Flag of Burkina Faso (GIF)

The flag of Burkina Faso (French: drapeau du Burkina Faso) consists of two equally sized horizontal bands of red and green, with a five-pointed yellow star at the center of the red stripe. The red represents the revolutionary struggle for independence and the bloodshed of those who fought for it, while the green symbolizes the country's natural resources and hope for a prosperous future. The yellow star represents the guiding light of the revolution and is a symbol of freedom. This flag design serves as a powerful emblem of Burkina Faso's hard-fought independence, its rich agricultural and natural resources, and its unwavering commitment to progress and liberty.

Adopted:August 4, 1984
Designed by:Thomas Sankara
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇧🇫

The coat of arms of Burkina Faso is a powerful emblem rich in symbolism. At its core, a shield adorned with a flag represents the nation's commitment to safeguarding its integrity and sovereignty. Behind the shield, two crossed black spears symbolize the resolute defense of the homeland. Flanking the shield, two white stallions signify the nobility and strength of the Burkinabé people. Under the shield, an open book signifies progress and the importance of education in the nation's development. The ribbon bearing the national motto, "Unité, Progrès, Justice" (Unity, Progress, Justice), underscores the core values of unity, development, and justice in Burkina Faso. The inclusion of ears of millet at the ends of the ribbon symbolizes agricultural abundance and prosperity, completing this emblem's representation of the nation's ideals and aspirations.

The Burkina Faso flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. Its capital is Ouagadougou, and its population is about 21.5 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger, and Togo.

The waving flag of Burkina Faso with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Ouagadougou
Other major city:Bobo-Dioulasso
Official language: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
Religions:60.5% Islam,
23.2% Christianity,
15.3% Indigenous beliefs,
1.0% Irreligious and others
Nationality names:Burkinese, Burkinabe
Area:274,200 km²
(105,900 sq mi)
Population:21.5 million (2021)
Country codes:BF, BFA (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.bf
Calling code:+226

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

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Burkina_Faso
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Burkina_Faso

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