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The coat of arms of Burkina Fasomarker contains a shield based on the national flag. Above the shield the name of the country is shown, while below it is the national motto, Unité, Progrès, Justice, French for Unity, Progress, Justice. (The motto of Upper-Volta before August 1997 was Unité, Travail, Justice (Unity, Labour, Justice).) The supporters are two white stallions. This coat of arms is similar to the old Upper Volta coat of arms with the Burkina Faso flag replacing the Upper Volta flag in the middle.

Historic coat of arms

Coat of arms 1984-1997
At the earlier time of the Burkinabé revolution another coat of arms showing a mattock and a Kalashnikov AK-47 with the motto La Patrie ou la Mort, nous vaincrons (Fatherland or death, we will win) was in use.


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