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by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Coat-of-arms adopted 13th November 1958
Petakh Tiqva (meaning opening / gate of hope, taken from Hoshea 2, 17). Located in the south Sharon area, 12 km east of Tel-Aviv, it holds the title Em Ha'Moshavot (Mother of the Colonies), being the first settlement of the new era, in 1878. Now with about 200,000 inh.
Its unofficial flag is the municipal emblem on blue. The emblem is shaped as an stylized Magen David, contains a citrus tree and a plough as symbols to its agricultural past. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 633, 13 November 1958.
I received an eyewitness report about a flag in the opposite colours (light blue flag and blue emblem), but those quoted above are the colours recieved from the municipality. Sources: letter dated 2 September 2001, desk flag.
Dov Gutterman, 10 September 2001