The Moroccan flag is a red field with in the center an emblem. The used colors in the flag are red, green. The proportion of the Moroccan flag is 2:3. The Flag of Morocco was adopted in 1915. The first use of the current flag design was in 1244. The last change to the current Moroccan flag design was in 1915.
The flag of Morocco (Arabic: علم المغرب; Berber languages: ⴰⵛⵏⵢⴰⵍ ⵏ ⴰⵎⵔⵔⵓⴽ) is a red field with a green emerald 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.
On November 17, 1915, Resident General Hubert Lyautey had Sultan Yusef sign a dhahir that made Morocco’s flag red with a green interlaced pentangle. The five points of the star stand 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 represents the seal of Solomon. The five branches also represent the pillars of Islam.
The colors approximation is listed below:
||0, 80, 77, 24
||100, 0, 48, 62
To be known from this book, may God uphold its value and to be around the centre of grace and joy its orbit, that due to the promotion of our Cherifian kingdom affairs, the spread of its glory and its pride, the need to assign a flag that distinct it from the rest of the kingdoms as that our sacred ancestors flag use to be very similar to some other flags especially the ones used in the marine signs, our noble vision decided to distinct our joyful flag by making the five pointed seal of Solomon in the middle in green, asking the almighty god to keep it waving with the winds of fortune and ambition for this time and the becoming, Amen and peace.
In accordance with the seventh article of the constitution, the emblem of the Kingdom shall be a red flag with a five-pointed green star in the center.
The flag shall be made with fabric of canna red, opaque and rectangular in shape. The star shall be open, green like the leaf of palm trees, made of five continuous branches and woven in the same fabric where it must be visible on both sides of the flag. One of its points must point upwards. The hoist [vertical dimension of a flag] of the flag equals two thirds (2⁄3) of its fly [horizontal length of a flag]. The star is inscribed in an invisible circle whose radius equals one sixth (1⁄6) of the flag’s fly [horizontal length of a flag] and whose centre is the intersection point of the invisible diagonal lines of the flag’s rectangular.
The width of each one of the branches of the star shall be 1⁄20 of its length.
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