Updated at 2024-02-23
If you want a quick overview of Ramat Gan’s features, start with its coat of arms. The palm tree and basket of fruit in the coat of arms show the city’s agricultural history. The palm tree is also one of its characteristic trees. The pile of bricks and the chimney represent modern-day Ramat Gan’s economic prosperity. The three green dots rising from the pile of bricks refer to the meaning of Ramat Gan, which is Hebrew for “Garden Heights,” and also show that it is a green and sustainable city.
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.