National flag - Flag of Morocco

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Flag of Morocco

The flag of Morocco (علم المغرب; ) 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.

The colors approximation is listed below:

On May 8, 2010, a Moroccan flag with a size of 60409.78 m2, weighing 20000 kg, was set in Dakhla, a city in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. It was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest flag ever draped.

National flag 
Flag of Morocco

Country - Morocco

Morocco (المغرب; ; Maroc), officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المملكة المغربية; ; Royaume du Maroc), is a country located in the Maghreb region of North West Africa with an area of 710,850 km2. Its capital is Rabat, the largest city Casablanca. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Morocco claims the areas of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them under Spanish jurisdiction.

Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid and Almohad dynasties, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, allowing Morocco to remain the only northwest African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, which rules to this day, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier. It regained its independence in 1956, and has since remained comparatively stable and prosperous by regional standards.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Algeria 
  •  Western Sahara 
  •  Spain 

Language

Flag of Morocco (English)  Bandiera del Marocco (Italiano)  Vlag van Marokko (Nederlands)  Drapeau du Maroc (Français)  Flagge Marokkos (Deutsch)  Bandeira de Marrocos (Português)  Флаг Марокко (Русский)  Bandera de Marruecos (Español)  Flaga Maroka (Polski)  摩洛哥國旗 (中文)  Marockos flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Marocului (Română)  モロッコの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Марокко (Українська)  Национално знаме на Мароко (Български)  모로코의 국기 (한국어)  Marokon lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Maroko (Bahasa Indonesia)  Maroko vėliava (Lietuvių)  Marokkos flag (Dansk)  Marocká vlajka (Česky)  Fas bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Марока (Српски / Srpski)  Maroko lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Maroka (Slovenčina)  Marokkó zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Maroka (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติโมร็อกโก (ไทย)  Σημαία του Μαρόκου (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Maroc (Tiếng Việt) 
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