Flag of Morocco

Flag of Morocco

The Moroccan flag consists of a red leaf where a green pentagram or "Seal of Solomon" is placed. This symbol was added on the flag in 1915 in order to distinguish it from the flags of other Arabic nations. Green and red are traditional colors of Islam, and the red color has been present on the Moroccan flag since the 16th century. Red is supposed to symbolize the blood kinship between the Prophet Muhammad and the king, but sometimes it is interpreted as a symbol of freedom of the nation. Until 1956, Morocco was a French colony, but unlike other colonized nations, Morocco did not adopt the French tricolor flag and managed to retain its own flag during this period.

Country information

Sovereign State Yes
Country codes MA, MAR (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Kingdom of Morocco
Capital city Rabat
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, African Union, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 35 821 024 (2020)
Total area 446 550 km2
Highest point Jbel Toubkal (4 165 m, 13 665 ft)
Lowest point Sebkha Tah (-55 m, -180 ft)
GDP per capita $ 3 238 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Moroccan dirham (د.م., MAD)
Calling code +212
Internet TLD .ma, المغرب.

Flags of neighboring countries

Country location