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Dimona (Israel)

Iriyat Dimona, Municipality of Dimona

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[Municipality of Dimona (Israel)]
image by Željko Heimer | 2:3
Emblem adopted 2nd March 1961

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Dimona is situated in the NE Negev desert, on Be'er Sheva - Sedom Road. Established in 1955, named after a biblical town (Joshua 15,21-22) and proclaimed as Local Council in 1958 and Municipality in 1969. I was told by the municipality that Dimona is using the emblem on various backgrounds as unofficial flags. (...) The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut ha-Pirsumim), YP 825, 2 March 1961, for the then Local Council Dimona.
Sources: phone call to the municipality, September 2001.
Dov Gutterman
, 10 October 2001

In my visit in June 2003 I found only green on yellow flags with no inscription.
Dov Gutterman
, 20 June 2003

The emblem of Dimona (as a local council) appeared on a stamp issued on 24 March 1965.
If the emblem reminds you about something more then a "flower whose center is Magen David", you should remember that Dimona hosts the Nuclear Research City a.k.a "Dimona Nuclear Reactor".
Dov Gutterman, 13 April 2005