National Symbols of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Mali, Niger, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, . The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou.

The official language is French and the West African CFA franc is the currency of the Burkina Faso. The domain is .bf and the country code is +226.

National day is celebrated on 5 Aug 1960. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Burkina Faso is no exception.

In Burkina Faso, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Burkinabé people. Zoomkoom is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Burkina Faso. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Burkinabé symbol.

The country was founded by President Thomas Sankara. The current president of Burkina Faso is Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré is the Prime Minister.

In Burkina Faso the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Burkinabé national anthem was written by Thomas Sankara and composed by Thomas Sankara.

Country information

Former name(s) Upper Volta
Official name(s) Burkina Faso
Alternative name(s) Upper Volta (former name, English)
Regional location Western Africa, north of Ghana
Country name etymology "Land of Honest Men", from an amalgam of More burkina ("honest", "upright", or "incorruptible men") and Dioula faso ("homeland"; literally "father's house"), selected by President Thomas Sankara following his 1983 coup to replace Upper Volta.
Climate Tropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers
Terrain Mostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeast
Population 20,903,273
National Day 5 Aug 1960
Language(s) French
Religion Islam, Christianity, Indigenous beliefs
Country code +226
Literacy rate 34.6%
Currency West African CFA franc
Capital city Ouagadougou
Domain(TLD) .bf
Ethnicity Mossi, Fula, Lobi, & Bobo
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Burkinabé
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 274,200 km2 (105,900 sq mi)
Timezone ±00:00 UTC (GMT)
Average elevation 400 meters (1,300 ft)
Coastline 0 Km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Burkina Faso

Flag map of Burkina Faso

Motto of Burkina Faso

Unité, Progrès, Justice - "Unity, Progress, Justice"

National animal of Burkina Faso

The National animal of Burkina Faso is The White Stallion

National Animal of Burkina Faso - The White Stallion

National flower of Burkina Faso

The National flower of Burkina Faso is Red Rose. Botanical name is Rosa .

National flower of Burkina Faso - Red Rose

National bird of Burkina Faso

The National bird of Burkina Faso is Not Declared

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Burkinabé Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

If you haven’t been to two marketplaces, you don’t know which the best value is.

He who speaks does not know that the listener is smart.

One hand does not pick up the flour.

After beating milk, butter is obtained.

Everything has an end, except the banana which has two.

Every birth is the rebirth of an ancestor.

The hen cannot say thank you to the mortar.

A friend is better than a brother of the same mother.

One can only believe the fish that says the eye of the crocodile is rotten.

Patience is a golden path.

An axe does not cut down a tree by itself.

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