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Marrakech (Morocco)


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Current flag (?)

The current flag of the city of Marrakech is similar to the city flag in 1367.
Jaume Ollé, 09 Oct 1998 and 18 Apr 1999

1976-1997 flag

Marrakech flag
image by Dirk Schönberger, 16 Jan 1999

1968-1976 prefecture flag

Marrakech pref. flag
image by Jens Pattke, 18 Jun 2001

The provincial flags of 1968-1976 are of a uniform pattern. Each is square with the arms of the province surmounted by a red schwenkel bearing a green pentagram, representing the national flag.
Jens Pattke, 13 Jun 2001

An elaborate native dagger appears on a blue shield. The sheath is gold with silver decorations, while the hilt is black with a gold pommel. (Sources: [pve69], [zna01]:232, [m9a70])
Jens Pattke, 18 Jun 2001

Early 1960ies municipal flag

Marrakech mun. flag
image by Jens Pattke, 30 Jun 2001

The coat of arms and the flag is a white field with a green hemline and with a red shield head. In the head of the shield a yellow crown with white Salomon seal. In the white rectangle a red minaret. The green hemline is reserved with seven white forts. (Source: [m9a70])
Jens Pattke, 30 Jun 2001

Flag as of 1367

Flag of Marrakesh
image by António Martins, 17 Mar 2000 | reconstructed from description

«A squarish red flag with a swallowtail at the top only. In the center is a circle of blue/white checkerboard.» The book says about it that «banners-of-arms, derived from attributed [i.e. imaginary] coats-of-arms, were assigned [in medieval nautical charts] to exotic countries whose flags were unknown, for instance Morocco».
John Niggley, 25 Jan 1996, and Santiago Dotor, 22 Mar 2000, both quoting [neu39a] (pages 62-63)

That is the flag of the city of Marrakech in 1367; the current flag is similar.
Jaume Ollé, 09 Oct 1998 and 18 Apr 1999

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