Updated at 2024-02-23
Israel was established in 1948. The national emblem is made up of three parts. It depicts a seven-branched menorah in the center with an olive branch on either side and the word “Israel” written in Hebrew below it. This menorah is based on one depicted on the Roman Empire’s Arch of Titus. The menorah has been a symbol of Judaism for thousands of years. According to the Book of Exodus, Moses made a gold lampstand with seven branches that was used in the Temple in Jerusalem. The olive branches on either side of the menorah symbolize the wandering Jewish people’s aspiration for peace.
Alliance Date: July 12, 2016
Area: 16.3 square kilometers
Population: Approx.171,000 people (2023)
Main Industries/Features: Ramat Gan is home to the world's largest diamond exchange. Ramat Gan is known for tranquil fields and communities surrounded by parks and green spaces. The Exchange District (Israel Diamond Exchange) is a both a commercial and an entertainment district. Ramat Gan is a bustling and colorful metropolitan center. It is also Israel's greenest city, with 25 percent of the territory covered by public parkland. The city continues to meticulously maintain and improve its parks for the benefit of residents and visitors. It is bounded in the north by the Yarkon River and Yarkon Park and in the south by Ramat Gan National Park and Ramat Gan Safari.