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International Zone of Tangiers (Morocco, 1912-1956)

Last modified: 2012-04-13 by antónio martins
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Flag of Morocco
image by Željko Heimer, 08 Jun 2002
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Presentation

Apart from the spanish and french zones, there was a third occupation zone, the "International Zone of Tangiers".
Ivan Sache, 19 Mar 2000


Civil ensign

Always according to Flaggenbuch [neu92], the national flag of the French zone (i.e. the current Moroccan national flag) was used as national and civil ensign in the Zone of Tangiers.
Ivan Sache, 19 Mar 2000


Version with coat of arms

T.I.Z. flag #2
image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Mar 2001

Tangier International Zone 1923-56: this flag was used 1953-56. Arms probably in the same period, maybe earlier. (Images based on Znamierowski’s color plates [zna7X].)
Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Mar 2001

This was the merchant flag of the International Zone of Tangier, 1953-1957. It was introduced by a dahir of 20 june 1953 and was abolished by a dahir of 11 april 1957. In practice it was hardly in use. Source: B. Dubreuil [dbr61]: Les Pavillons des Etats Musulmans, Rabat 1961.
Ralf Stelter, 23 Mar 2001

In essence Article 3 of the Decree of 20 June 1953 permits «ships belonging to (or registered in) the Port of Tangier to fly an Arab flag (the word used is "drapeau" rather than "pavillon") with the coat of arms of Tangier in its canton».
Christopher Southworth, 25 Jun 2004

variation

T.I.Z. flag #2a
image by Jaume Ollé, 24 Mar 2001

From Flaggemitteilung 32 [fml], information is provided by Lucien Philippe and Ottfried Neubecker: I assume that must be more correct.
Jaume Ollé, 24 Mar 2001

The image seems to show overlarge arms and Seal in relation to the terms of the law.
Christopher Southworth, 25 Jun 2004

Coat of arms detail

T.I.Z. CoA #2
image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Mar 2001, from [fss]

The coat-of-arms was created by a law of 18 august 1938. It is a Phoenicians head in the upper part. The wreath is of olive branches, the name "TINGIS" is the Roman name for Tangier. Source: B. Dubreuil [dbr61]: Les Pavillons des Etats Musulmans, Rabat 1961.
Ralf Stelter, 23 Mar 2001

An excellent image of the lesser arms of the Tangier international zone is available at Christian Siemer’s Wappenlexikon website, which claims that the arms were used 1938-1956.
Santiago Dotor, 23 Mar 2001


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