Burkina Faso in West Africa, meaning "people living in the land
of integrity." An area of 274,200 square kilometers. Population of
13 million, divided into two ethnic Walter and Mount Tai Department.
Many residents believe in primitive religion and Islam. The official
language is French. CFA franc currency. Capital Wajiaduji (ouagadougou).
From the top down, the flag has two equal sides of red and green
with the center augmented with a golden five-pointed star. Red
symbolizes the revolution and green symbolizes agriculture,
construction and hope. The five-pointed star is a symbol of the
revolutionary guide and yellow is a symbol of wealth.
In the ninth century, the main Mosey family established a kingdom
there. In the 15th century, the Mossi tribe leader established the
Kingdom of Asia and Ouagadougou. It became a French colony in 1904
and a semi-autonomous republic in 1957. In December 1958, it became
a common body of France. On August 5, 1960, there was a declaration
of independence. On August 4, 1984, the country changed its name to
Economic and Cultural Customs
Economy is agriculture and animal husbandry, with 90% of people
engaged in agriculture, especially in the central and southern
agricultural areas. The main food crops are sorghum, maize and rice.
Cash crops are cotton, peanuts and Kalitemi. Industrially backward
and resource-poor, it is one of the world's least developed
Many film festivals are held in Ouagadougou, including the
biennial Pan-African Film Festival. Some of the major African film
industry organizations and technical facilities are concentrated
here, notably the Pan-African film distributor and film production
center known as "Africa's" Hollywood. Ouagadougou's hand-woven
market is prosperous. Straw, wood carving, embroidery, prints and
other traditional crafts, especially weaving and wood carving, are
unique. The Mossi tribe still retains the respect of the Mossi
emperor, ritual, the emperor's early morning night break notice
should be fired on Friday, the day subjects received for the
emperor. In Burkina Faso, Mossi emperor political campaign to obtain
the support required, even the new government should be to inform
him. Burkina Faso has a tropical grassland climate, so people in
Ouagadougou built a statue of praying for rain, for the benefit of
the people of Burkina Faso.