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Burkina Faso Flag


Flag of Burkina Faso
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Burkina Faso]
Aspect Ratio(2:3)
Color Scheme red,green yellow
Color and Design

Two horizontal bands of red and green with a yellow five-pointed star in the center.

Meaning & SymbolismThe red is to symbolize the revolution and the green the abundance of agricultural and natural riches. The yellow star placed over the red and green stripes is the guiding light of the revolution.
Description and Brief History

The national flag of Burkina Faso (French: drapeau du Burkina Faso) is formed by two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green, with a yellow five-pointed star resting in the center. The flag was adopted on 4 August 1984. The flag is coloured in the popular Pan-African colors (red, yellow & green) of the Ethiopian flag, reflecting both a break with the country's colonial past and its unity with other African ex-colonies. The flag was adopted following the coup of 1983 which brought Thomas Sankara to power.

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