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image by Jan Oskar Engene, 24 October 2005
There is no information about a flag of Qasigiannguit.
Municipal homepage at <www.qasigiannguit.gl>.
Dov Gutterman, 10 July 2004
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
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
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 October 2005