Key: 2940  
Country:
Group: French
Volume: 28
Issued: 690 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 274,200 sq.km; Population - 12,272,000; Capital - Ouagadougou
A Republic, located in northwest Africa. Agricultural country with livestock
raising as main occupation.
Formerly UPPER VOLTA who became an independent republic in 1960 and renamed as
Burkina Faso in 1984. Direct UPU membership as Upper Volta since March 29th, 1963.
First stamps using the new name appeared in 1985. Annual output about 80.
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Inscriptions
BURKINA FASO
BURKINA FASO overprinted on stamps of Upper Volta

Index
   BURKINA FASO
 
Currency
100 Centimes = 1 Franc
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UPPER VOLTA
Upper Volta