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Upper Volta (Burkina Faso, 1959-1984)

Last modified: 2000-03-17 by antonio martins
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[Flag of Upper Volta]
by António Martins, 09 Oct 1999
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Description and meaning of the flag

The flag was horizontaly black - white - red, representing three main rivers in the land - Black, White and Red Volta. It was addopted on 1959.12.09.
Zeljko Heimer, 03 Dec 1995

The perfect similarity between the Upper Volta flag and the former German Empire flag (except the 2:3 vs. 3:5 proportion) is a pure coincidence. The flag of Upper Volta had been officialy adopted 9 December 1959 [smi75b]. Official name of the country was République de Haute-Volta.
Ivan Sache, 26 Dec 1999

Presidential flag

[Presidential flag of Upper Volta]
by Marcus Wendel, 09 Sep 1999

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