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Civic heraldry of Greenland

MANIITSOQ (Sukkertoppen)

Incorporated into : 2009 Qeqqata

Arms of Maniitsoq

Official blazon


The arms were granted in 1971.

The Danish name of the town was derived from the name the Dutch whalers gave to the mountain behind the village (Suikerbrood, or sugarloaf). The town is now situated a little away from its original position, but the Danish name persists. The mountain is shown in the arms behind a reindeer (karibou) which are the most common here of all Greenland.

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

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