Flag of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg
UseNational flag
Proportion2:3
AdoptedAugust 4, 1984
DesignTwo horizontal bands of red and green with the yellow five-pointed star in the center.

The national flag of Burkina Faso is formed by two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green, with a yellow five-pointed star resting in the center.[1] In Blazon: Per fess gules and vert, a mullet of five points Or. The flag was adopted on 4 August 1984. The flag is coloured in the popular Pan-African colours of the Ethiopian flag, reflecting both a break with the country’s colonial past and its unity with other African ex-colonies. The red is also said 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. The flag was adopted following the coup of 1983 which brought Thomas Sankara to power.[2]

National coat of arms

The current coat of arms of Burkina Faso feature a shield with the national flag colors, with a scroll bearing the name "BURKINA FASO" accompanied by two stallions on each side, with an open book at the bottom. A lower banner bears the national motto in French: "Unité – Progrès – Justice" (unity, progress, justice).

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Burkina Faso bayrağı
беларуская: Сцяг Буркіна-Фасо
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сьцяг Буркіна-Фасо
Esperanto: Flago de Burkino
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: বুর্কিনা ফাসোর ফিরালহান
Bahasa Indonesia: Bendera Burkina Faso
Bahasa Melayu: Bendera Burkina Faso
Plattdüütsch: Flagg vun Burkina Faso
Simple English: Flag of Burkina Faso
slovenčina: Vlajka Burkiny
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Zastava Burkine Faso
Tiếng Việt: Quốc kỳ Burkina Faso