Burkina Faso flag patch

Burkina Faso flag patch

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Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)

The flag of Burkina Faso consists of a top red horizontal half over a horizontal green bottom half. The middle of the Burkina Faso flag features a five-pointed yellow star.

Meaning: The Burkina Faso flag depicts the pan-African colors, which reflect a break with the country's colonial past and its unity with other African ex-colonies. The red also symbolizes the revolution; while the green represents the country's abundance of natural riches. Finally, the yellow star represents the guiding light of the revolution.

History: The Burkina Faso flag was adopted on August 4, 1984. In August 1984 there was a coup, and the country's name was changed from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso and the new to Burkina Faso flag was adopted. Burkina Faso roughly translates into "The land of honorable men."

Interesting Facts: The flag of Upper Volta consisted of black, white and red horizontal stripes which symbolized the Black Volta, White Volta and Red Volta Rivers. (source: worldflags101)

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