Last modified: 2006-01-28 by dov gutterman
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image by Jan Oskar Engene, 24 October 2005
In the west coast, in the territory of Kitaa, there is
Uummannaq Kommunea. The blazon of Uummannaq represents a white
bird between two white stripes (maybe rivers or fjords) in a blue
field: I found it at <www.uummannaq.gl>.
For further information about the town and its surroundings, see
Fabio Facoetti, 24 July 2003
Photo of the municipal flag (white, charged with the coat of
arms) at <www.uummannaq.gl>.
Dov Gutterman, 10 July 2004
Aachen's 1982 book [ach82], as
quoted in <www.ngw.nl>,
says that the arms were granted in 1975 and that the bird in
question is a fulmar.
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). Uummannaq is one of them. I was informed the flag is of the same proportions as Dannebrog.
Jan Oskar Engene, 24 October 2005
image by Antonio Martins, 10 January 2006