Burkina: Polity Style: 1958-2016

11 Dec 1958 member state of the Communauté (French Community)
11 Dec 1958 - 3 Aug 1984 République de Haute-Volta [1]
5 Aug 1960 acceded to independence by agreement with the Communauté
4 Aug 1984 Law on the Change of Name and Symbols of the Nation comes into operation at 00:00 4 Aug 1984 [2]
4 Aug 1984 - Burkina Faso [3]

[1] Also in official use: République Voltaïque (1958-1959).
[2] Ordonnance n° 84-43 CNR.PRES du 2 août 1984 portant changement d'appellation et symboles de la Nation (Journal Officiel du Burkina Faso, N° 33, jeudi 16 aoút 1984, p. 804)
[3] Though Faso stands for the words like "state" or "land", this full style has become the form in which this polity is usually referred to in all contexts.
Last updated on: 26 Jun 2009 02:59:35