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ID: 1000208
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000208

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Burkina Faso (nation)  Burkina Faso (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 13 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 13.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 002 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Earliest known inhabitants of area were Bobo, Lobi, and Gourounsi; Mossi and Gourma immigrated in the 14th century; Mossi established a large empire 18th-19th centuries; French colony was established in 20th century; area was partitioned 1932-1947, then reconstituted; official language is French, though many speak local languages of the Sudanic group, including Moré, Dioula, and Gourmantche.

Names:
Burkina (preferred,C,V,French-P,U)  ............ National Official name
Burkina Faso (C,V,O,English-P,U,N)  ............ UN Official name
Burkina Faso (French,U,N)
Burkina Faso (Spanish-P,U,N)
Burkina Fasso (C,V,English,U,N)
Буркина-Фасо (C,V,Russian-P,U)
布基纳法索 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
بوره يَا فاسو (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
BFA (C,O,ISO3L)
BF (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO854 (C,O,ISO3N)
UV00 (C,O,FIPS)
Haute-Volta (H,V)
Upper Volta (H,O)
République de Haute-Volta (H,V)  ............ until 1984
Voltaic Republic (H,O)
Burkinabe (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Burkina Faso (nation)  ........  Burkina Faso (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
military regime (C)  ............  established October 15, 1987
republic (B)  ............  within French Community, 1958; independently, from 1960
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
territory (H)  ............  French Union, 1947-1958
colony (H)  ............  separate, 1919-1932
protectorate (H)  ............  French, 1895-1897

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Ouagadougou .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Burkina Faso, Centre) [7000491]
historical connection ....  Kong Empire .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Africa) [8698192]
member of ....  French West Africa .......... (federation)
................  (World, Africa) [6002142]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
Буркина-Фасо..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed n22 July 2013
布基纳法索..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
بوره يَا فاسو..........  [VP]
..........................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
BF..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
BFA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
Burkina..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 84
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-15
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Burkinabe..........  [VP]
....................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
Burkina Faso..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 574
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1999) 566
.......................  CIA, World Fact Book (1996) accessed 04/01/99
.......................  Embassy, Burkina Faso (1999) accessed 04/01/99
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 654 ff.
.......................  FIPS Change Notice, no. 1 (1998) 4
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 26 September 2014
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.......................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 44
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) 20
Burkina Fasso..........  [VP]
..........................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
Haute-Volta..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1273
ISO854..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
République de Haute-Volta..........  [VP]
............................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 100-101
Upper Volta..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 89
UV00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 93
Voltaic Republic..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1273
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 574
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1999) 566
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 100-101
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1996) accessed 04/01/99
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
..................  Embassy, Burkina Faso (1999) accessed 04/01/99
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 654 ff.
..................  FIPS Change Notice, no. 1 (1998) 4
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 93
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 84; plate 89
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-15
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 44
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1273
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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