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Qasigiannguit (Greenland, Denmark)

Qasigiannguit Kommuniat, Christianshåb

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image by Jan Oskar Engene, 24 October 2005



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There is no information about a flag of Qasigiannguit. Municipal homepage at <www.qasigiannguit.gl>.
Dov Gutterman, 10 July 2004

At <www.qasigiannguit.gl>, the coat of arms is described (in Danish; also available in Inuit), along with other assorted communal data - but there is no mention of a flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 May 2005

"The shrimp symbolizes the municipality's most important source of commerce at that time. The shrimp is shown as it appears in the sea before the catch, as well as after the catch in a boiled state."
I gather that the cooked shrimp is the red one. And here's a reason for one of the very few non-blue (and white) elements in Greenlandic local heraldry.
Lewis A. Nowitz, 14 May 2005

I recently researched municipal flags in Greenland by correspondence with municipal authorities in Greenland. The results have just been published in the Fall 2005 issue of Nordisk Flaggkontakt, the journal of the Nordic Flag Society [joe05].
I managed to get confirmation from 15 of 18 municipalities all using the same flag model - the coat of arms on a white field (the colour white carries no symbolism). Qasigiannguit is one of them.
The municipality adds above the shield a band bearing the name of the municipality. This flag, has really been flying high: The first Greenlander to conquer Mount Everest brought the flag of his home municipality to the top, see <www.everest.gl> and <www.everestnews.com>.
Jan Oskar Engene, 24 October 2005


Coat of Arms


image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 January 2006

The blazon of these arms poses an interesting dilemma: should it be two shrimps on a bicolor background (as in Ivittuut), or two different armourial bearings, marshalled?
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 October 2005



 
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