BURKINA FASO


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Flag

Coat of Arms

Territory
274,200 km2 (74th)

Capital
Ouagadougou

Language
French-Mòoré-Fula

Motto
'Unity–Progress–Justice'

National Flower
Rose






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Burkina Faso Flag

Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation in West Africa. It covers a zone of around 274,200 square kilometers (105,900 sq mi) and is encompassed by six nations: Mali toward the north; Niger toward the east; Benin toward the southeast; Togo and Ghana toward the south; and Ivory Coast toward the southwest. Burkina Faso is a francophone nation, with French as the official language of government and business. Generally 40% of the populace talks the Mossi language. Some time ago called the Republic of Upper Volta (1958– 1984), the nation was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara. Its residents are known as Burkinabé and its capital is Ouagadougou. The Republic of Upper Volta was built up on 11 December 1958 as a self-administering province inside the French Community, and on 5 August 1960 it increased full freedom, with Maurice Yaméogo as President. After dissents by understudies and worker's guilds, Yaméogo was ousted in the 1966 overthrow, driven by Sangoulé Lamizana, who moved toward becoming President. His standard matched with the Sahel dry season and starvation, and confronting issues from the nation's generally ground-breaking worker's guilds he was removed in the 1980 overthrow, driven by Saye Zerbo. Experiencing obstruction from worker's guilds once more, Zerbo's administration was toppled in the 1982 rebellion, driven by Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo. The pioneer of the liberal group of Ouédraogo's administration, Thomas Sankara, wound up Prime Minister however was later detained. Endeavors to free him prompted the famously upheld 1983 rebellion, in which he moved toward becoming President. Sankara renamed the nation Burkina Faso and propelled a goal-oriented financial program which incorporated an across the nation proficiency battle, land redistribution to workers, railroad and street development and the banning of female genital mutilation, constrained relational unions and polygamy.


Coat of Arms


Burkina Faso Coat of Arms

Territory


Burkina Faso Map

274,200 km2 (74th)


Capital


Burkina Faso Capital

Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso and the authoritative, correspondences, social, and monetary focal point of the country. It is likewise the nation's biggest city, with a populace of 2,200,000 of every 2015. The city's name is frequently abbreviated to Ouaga. The occupants are called ouagalais. The spelling of the name Ouagadougou is gotten from the French orthography regular in previous French African provinces. Ouagadougou's essential businesses are sustenance preparing and materials. Ouagadougou, arranged on the focal level, developed around the majestic royal residence of the Mogho Naaba. A managerial focus of pilgrim rule, it turned into a significant urban focus in the post-frontier period. First the capital of the Mossi Kingdoms and later of Upper Volta and Burkina Faso.


Languague


Burkina Faso Languague

French-Mòoré-Fula



Motto


Burkina Faso Motto

'Unity–Progress–Justice'



National Flower of Burkina Faso


Burkina Faso National Flower

Rose

A rose is a woody lasting blooming plant of the sort Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the blossom it bears. There are more than three hundred species and a large number of cultivars. They structure a gathering of plants that can be erect bushes, climbing or trailing with stems that are regularly equipped with sharp prickles. Blooms shift fit as a fiddle and are typically expansive and garish, in hues going from white through yellows and reds. Most species are local to Asia, with littler numbers local to Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa. Species, cultivars and half and halves are for the most part generally developed for their excellence and frequently are fragrant. Roses have procured social noteworthiness in numerous social orders. Rose plants run in size from minimal, smaller than normal roses, to climbers that can achieve seven meters in stature. Various species hybridize effectively, and this has been utilized in the improvement of the wide scope of greenery enclosure roses.


Demonym(s)

Burkinabé

Population

20,107,509
(2017 estimate)

Currency

West African CFA franc (XOF)

Time Zone

UTC+0 (GMT)

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