Mali (officially the Republic of Mali), is a West African landlocked country. It is surrounded by Niger on the east, Algeria on the north, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. The country consists of eight regions. On the north, its borders reach deep into the middle of Sahara. The majority of inhabitants live in the country’s Southern part. It features the famous Niger and Senegal rivers. Agriculture and fishing serve as the two main sectors of country’s economic development. Mali’s major natural resources include salt, gold and uranium.