The Moroccan flag in its formation went through several stages. From XI to XIII century it looked like a red rectangle with a square in the middle. The latter consisted of 64 black and white squares, which resembled a chessboard.
From 1666 to 1915, the main state symbol of the country had a very uncomplicated form-a cloth of uniform red color without any symbols on it. Official changes took place only when Morocco fell into colonial dependence on Spain. This period lasted until April 1956 and it was at this time that the upper left part of the flag was decorated with a white pentagram on a green background.
Red is of particular importance to Moroccans. It is a symbol of the sheriffs of Mecca-the unshakable guardians of the Holy cities. This honorary title was given only to the noblest representatives of the Sharia, whose duties were to protect the two most important Islamic cities: Mecca and Medina. Just red – it’s strength and courage, a sign of belonging to the Royal family.
The five-pointed star symbolizes a high level of spirituality and religion, it acts as a link that unites God and the inhabitants of Morocco. After all, in this Islamic country, traditions are stronger than anywhere else, and the Rulers are considered to be earthly representatives of the Prophet.
Total area:446,550 km2
Formation:2. 3. 1956
Currency:moroccan dirham (MAD)