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Qeqertarsuaq (Greenland, Denmark)

Qeqertarsuup Kommuniat, Godhavn

Last modified: 2014-05-31 by christopher oehler
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image by António martins-Tuválkin, 25 January 2006

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

Image above is the putative perhaps existing flag, in the same pattern of the known ones: white background, shield 2/3 of the flag's height.
António Martins, 2 March 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). Qeqertarsuaq is one of them. This municipality told me they fly the flag on 21 June (Greenland's national day) and on other Greenland flag flying days, when the municipal council is in session, when receiving official guests and on the birthday of the honorary citizen of the municipality.
Jan Oskar Engene, 24 October 2005

Coat of Arms

image by António Martins, 10 January 2006

Aachen's 1982 book [ach82], as quoted in <>, says that the arms were granted in 1973. The armorial charges are a whale and aurora borealis (northern lights).
António Martins, 15 October 2005