A landlocked country of western Africa. It was a French protectorate from 1896 until 1960, when it gained its independence. The name of the country was officially changed in 1984. Ouagadougou is the capital and the largest city.
Country in W Africa, north of Ghana: under French control from 1895, it became independent (as Upper Volta) in 1960: 105,869 sq mi (274,200 sq km); cap. Ouagadougou.
A country in Western Africa (formerly Upper Volta). Official name: Burkina Faso.