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by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 19th May 1966
Shfar'am derives its name from Shofar ha'Am, meaning 'Shofar of the People'. Its Arab name is Shfa Omar or Omar's Health, after Muslim general Omaro Bin-Elias. It is situated on the road from the Qrayot to Nazareth, northeast of Haifa, 8 km from the seashore. Est. 1910, pop: 30,000 made up of Druzes, Christians and Muslims.
In my visit of 17 September 2001, I spotted a flag on the city hall, white with a blue emblem and inscriptions in three languages.
Dov Gutterman, 22 September 2001