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Municipality of Hadera (Israel)

Iriyat Hadera, Al-Hadra

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

[Municipality of Hadera, yellow field (Israel)]

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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. Municipality since 1952.

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.

The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut ha'Pirsumim), YP 690, 30 July 1959.

Dov Gutterman, 11 July, 16 August and 4 September 2001

In my visit of 8 October 2001, I noticed that the flag is without inscription. Also the emblem is outlined —I spotted white emblem on green and green emblem on yellow— and not in natural colours, which is probably used only on desk or ceremonial flags if it exists.

Dov Gutterman, 22 October 2001

Possible Desk Flag Variant

[Municipality of Hadera, Possible Desk Flag Variant (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3