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by Dov Gutterman
Coat-of-arms adopted 2nd March 1961
Sderot 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:
Sderot 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.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.
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.
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