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Municipality of Hadera (Israel)

Iriyat Hadera, Al-Hadra

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[Municipality of Hadera (Israel)] 2:3
by Dov Gutterman
Coat-of-arms adopted 30th July 1959

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The city of Hadera is 60 km north of Tel Aviv. Its flag is a white logo on green. The city name came from the old Arabic name of the swamp that used to be there (al-Hadra) which means 'the green'.

Dov Gutterman, 15 April and 15 May 1999

I wrote "white logo on green". During Independence Day 2001 I noticed that other backgrounds are used too. Hadera (pronounced Khadera) is situated in the center of Israel halfway along the road between Tel-Aviv and Haifa. Est. 1891, pop. 80,000. City since 1952. Coat-of-arms here.

Dov Gutterman, 11 July 2001

The municipal clerk, Mr Y. Wolshtein wrote me as follows:

The flag of Hadera is based on the city logo on fabric in different colours and measures. As far as I know, it was never approved by the city council. Nevertheless, the city logo was declared official in the 1920's. I enclose a brochure with explanation about the logo.
I made the flag image with a green field, since it was the colour of the flag which I spotted on the city hall (and also, in my humble opinion, the appropiate colour for a city whose name means the green). Emblem scanned from the brochure.

Dov Gutterman, 16 August 2001

The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 690, 30 July 1959.

Dov Gutterman, 4 September 2001