Mali πŸ‡²πŸ‡±

Bamako

Mali is part of Africa with main city at Bamako. Official language is French. Mali uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± Currencies Used

Mali uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Mali. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Mali is on average 0.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Mali is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 8,622.49 XOF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Malitel or Orange. Mali uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mali upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Mali, dial +, then 223 (the country code for Mali), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Mali, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Mali uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Mali you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways and 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

17

Ambulance

15

Fire department

18

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Last updated: June 17, 2019