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by Dov Gutterman
Emblem adopted 29th August 1963
Regional Council Hof Ha'Karmel (meaning Carmel Beach) is situated on the Mediterranean coast just south of Haifa, on both sides of the main road between the Carmel Mt. sloops and the sea shore. It was established 2 July 1951 and unites 25 small settlements with 15,000 inh. The council in its session of 2 August 1951 adopted the Regional Council emblem which was chosen by a jury after a contest between residents of the Regional Council. The emblem appears in greenish shade on official papers and in the Regional Council website, however since the unofficial flag that is used by the Regional Council has a blue background it appears on it in white with the Regional Council name below it. The desk flag has a white background and a blue-silver emblem. Source: Letter, desk flag and phone call from Mrs. M. Bobis, Regional Council secretary. I have no official explanation but the emblem shows two ears of wheat (for the agricultural nature of the area), the Carmel Mt. and the sea and an old pillar, probably for Caesarea, an ancient city in the Regional Council's border. Here are scans from the letter and the desk flag.
Dov Gutterman, 14 August 2001
The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 1031, 29 August 1963.
Dov Gutterman, 4 September 2001