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Use: National flag and state ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 17 November 1915
Design: A red field with the green pentagram, a five-pointed linear star.

The flag of Morocco (Arabic: علم المغرب‎; Berber languages: ⴰⵛⵏⵢⴰⵍ ⵏ ⵓⵎⵕⵕⵓⴽ) is made of a red field with a black-bordered green pentagram.

Red has considerable historic significance in Morocco, proclaiming the descent from royal Alaouite dynasty. This ruling house was associated with the Islamic prophet Muhammad via Fatimah, the wife of Ali, the fourth Muslim Caliph. Red is also the color that was used by the sharifs of Mecca and the imams of Yemen. From the 17th century on, when Morocco was ruled by the Alaouite dynasty, the flags of the country were plain red. In 1915, during the reign of Mulay Yusef, the green interlaced pentangle was added to the national flag, and it stands for Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, and Justice. While Morocco was under French and Spanish control, the red flag with the seal in the center remained in use, but only inland. Its use at sea was prohibited. When independence was restored in 1956, it once again became the national flag.

The red background on the Moroccan flag represents hardiness, bravery, strength and valour, while the green represents love, joy, wisdom, peace and hope; it also represents the color of Islam and the pentagram the seal of Solomon. The 5 branches also represents the pillars of Islam.

Kingdom of Morocco

  • المملكة المغربية (Arabic)
  • ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ (Standard Moroccan Tamazight)
Flag of Morocco
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Coat of arms
Motto:
الله، الوطن، الملك (Arabic)
ⴰⴽⵓⵛ, ⴰⵎⵓⵔ, ⴰⴳⵍⵍⵉⴷ (Standard Moroccan Tamazight)
"God, Homeland, King"
Anthem:
النشيد الوطني المغربي (Arabic)
ⵉⵣⵍⵉ ⴰⵏⴰⵎⵓⵔ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ (Standard Moroccan Tamazight)
(English: "Cherifian Anthem")
Dark green: Internationally recognised territory of Morocco Lighter green: Western Sahara, a territory claimed and mostly occupied by Morocco as its Southern Provinces
Dark green: Internationally recognised territory of Morocco
Lighter green: Western Sahara, a territory claimed and mostly occupied by Morocco as its Southern Provinces
Capital Rabat
34°02′N 6°51′W / 34.033°N 6.850°W / 34.033; -6.850
Largest city Casablanca
33°32′N 7°35′W / 33.533°N 7.583°W / 33.533; -7.583
Official languages
  • Arabic
  • Berber
Spoken languages
  • Moroccan Arabic
  • Berber
  • Hassaniya Arabic
Foreign Languages French

English

Spanish
Ethnic groups
(2014)
  • Arab-Berber 99%
  • Other 1%
Religion
Sunni Islam[a] (official)
Demonym(s) Moroccan
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• King
Mohammed VI
• Prime Minister
Saadeddine Othmani
Legislature Parliament
• Upper house
House of Councillors
• Lower house
House of Representatives
Establishment
• Idrisid dynasty (first dynasty)
788
• Alaouite dynasty (current dynasty)
1631
• Protectorate established
30 March 1912
• Independence
7 April 1956
Area
• Total
710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi)
or 446,550 km2[b]
(40th or 57th)
• Water (%)
0.056 (250 km2)
Population
• 2017 census
35,740,000
• Density
50.0/km2 (129.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$332.358 billion
• Per capita
$9,339
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$122.458 billion
• Per capita
$3,441
Gini (2007) 40.9
medium
HDI (2017) Increase 0.667
medium · 123rd
Currency Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Time zone UTC+1
Driving side right
Calling code +212
ISO 3166 code MA
Internet TLD .ma
المغرب.
  1. ^ Official religion.
  2. ^ The area 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi) excludes all disputed territories, while 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi) includes the Moroccan-administered parts of Western Sahara (claimed as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic by the Polisario Front).

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