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Burkina-Faso National Anthem

Burkina-Faso National Anthem
Une Seule Nuit

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.

Flag History

In 1984, there was a coup and a new flag and emblem were adopted. The new Burkina Faso flag is in the pan-African colors, reflecting a break with the country’s colonial path and its unity with other African ex-colonies. The red is said to symbolize the revolution and the green stands for the abundance of natural resources. The yellow star placed over the green and red stripes is the guiding light of the revolution.
Geographic Coordinates 13 00 N, 2 00 W
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Calling Code +226

President:Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Prime Minister:Paul Kaba Thieba
Capital city:Ouagadougou
Languages:French (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population
National statistics office
Population:18,646,433 (2016)
Area:273,600 (2016)
GDP per capita:650 (2016)
GDP, billion current US$:12.1 (2016)
GINI index:35.3 (2014)
Ease of Doing Business rank:146 (2016)

GDP based on PPP 35.68 billion international dollars IMF
Real GDP growth 6.4 % IMF
GDP per capita 696 US dollars IMF
GDP per capita based on PPP 1,884 international dollars IMF
Inflation rate 1.5 % IMF
Current account balance -0.9 billion US dollars IMF
Current account balance as a share of GDP -7.2 % IMF
Government gross debt as a share of GDP 36.5 % IMF
Poverty rate 43.7 % WB



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