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image by António martins-Tuválkin, 25 January 2006
The flag of Narsaq is white and charged with the municipal
coat of arms as seen at photo at <www.narsaq.gl> (defunct)
Dov Gutterman, 9 July 2004
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). Narsaq is one of them. I was informed that the municipality flies the flag every day, together with the national flag of Greenland.
Jan Oskar Engene, 24 October 2005
image by Antonio Martins, 10 January 2006
"The arms were granted in 1973. The arms show a trout, which
is common in the main river in the community, the Narsaq Elv,
which runs just West of the village. The Greenlandic name for the
trout, Equaluit, is also the name of a small settlement in the
municipality. Naarsaq seems to be the only landlocked
municipality in Greenland.
Source: Achen, S.T. : Danmarks Kommunevċbener. Komma, Kommunevċbener, 1982 [ach82]."
Antonio Martins, 9 July 2004