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Mizpe Ramon (Israel)

Local Council of Mizpe Ramon, Mo'atza Mekomit Mizpe Ramon, also known as Mitzpe Ramon

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[Local Council of Mitzpe Ramon (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 13th April 1972

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Situated in the Mount Negev area in the centre of the Negev Desert, west to road 80, 40 kms south to Be'er Sheva and 150 km north to Elat , Local Council Mizpe Ramon (meaning Ramon Observatory - pronounced Mitzpe Ramon) is sitting on the edge of the magnificent Ramon Crater. Est. 1956. Pop: 6,200. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut HaPirsumim), YP 1816, 13 April 1972.
Sources: letter from the Local Council, 25 September 2001; desk flag (white with blue inscription); this webpage.
Dov Gutterman
, 19 October 2001

According to a photo at <> , the flag is white on green (even if vertical).
Dov Gutterman, 21 June 2003

Founded in 1951 as a camp for the road workers which built Be'er Sheva-Elat road and became a permanent community in 1956. It was supposed to be financially based on road-services as almost the only stop in this long road and from mining at Ramon Crater. The opening of the new and faster road to Elat in 1964 (Arava Road - Road 90) was a real blow to the economy of this small community. Only the development of desert tourism in the 1990, and moving of army camps to its vicinity save it. Local Council since 1964 with population of 4,800 (2003).
Sources: <>, <>.
Emblem appear on a stamp issued on 8 February 1967.
Dov Gutterman, 27 April 2007

Desk Flag

[Local Council of Mitzpe Ramon (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman