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image by Antonio Martins, 25 January 2006
Ilulissat seems to have also a white flag charged with the
Coat of Arms. Photo of the city hall at <www.ilulissat.gl>
show a white flag hoisted even thou it is too small for final
Dov Gutterman, 10 July 2004
I have been several times in Ilulissat but never seen the arms
on a flag.. You see mainly the Greenlandic flag everywhere, like
in other villages. The use of the arms, however, is widespread,
on stationary, souvenirs, stickers, official buildings etc.
Ralf, 10 July 2004
a photo shows a "white-with-thing" flag hoisted in
front of Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat town. This makes two unsure
reports of this flag.
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). Ilulissat is one of them.
Jan Oskar Engene, 24 October 2005
image by Antonio Martins, 10 January 2006
Ralf's website, at <www.ngw.nl>,
quotes [ach82] thus:
"The arms were granted in 1969. The arms are canting, the name of the town means the icebergs. The town lies close to the most productive Greenlandic glacier, producing in the summer 15.000.000 cubic metres of ice per day (!). The town is thus famous for the gigantic icebergs floating in the fjord. The town asked a Danish artist to make arms for the municipality with icebergs and snow crystals. He came up with around 30 different designs, of which the present arms were chosen.
Antonio Martins, 12 July 2004