Qaasuitsup

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QAASUITSUP

Additions : 2009 Aasiaat, Ilulissat, Kangaatsiaq, Qanaaq, Qasigiannguit, Qeqertarsuaq, Uummannaq, Upernavik
Split 2018 into : Avannaata, Qeqertalik

Arms of Qaasuitsup

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were adopted in August 2008.

The arms show a typical Greenlandic dogsledge with 8 dogs under a landscape of three mountains, sun, moon and snowflake. The chief shows the rays of the Aurora Borealis (nothern lights).

These are the only civic arms worldwide showing a dogsledge.

The arms as seen in Ilulissat:

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