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Local Council of Qiryat Tiv'on (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Qiryat Tiv'on

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[Local Council of Qiryat Tiv'on (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 16th June 1960

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Local Council Kiryat Tiv'on is located on the hills on the border between Zvulun and Izrael valleys. It is 15 km SE of Haifa on the main road to Nazareth. According to the local council website:

Kiryat Tivon is a rural town situated on the main road from Haifa to Nazareth — Haifa on the West and Nazareth on the East. Kiryat Tivon was established on the historical hills of Sheik Abrekh and Hartiya between the Zvulun and Jezreel valleys, at the entrance to the Lower Galilee. The home of 14,000 inhabitants, Kiryat Tivon now comprises four main neighborhoods: Kiryat Haroshet, founded in 1934, Elroi, founded in 1936, Kiryat Amal, founded in 1937 and Tivon, founded in 1947. Kiryat Tivon's unique landscape, characterised by an abundance of oak trees and captivating indigenous vegetation, enhance the rural architecture and the unique social atmosphere.
The emblem show two cyclamen flowers (Hebrew Rakefet). The local council website says:
The symbol of Kiryat Tivon in the cyclamen, which grows between rocks, and reflects the closeness of the town to nature, its effort to maintain a unique community atmosphere, and balance between landscape preservation and adherence to rules and regulations concerning development and the environment.
The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 770, 16 June 1960. The unofficial flag on the city hall is the emblem on a yellow field. Sources: author's own observation, 1 September 2001; local council website; this webpage.

Dov Gutterman, 6 September 2001