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Mali Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 10,732   Population 2000 (UN '000) 11,351
Area (km2) 1,248,137   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 68
Number of Administrative Units 272   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 39
Number of Urban Extents 105   Number of Settlement Points 155

Mali Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Mali
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Region
Level2 Type Cercle
Number of Units 272
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 39
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1998
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 8,102
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 9,704
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 10,732
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 8,778
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 9,928
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 11,351
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 1,248,137
Average Input Resolution (km) 68
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 155
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,112,340
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 4,173
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 19,349
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 105
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 545
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 2
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 28
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 2,913
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,299,609
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,642
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 27,809
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,919,913
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 25%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 31%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 18
Regression-estimated Extents 145
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Recensement General de la Population et de L''Habitat (Avril 1998) -- Resultats Definitifs, Tome 4: Repertoire de Village
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
1998 Recensement General Mali, Hardcopy at CIESIN; 1998 Recensement General Mali, UN Statistical Library
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Carte Mali, Census, NIMA, Times Atlas of the World, 1
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Localities with 5,000 inhabitants or more and district centres.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Due to extensive boundary changes between 1990 and 1998, region (administrative 1 level) population growth rates were calculated between these two years and applied to the 1990 cercle (administrative 2 level) data to extrapolate to target years. A 5% growth rate cap was applied to select units.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
Spatial boundaries were aggregated to match the population data as follows: (1) Oussoubidiagna and Goundara were aggregated into one unit called Oussoubidiagna (2) the sub-units of Menaka --Tidarmene, Inekar, Anderaboukane, and Menaka-- were aggregated into one unit called Menaka (3) the sub-units of Kidal --Tinkar, Tessalit, Aquel-Hor, Annefis, Essouk, Kidal, Bouressa, Abeilara, Abiyou, Tin-Zaouatene, Tin-Essako, and Tin-Esserine-- were aggregated into one unit called Kidal.