The Flag Of Burkina Faso

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The Flag Of Burkina Faso

Current national flag and its meaning

The national flag of Burkina Faso consists of two horizontal stripes: red on the top and green on the bottom. A five pointed yellow star rests in the center. This flag was adopted in 1984. The colours used in the national symbol of the country are traditional for Pan African movement and it is a sign of the fact that colonial past was broken and a symbol of unity with other Africal ex-colonies. Red and green also have other meaning. Red is a symbole of revolution and the people`s struggle for independence. Gree means the importance of agriculture for the country and its richness in natural resources.

Prior national colours of Burkina Faso

The first national flag of this territory the flag of Upper Volta had three horozontal stripes: black, white and red. It was similar to the flag used by German Empire from 1871 till 1918 and as replaced when Upper Volta became Burkina Faso in 1984.

National coat of arms

The other important national symbol of the country is its coat of arms. It represents a shied with national colours. On a lower banner we can see the national moto of the country in French: “Unite – Progres – Justic

Country:Burkina Faso

Capital city:Ouagadougou

Total area:274,000 km2

Formation:5. 8. 1960

Population:17,322,796 (2013)

Currency:west african cfa franc (XOF)

Code:BF (BFA)

Calling code:+226

By continents:Africa,

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