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Municipality of Qiryat Bialik (Israel)

Iriyat Qiryat Bialik

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[Municipality of Qiryat Bialik (Israel)]
by Ivan Sarajcic | 2:3
Emblem adopted 4th August 1998

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The city's semi-official flag is a blue-white-purple emblem in the shape of a house which includes the Hebrew initials of the city name on a white bedsheet. A motion to change the emblem is now under discussion at the city council. The motion gained a strong support and few suggestions have already been made.

Qiryat Bialik (a.k.a. Kiryat Bialik) is a municipality in the Zevulun Valley (Emeq-Zevulun) on the side of the road between Haifa and Acre, 12 km North of Haifa. It was founded in 1934 and named after the Israeli national poet H.N. Bialik. It received the legal status of city in 1976. Population 35,000.

Dov Gutterman and Jarig Bakker, 18 May 1999

The flag is 2:3.

Dov Gutterman, 24 May 1999

The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut ha'Pirsumim), YP 4668, 4 August 1998.

Dov Gutterman, 4 September 2001

Former Flag

[Municipality of Qiryat Bialik, former flag possibility #1 (Israel)]
both by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 4th August 1998

[Municipality of Qiryat Bialik, former flag possibility #2 (Israel)]

I stumbled on an old flag of Qiriat Bialik. I do not know what the original background was — maybe light blue, maybe white — it now looks like something grey... I drew the two possible versions.

Dov Gutterman, 16 October 2001

Unidentified Orange Flag

[Municipality of Qiryat Bialik, unidentified orange flag (Israel)]
by Ivan Sarajcic | 2:3

Passing through Qiryat Bialik's local tennis courts I came across an orange variant of the municipal flag. This is the only place that I saw it (usually the white variant is used) so either it is an old one or a special order for the tennis centre.

Dov Gutterman, 17 December 2001