Kangaatsiaq

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KANGAATSIAQ

Incorporated into : 2009 Qaasuitsup

Arms (crest) of Kangaatsiaq

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted in 1971.

The arms show a ptarmigan, which is very common in the area and play a role in some of the local legends. In the municipality there is also a small village named Aqigsserniaq, or the ptarmigan.


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Literature : Achen, S.T. : Danmarks Kommunevåbener. Komma, København, 1982.


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