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* '''Highest point:''' Mount Tenakourou (749 m/2,457 ft) (183rd)

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* '''Highest point:''' Mount Tenakourou (749 m/2,457 ft) (183rd)(173rd)


* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', the "L'homme sombre" story arc strongly hints that [[spoiler: Dutch was a personal friend of former president Thomas Sankara and that he was involved in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Burkinab%C3%A9_coup_d'%C3%A9tat_attempt the later 1989 coup d'etat.]]]]

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* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', the "L'homme sombre" story arc strongly hints that [[spoiler: Dutch was a personal friend of former president Thomas Sankara and that he was involved in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Burkinab%C3%A9_coup_d'%C3%A9tat_attempt [[https://blackthen.com/burkina-faso-pt-iii-1989-burkinabe-coup/ the later 1989 coup d'etat.]]]]


* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', the "L'homme sombre" story arc strongly hints that [[spoiler: Dutch was a personal friend of former president Thomas Sankara and that he was involved in the 1983 coup d'etat.]]

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* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', the "L'homme sombre" story arc strongly hints that [[spoiler: Dutch was a personal friend of former president Thomas Sankara and that he was involved in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Burkinab%C3%A9_coup_d'%C3%A9tat_attempt the 1983 later 1989 coup d'etat.]]
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* ''UsefulNotes/SEALTeam's'' fifth season sends Bravo Team to Burkina Faso to combat the Sahaba of Greater Sahel, a West African ISIS-inspired terrorist group that has bombed multiple countries in the region.

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* ''UsefulNotes/SEALTeam's'' ''Series/SEALTeam's'' fifth season sends Bravo Team to Burkina Faso to combat the Sahaba of Greater Sahel, a West African ISIS-inspired terrorist group that has bombed multiple countries in the region.


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[[AC:The Burkinabe national anthem]]

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[[AC:The Burkinabe Burkinabé national anthem]]

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* ''UsefulNotes/SEALTeam's'' fifth season sends Bravo Team to Burkina Faso to combat the Sahaba of Greater Sahel, a West African ISIS-inspired terrorist group that has bombed multiple countries in the region.
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', the "L'homme sombre" story arc strongly hints that [[spoiler: Dutch was a personal friend of former president Thomas Sankara and that he was involved in the 1983 coup d'etat.]]

!!Burkinabé Culture


* '''Highest point:''' Mount Tenakourou (749 m/2,457 ft) (168th)

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* '''Highest point:''' Mount Tenakourou (749 m/2,457 ft) (168th)(183rd)


Like most of the near countries, Burkina Faso’s history was dominated by autoritarian governments and coups - there had been a number of military governments until 1983, when Thomas Sankara, a Communist revolutionary, performed a coup and assumed power. However, perhaps to the surprise of a Western reader, [[ChummyCommies Sankara's government was actually incredibly popular]] in Burkina Faso and [[AHeroToHisHometown much of Africa]], something owed to his socioeconomic programs, which included immense literacy campaigns, land redistribution, [[GreenAesop reforestation of ecologically damaged areas]], and fighting against sexism and gender inequality with the outlawing of female genital mutilation and forced marriages. Of course, good things never last very long, and in 1987, Sankara's government was toppled and counter-couped by his [[WeUsedToBeFriends once-friend]] Blaise Compaoré; (the reason given was "deteriorating relations wirh neighbours", and most Burkinabes hold that France instigated the coup), who rolled back nearly all of the policies from his predecessor. He stood as President until 2014 in a country filled with poverty and other problems (the country is considered the third least developed in the world). Sadly, it is apparent that the leaders never understood completely the meaning behind their country’s name, with the only exception of Sankara.

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Like most of the near countries, Burkina Faso’s history was dominated by autoritarian governments and coups - there had been a number of military governments until 1983, when Thomas Sankara, a Communist revolutionary, performed a coup and assumed power. However, perhaps to the surprise of a Western reader, [[ChummyCommies Sankara's government was actually incredibly popular]] in Burkina Faso and [[AHeroToHisHometown much of Africa]], something owed to his socioeconomic programs, which included immense literacy campaigns, land redistribution, [[GreenAesop reforestation of ecologically damaged areas]], and fighting against sexism and gender inequality with the outlawing of female genital mutilation and forced marriages. Of course, good things never last very long, and in 1987, Sankara's government was toppled and counter-couped by his [[WeUsedToBeFriends once-friend]] Blaise Compaoré; (the reason given was "deteriorating relations wirh with neighbours", and most Burkinabes hold that France instigated the coup), who rolled back nearly all of the policies from his predecessor. He stood as President until 2014 in a country filled with poverty and other problems (the country is considered the third least developed in the world). Sadly, it is apparent that the leaders never understood completely the meaning behind their country’s name, with the only exception of Sankara.


* '''Lowest point:''' Black Volta (200 m/656 ft) (65th)

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* '''Lowest point:''' Black Volta (200 m/656 ft) (65th)(62nd)


* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' BF

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* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' BFBF
* '''Country calling code:''' 226
* '''Highest point:''' Mount Tenakourou (749 m/2,457 ft) (168th)
* '''Lowest point:''' Black Volta (200 m/656 ft) (65th)


* '''Currency''': West African CFA Franc (CFA) (XOF)

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* '''Currency''': West African CFA Franc franc (CFA) (XOF)


* '''Area:''' 274,200 sq km (105,900 sq mi) (74th)

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* '''Area:''' 274,200 sq km km² (105,900 sq mi) (74th)


* Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic

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* Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic



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[[AC:The Burkinabe national anthem]]

->Contre la férule humiliante il y a déjà mille ans,
->La rapacité venue de loin les asservir il y a cent ans.
->Contre la cynique malice métamorphosée
->En néocolonialisme et ses petits servants locaux
->Beaucoup flanchèrent et certains résistèrent.
->Mais les échecs, les succès, la sueur, le sang
->Ont fortifié notre peuple courageux et fertilisé sa lutte héroïque.

