Flag of Burkina Faso (GIF)


The flag of Burkina Faso consists of two equal horizontal bands of red and green, with a yellow five-pointed star in the center. The red color symbolizes revolution, the green color represents the abundance of agricultural and natural riches, and the yellow star symbolizes the guiding light of the revolution. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on August 4, 1984.

The national coat of arms includes two white stallions symbolizing the nobility of the people, a shield symbolizing the protection of the nation, two black spears symbolizing the defense of the homeland, an open book symbolizing progress and millet ears symbolizing abundance.

The Burkina Faso flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. Its capital is Ouagadougou, and its population is about 20,870,000.

The waving flag of Burkina Faso with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Ouagadougou
(pop. 1,475,000)
Other major cities:Bobo-Dioulasso
(490,000)
Official languages:French
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:47.9% Mossi
10.3% Fula
6.9% Lobi
6.9% Bobo
6.7% Mandé
5.3% Senufo
5.0% Gurunsi
4.8% Gurma
3.1% Tuareg
Religion:60.5% Islam
23.2% Christianity
15.3% Indigenous beliefs
1.0% Irreligious and others
Demonym:Burkinese
Area:274,200 km²
(105,900 sq mi)
Population:20,870,000
Currency:West African CFA franc


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Burkina Faso (French: Drapeau et armoiries du Burkina Faso), GIF

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