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Burkina Faso's Quick Facts

Land Area 273,800 km2
Water Area 400 km2
Total Area 274,200 km2
Population 19,512,533
Population Density 71.16 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $32.99 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,800
Currency Franc (XOF)
Largest Cities
  • Ouagadougou (2,780,331)
  • Bobo-Dioulasso (972,124)
Burkina Faso Flag:
Flag of Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso flag was officially adopted on August 4, 1984.



The red symbolizes the recent revolution, the green the abundance of natural riches and the yellow star the guiding light of that revolution.



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Burkina Faso Coat of Arms:
Flag of Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso coat of arms is composed of a shield based on the national flag supported by two white stallions. The name of the country is displayed above the shield, while the national motto rests below.

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