 4,006,023 49.64% 50.36% 1,714,253 21.55%
1985 7,833,768 3,893,383 3,940,385 49.7% 50.3% 1,645,875 21.01%
1984 7,696,704 3,828,341 3,868,363 49.74% 50.26% 1,577,055 20.49%
1983 7,546,974 3,756,129 3,790,845 49.77% 50.23% 1,507,131 19.97%
1982 7,390,443 3,678,963 3,711,480 49.78% 50.22% 1,438,919 19.47%
1981 7,236,461 3,603,034 3,633,427 49.79% 50.21% 1,372,757 18.97%
1980 7,091,826 3,531,729 3,560,097 49.8% 50.2% 1,310,569 18.48%
1979 6,958,079 3,467,211 3,490,868 49.83% 50.17% 1,253,150 18.01%
1978 6,832,729 3,406,799 3,425,930 49.86% 50.14% 1,198,461 17.54%
1977 6,713,878 3,349,554 3,364,324 49.89% 50.11% 1,146,730 17.08%
1976 6,598,304 3,293,873 3,304,431 49.92% 50.08% 1,098,618 16.65%
1975 6,483,838 3,238,029 3,245,809 49.94% 50.06% 1,052,975 16.24%
1974 6,369,874 3,183,026 3,186,848 49.97% 50.03% 1,009,625 15.85%
1973 6,257,692 3,128,220 3,129,472 49.99% 50.01% 966,813 15.45%
1972 6,148,939 3,074,469 3,074,470 50% 50% 926,645 15.07%
1971 6,045,975 3,024,801 3,021,174 50.03% 49.97% 888,758 14.7%
1970 5,952,017 2,978,985 2,973,032 50.05% 49.95% 852,924 14.33%
1969 5,864,348 2,937,452 2,926,896 50.09% 49.91% 819,249 13.97%
1968 5,783,726 2,898,803 2,884,923 50.12% 49.88% 787,743 13.62%
1967 5,709,045 2,864,228 2,844,817 50.17% 49.83% 757,590 13.27%
1966 5,638,682 2,831,746 2,806,936 50.22% 49.78% 729,645 12.94%
1965 5,571,279 2,800,682 2,770,597 50.27% 49.73% 702,538 12.61%
1964 5,506,502 2,770,872 2,735,630 50.32% 49.68% 676,749 12.29%
1963 5,444,339 2,742,858 2,701,481 50.38% 49.62% 651,687 11.97%
1962 5,384,058 2,715,719 2,668,339 50.44% 49.56% 627,781 11.66%
1961 5,324,930 2,688,557 2,636,373 50.49% 49.51% 604,912 11.36%
1960 5,266,359 2,662,144 2,604,215 50.55% 49.45% 582,986 11.07%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Mali ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Mali. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Mali

# City Population 2022
1 Bamako 1,298,578
2 Segou 154,637
3 Sikasso 145,930
4 Mopti 109,215
5 Koutiala 100,048
6 Gao 87,687
7 Kayes 79,057
8 Markala 54,313
9 Kolokani 49,306
10 Kati 43,287
11 Bougouni 35,836
12 Timbuktu 32,749
13 Banamba 30,854
14 Bafoulabe 27,070
15 San 25,014
16 Koulikoro 24,144
17 Djenne 22,566
18 Yorosso 17,595
19 Kangaba 17,360
20 Sagalo 15,972
21 Ke-Macina 15,896
22 Kokofata 13,114
23 Kidal 11,743
24 Kolondieba 10,119
25 Menaka 9,262
26 Inekar 8,849
27 Ntossoni 8,834
28 Goundam 8,564
29 Douentza 8,168
30 Tenenkou 7,577
31 Niafunke 7,029
32 Bandiagara 6,932
33 Kinmparana 6,080
34 Kita 5,840
35 Sokolo 4,421

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2