Flag of Morocco

Morocco Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesMA, MAR, 504
Official NameKingdom of Morocco
Government TypeUnitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
CurrencyMoroccan Dirham (MAD)
Calling Code+212
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Group of 77
PopulationApproximately 36 million
Total Area446,550 km²
Highest PointToubkal (4,167 meters, 13,671 feet)
Lowest PointSebkha Tah (55 meters below sea level, 180 feet below sea level)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 3,204
Life Expectancy76 years
Internet TLD.ma

Morocco National Anthem

Hymne Chérifien (Cherifian Anthem)

Fierce soldiers, you have lived up to your duty,
In your unity is your salvation,
With the right and the duty, your history,
Is an eternal resurrection.
Let us work together for the glory,
Creating an environment for the future,
And its construction is the ultimate goal,
For future generations.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Morocco Flag

The national flag of Morocco, adopted in 1915, is deeply symbolic of the country’s heritage and identity. The flag features a red field with a green pentagram, known as the Seal of Solomon, at the center. This simple yet powerful design is steeped in historical and cultural significance.

The red background of the flag represents the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatimah, and it has been a traditional color of the ruling dynasty in Morocco since the 17th century. Red also symbolizes strength, bravery, and valor. The green pentagram, or five-pointed star, at the center of the flag, represents the five pillars of Islam, which are the foundation of the Muslim faith. The star’s green color is traditionally associated with Islam and symbolizes peace and love.

Morocco’s flag has remained relatively unchanged since its adoption, which is a testament to the enduring nature of the symbols it comprises. The adoption of the flag in 1915 marked the end of the French protectorate, and it has since come to represent Moroccan sovereignty, national pride, and unity.

The flag is an integral part of Morocco’s national identity, prominently displayed in public spaces, at national events, and in international contexts. The simplicity and the powerful symbolism of the Moroccan flag make it a poignant reminder of the country’s rich history, cultural heritage, and the unifying force of its national identity.