->Et une seule nuit a rassemblée en elle
->L'histoire de tout un peuple.
->Et une seule nuit a déclenché sa marche triomphale
->Vers l'horizon du bonheur.
->Une seule nuit a réconcilié notre peuple
->Avec tous les peuples du monde,
->A la conquête de la liberté et du progrès
->La Patrie ou la mort, nous vaincrons!

->Nourris à la source vive de la Révolution.
->Les engagés volontaires de la liberté et de la paix
->Dans l'énergie nocturne et salutaire du 4 août
->N'avaient pas que les armes à la main, mais aussi et surtout
->La flamme au coeur pour légitimement libérer
->Le Faso à jamais des fers de tous ceux qui
->Çà et, là en poluaient l'âme sacrée de l'indépendance, de la souveraineté.

->Et séant désormais en sa dignité recouvrée
->L'amour et l'honneur en partage avec l'humanité,
->Le peuple du Burkina chante un hymne à la victoire,
->A la gloire du travail libérateur, émancipateur.
->A bas l'exploitation de l'homme par l'homme!
->Hé en avant pour le bonheur de tout homme,
->Par tous les hommes aujourd'hui et demain,
->Par tous les hommes ici et pour toujours!

->Révolution populaire notre sève nourricière.
->Maternité immortelle du progrès à visage d'homme.
->Foyer éternel de démocratie consensuelle,
->Où enfin l'identité nationale a droit de cité,
->Où pour toujours l'injustice perd ses quartiers,
->Et où, des mains des bâtisseurs d'un monde radieux
->Mûrissent partout les moissons de vœux patriotiques, brillent les soleils infinis de joie.

->Et une seule nuit a rassemblée en elle
->L'histoire de tout un peuple.
->Et une seule nuit a déclenché sa marche triomphale
->Vers l'horizon du bonheur.
->Une seule nuit a réconcilié notre peuple
->Avec tous les peuples du monde,
->A la conquête de la liberté et du progrès
->La Patrie ou la mort, nous vaincrons!


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->Against the humiliating bondage of a thousand years
->Rapacity came from afar to subjugate them for a hundred years.
->Against the cynical malice in the shape
->Of neo-colonialism and its petty local servants.
->Many gave in and certain others resisted.
->But the frustrations, the successes, the sweat, the blood
->Have fortified our courageous people and fertilized its heroic struggle.

->And one single night has drawn together
->The history of an entire people,
->And one single night has launched its triumphal march.
->Towards the horizon of good fortune.
->One single night has brought together our people
->With all the peoples of the World,
->In the acquisition of liberty and progress.
->Motherland or death, we shall conquer.

->Nourished in the lively source of the Revolution,
->The volunteers for liberty and peace
->With their nocturnal and beneficial energies of the 4th of August
->Had not only hand arms, but also and above all
->The flame in their hearts lawfully to free
->Faso forever from the fetters of those who
->Here and there were polluting the sacred soul of independence and sovereignty.

->And seated henceforth in rediscovered dignity,
->Love and honour partnered with humanity,
->The people of Burkina sing a victory hymn
->To the glory of the work of liberation and emancipation.
->Down with exploitation of man by man!
->Forward for the good of every man
->By all men of today and tomorrow,
->By every man here and always!

->Popular revolution our nourishing sap.
->Undying motherhood of progress in the face of man.
->Eternal hearth of agreed democracy,
->Where at last national identity has the right of freedom.
->Where injustice has lost its place forever,
->And where from the hands of builders of a glorious world
->Everywhere the harvests of patriotic vows ripen and suns of boundless joy shine.

->And one single night has drawn together
->The history of an entire people,
->And one single night has launched its triumphal march.
->Towards the horizon of good fortune.
->One single night has brought together our people
->With all the peoples of the World,
->In the acquisition of liberty and progress.
->Motherland or death, we shall conquer.
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[[AC:Government]]
* Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
** President: Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
** Prime Minister: Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré
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->Like most other African countries, the Burkinabe flag uses the Pan-African colors, but with its own interpretation. The red upper half symbolizes the 1983 revolution that brought Sankara to power; the green lower half symbolizes the country's agricultural and natural wealth; and the golden star in the middle symbolizes the guiding light of the revolution.

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->Like most other African countries, the Burkinabe flag uses the Pan-African colors, but with its own interpretation. The red upper half symbolizes the 1983 revolution that brought Sankara to power; the green lower half symbolizes the country's agricultural and natural wealth; and the golden star in the middle symbolizes the guiding light of the revolution.revolution.
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[[AC:Miscellaneous]]
* '''Capital and largest city:''' Ouagadougou
* '''Population:''' 21,510,181
* '''Area:''' 274,200 sq km (105,900 sq mi) (74th)
* '''Currency''': West African CFA Franc (CFA) (XOF)
* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' BF

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