The Upper Volta
See also: Volta
The the Upper Volta is the old name of the Burkina Faso .
Constituted in 1921, this territory east dissolves in 1932, then reconstituted in 1947. The Republic of Upper Volta is proclaimed on December 11th, 1958 within the framework of the French Community. It reaches independence in 1960, before becoming the Burkina Faso the August 4th 1984.
The name of the Upper Volta comes from the Volta, the Fleuve of which the upper part runs in the area.
Volta comprises three parts:
- the Black Volta,
- the White Volta,
- the Red Volta.
These are these three branches that the colors of the national flag of the Upper Volta evoke.
Words of the Voltaic National anthem
" Proud Volta of my aieux,
Your burning and glorious sun
Te revêt of gold and pride
O Draped queen of honesty!
We will make you and stronger, and more beautiful
With your love we will remain faithful
And our hearts vibrating of pride
Will acclaim your beauty
Towards the horizon raises the eyes
Quivered with the tumultuous accents
Of your proud drawn up children all
Cherished promises with a future
The work of your extreme ground
Without end will soak the burning hearts,
And virtues of your children
Will gird of a triumphing diadem.
That God keeps you in his kindness,
That happiness of your liked ground,
The Love of the brothers is the key,
Honor, Unit and Liberté."
This anthem was replaced since 1984 by a new anthem: Ditanyè (anthem of the victory).
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