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Sederot (Israel)

Municipality of Sederot, Iriyat Sederot

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[Municipality of Sderot (Israel)] 2:3
image by Dov Gutterman
Coat-of-arms adopted 2nd March 1961

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Sederot is situated in the NW Negev desert, 72 km from Tel-Aviv, 20 from Ashqelon and 40 from Be'er Sheva. Est. 1955 and has 35,000 inh. Its name comes from the Bible (Kings A:6:9) and means planks (rows) of cedars.

From a postcard with the municipal emblem issued by the municipality:

Sederot is mentioned in the Bible at the period of King Solomon. The general outline of the emblem expresses the spirit of the place at present and future.
Blue - the sky is blue most of the time.
Gold - the heart of the town citizens is warm and loving like the warm and pleasant sun rays.
Red - roofs - construction and development aimed at improving the quality of life in town.
Furrows - the beauty of nature. The town is immersed in greenery and avenues of trees.

The unoffical flag is the emblem on a monochrome background. There is no specific colour but the favoured colour is light blue/azure.
Sources: letter from Mr. Shim'on Turgeman, Head of Mayor's chamber and Spokesman, 21st August 2001; postcard issued by the municipality.
Dov Gutterman
, 2 September 2001

The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 825, 2 March 1961.
Dov Gutterman
, 4 September 2001

In my visit in Sederot I found that all the flags in the municipality were with blue emblem on white with no inscription.
Dov Gutterman, 19 June 2003

Sederot is a municipality since 1996 (it was Local Council since 1958). It became involuntary famous lately as it became a target for rockets that are launched from Gaza Strip.
Photo of the flag at <>.
Dov Gutterman, 7 may 2005

The Emblem

image from wikipedia