Until 1984, there was a country in the upper reaches of the Black Volta, Red Volta and White Volta rivers, which was called Upper Volta. On August 4, 1984, it did not disappear, but simply changed its name after the revolution. The name was changed to Burkina Faso, which means “Land of honest people” in one of its languages. The flag has also changed: at first it consisted of three horizontal stripes – black, red and white, according to the color of the Volta Rivers. Now it is the traditional African red-green flag with the yellow star of the revolution in the center.
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