Flag of Burkina Faso

Flag of Burkina Faso

The flag of Burkina Faso consists of two horizontal stripes in red and green colors and a golden star located in the center of the flag on the borderline of these stripes. The colors used are typical examples of pan-African colors, however, the official explanation says that the red symbolizes the socialist revolution and that the green color stands for natural wealth of the country. Burkina Faso was a French colony until 1960 and it was called Upper Volta. The flag has been adopted in 1984 when the country was renamed to Burkina Faso (in translation "a country of unbribables") after the series of military coups. The colors also refer to solidarity towards other African nations and the golden star recalls the guiding light of the revolution.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Benin Benin Porto-Novo 10,323,000 112,622 km2
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro 23,202,000 322,463 km2
Flag of Ghana Ghana Accra 24,658,823 238,533 km2
Flag of Mali Mali Bamako 15,302,000 1,240,190 km2
Flag of Niger Niger Niamey 17,129,076 1,267,000 km2
Flag of Togo Togo Lomé 6,191,155 56,785 km2

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Main information

Country
Burkina Faso
Capital city
Ouagadougou
Population
17,322,796 (2013)
Total area
274,000 km2
Formation
5. 8. 1960
Highest point
Tena Kourou (749 m)
GDP
$ 1,415 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
west african cfa franc (XOF)
Code
BF (BFA)
Calling code
+226
Internet TLD
.bf

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By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
English
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
German
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
French
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Italian
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Spanish
Burkina Faso (Uagadugú)
Russian
Буркина-Фасо (Уагадугу)
Slovak
Burkina (Ouagadougou)
Polish
Burkina Faso (Wagadugu)
Portuguese
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Chinese
布吉納法索 (瓦加杜古)
Japanese
ブルキナファソ (ワガドゥグー)
Turkish
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Norwegian
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Swedish
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Hungarian
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Dutch
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Danish
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Finnish
Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Hebrew
בורקינה פאסו (ואגאדוגו)

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