What was Burkina Faso formerly known as?
Burkina Faso used to be called Haute Volta in French or Upper Volta in English. That was before the young revolutionary socialist Thomas Sankara became president in the early 80's and renamed the country Burkina Faso (The Land of Upright Men). There are three major ethnic groups in the country: Mossi (majority), Mandingo (2nd), and Fula (3rd).The name is meant to capture the ethic diversity of the country As follows. Burkina means Upright Men. Faso means fatherland in Mangingo. To honor the Fulas, the citizens of Burkina Faso are called Burkinabe which means citizen of Burkina in Fula.
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Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Ghanaand Togo to the south, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to thesouthwest, Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northe…ast, and Beninto the southeast.
Burkina Faso is on the western part of the continent of Africa. It is surrounded by Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger and Mali.. It has an area of 274,200 sq km, a popul…ation of 13,228,000, and the capital is Ouagadougou.
East of Mali, west of Niger, Benin, and Togo
Yes, Burkina Faso is a country.
No. It is a country.
No, Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa
Yes. It borders Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and CÃ´te D'Ivoire.
The woman who gave birth to you.
Ouagadougou is the capital city of Burkina Faso.
The flood in Burkina Faso happened on September 1, 2009.
No, it doesn't.
National sport of Burkina Faso is " Football ". Country also ranked in 42nd position in FIFA world Ranking.
Maurice YamÃ©ogo was the first President of Upper Volta,later renamed Burkina Faso. Thomas Isidore NoÃ«l Sankara was the President who changedthe country's name to Burk…ina Faso. Maurice YamÃ©ogo was the President of Upper Volta from 1958 October21 to 1966 January 3. He was previously the acting President from1958 July 22, and continued as President of Upper Volta afterindependence from France on 1960 August 5. He would make it aone-party state by outlawing opposition parties. Thomas Sankara was the President from 1983 August 4 to 1987 October15. He came to power in a military coup. He renamed the countryBurkina Faso on 1984 August 4. His presidency ended with hisassassination and another coup.
The motto of Burkina Faso is 'UnitÃ©-ProgrÃ¨s-Justice'.
The population density of Burkina Faso is 57.4 people per square kilometer.