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Ammassalik (Greenland, Denmark)

Ammassallip Kommunia, Angmagssalik

Last modified: 2016-03-19 by christopher oehler
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image by Antonio Martins, 25 January 2006

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Ammassalik is located in the territory of Tunu (East Greenland), on the coast of the Denmark Strait. Its municipality, which official name is "Ammassalip Kommunia", includes the villages of Kuummiut, Kulusuk, Tineteqilaaq, Sermiligaaq, Isertoq, Ikatteq and Qernertuarsuit.
Fabio Facoetti, 24 July 2003

Photos at <> show only coat of arms but no flag. Therefore, this reported flag probably don't exist (yet?). For information about the Coat of Arms, see <>. Tasiilaq is the main town of this community.
Dov Gutterman, 10 July 2004

At <>, it is said that the actual name of this municipality is Tasiilaq, though better known as Ammassalik, its main village. This is contradicted by all other information we have and link.
Antonio Martins, 15 October 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). Ammassalik is one of them.
Jan Oskar Engene, 24 October 2005

Coat of Arms

image by Antonio Martins, 10 January 2006

I copied the blazon from the seal at <>: it is a shield on a white field, with a white superior part and blue inferior part. In the shield there are three fish, white and blue, placed vertically.
Fabio Facoetti, 24 July 2003

The arms are per fess argent and azure three capelin fish hauriant counterchanged. Azure is, as usual in Greenland flags, depicted as very light blue.
Aachen's 1982 book [ach82], as quoted in <>, says that the arms were granted and 1972 and that "ammassalik" means "capelin", the depicted fish, which make the arms canting
Antonio Martins, 22 October 2004 and 15 October 2005