National Flag of Burkina Faso and Flag History

Burkina Faso National Flag

The national flag of Burkina Faso consists of two horizontal stripes of equal width, red the upper and green the lower, with a yellow five-pointed star in the center of the flag.

National flag of Burkina

Burkina Faso Flag Meaning

The colors are those of pan-Africanism (which are based on those of the Ethiopian flag), although they also represent the socialist (red) revolution and the fertility of the Burkina Faso (the green). The yellow star represents the luminous guide of the revolution.

The current national flag of Burkina Faso was also designed by Thomas Sankara, since the previous flag consisted of 3 equal stripes one of red color another of white color and the last one of black color.

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Burkina Faso Flag History

The national flag of Burkina Faso was adopted on August 4, 1984 and was designed by then-President Thomas Sankara of the country.

Burkina Faso became independent from France on 1 August 1960 under the name of Upper Volta. Its flag was composed by three horizontal stripes, a black, white and red color representing the three main arms of the river Volta. This flag was replaced by the current one when the name of the country was changed by Burkina Faso in 1984

Burkina Faso Flag Pictures

Burkina Faso Flag Pictures

Map of Burkina Faso


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