Updated at 2022-04-16
Ramat Gan’s coat of arms is heavily influenced by Jewish traditions. Ramat Gan is a garden city, so the coat of arms has green as the background color. It also has the Magen David, an ancient symbol of the Jewish nation. The Magen David is illuminated by the rays of the shining sun, symbolizing the light and heat that Israel is blessed with and the rising of a new day for the Jewish people in their homeland. The seven stars that surround the Magen David commemorate the seven-hour working day proposed by spiritual father of the Jewish state Theodor Herzl in “The Jewish State.”
Agreement date: July 12, 2016
Area: 16.3 square kilometers
Population: 161,000 people
Main industries: Ramat Gan is home to the world’s largest diamond exchange.
City/region features: 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.