Mali size comparison
1,240,192 km2 / 478,714 mile2
Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi). The sovereign state of Mali consists of eight regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara Desert, while the country’s southern part, is in the Sudanian savanna, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers.