A secessionist movement claims to have broken off from Mali to form the Independent State of Azawad, consisting of Gao, Kidal, Timbuktu, and part of Mopti regions. No countries have recognized it yet.
Sorin Cosoveanu sent me information from the website of Mali's National Statistics Institute, showing the provisional results of the 2009 census (source ).
FIPS Publication Change Notice No. 9, affecting FIPS PUB 10-4, was issued on 2004-10-01. It assigns a FIPS code to the new region of Kidal, and changes the FIPS code of the old region (Gao) from which the new one was formed. Details are below under Primary subdivisions and Change history.
In 1900, the French possessions in West Africa as a whole were called French Sudan. In 1904, the French administration created the gouvernement général of French West Africa (Afrique Occidentale Française, or A.O.F.; the name had already been in use for some time). A.O.F. initially comprised the French colonies of Ivory Coast, Dahomey, French Guinea, Senegal, and Upper Senegal and Niger. Upper Senegal and Niger contained most of the older territory of Senegambia and Niger. Its name was changed to French Sudan on 1920-12-04. French Sudan and Senegal formed the Federation of Mali on 1959-04-04. On 1960-06-20, the Federation of Mali became independent. It split up into its two original components, Sudan and Senegal, on 1960-08-22. One month later (1960-09-22), Sudan changed its name to the Republic of Mali.
named for an ancient Islamic empire in the same area
Mali is divided into eight régions (regions) and one district.
See the Circles of Mali page.
The regions are subdivided into cercles (circles), which are further subdivided into arrondissements.
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