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Municipality of Afula (Israel)

Iriyat Afula

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[Municipality of Afula (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 30th October 1958

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Afula, nicknamed capital of the valley, is situated in Jizrael Valley on the central road cross of the area (roads to Tel-Aviv, Tiberias and upper Galilee, Nazareth and Bet Shean). Established in 1925 near the 'Valley Train' tracks (the out of service old line from Haifa to Damascus). Municipality since 1973 with 40,000 inh.

I spotted a light blue flag with blue emblem. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut ha-Pirsumim), YP 631, 30 October 1958, in the first batch of emblems, for the then Local Council Afula. Sources: author's own observation, 2 October 2001.

Dov Gutterman, 16 October 2001