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Moroccan Flag Description
The flag of Morocco is a deep red with a green five-pointed star, or pentagram, at its center.
The pentagram is outlined in black. Red has many important meanings for Morocco, reflecting the nation’s history. Red has been used in Morocco to represent the royals, including the Alaouite family who ruled in the seventeenth century, and the Sherifs of Mecca and the Imams of Yemen. The red symbolizes bravery and strength.
The pentagram is a five-pointed star, drawn with five straight lines, which intersect to create the outline of a star. This style of star has long been used as a symbol of religions as the star of Solomon, and the green is also often associated with religion.
Flag of Morocco History
The flag of Morocco was adopted on November 17, 1915. When the French and Spanish ruled Morocco, the flag was not allowed to be used in some parts of the country. When Morocco gained independence in 1956, they resumed use of this flag.
Prior to the current flag, Morocco had used a plain red flag under the Alaouite Dynasty. The green five-pointed star was added to the flag in 1915, when Mulay Yusuf ruled Morocco. A green six-pointed star had been used for a few years before that. Other former flags, like those used under the Marinid Dynasty and the Saadi Dynasty, featured a gold eight-pointed star on a red field.
|National symbol(s):||pentacle symbol, lion|
|National colors:||red, green|
|Name:||“Hymne Cherifien” (Hymn of the Sharif)|
|Lyrics/Music:||Ali Squalli HOUSSAINI/Leo MORGAN|
Fact about Morocco flag
|Adopted||17. November 1915|
|Revision||1659, 1666, 1915|
|Design and Colors||A green pentagram centered on a red field.|