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image by Pascal Gross, 10 July 2004
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland. It is located on the West
coast, in the territory of West Greenland (Kitaa). The official
name of the municipality is "Nuuk Kommunea", and
includes the villages of Kapisillit and Qeqertarsuatsiaat. The
site where I found the banner is <www.nuuk.gl>
and there I found a text written in Danish where is the
description of the symbols.
Fabio Facoetti, 25 July 2003
Translated from this site: "The teachers' college is the
Greenlandic place of higher education and probably the all-time
most important cultural institution in the country. The building
is from 1907 and is considered one of the most beautiful
buioldings in Greenland.
Mount Sermitsiaq is the dominating mountain of Nuuk, lying about 15 kilometers north of the city on Sadeløen [Saddle Island might be named so because of the mountain]. Sermitsiaq is 1208 meters high.
The kayak paddle refers to the livelihood of the indigenous people, hunting sea creatures, but also reminds us that Greenland is ruled from Nuuk.
The three blue wavelines symbolise the sea and fjord near Nuuk and the three white wavelines symbolise the ice at sea."
Ole Andersen, 25 July 2003
Photo at <iserit.greennet.gl>
show the flag as above: white flag charged with the municipal
Coat of Arms.
Dov Gutterman, 10 July 2004
I've made the Coat of Arms 2/3 of the height of the flag until
we get official specs if ever we find them one day.
Pascal Gross, 10 July 2004
image by Pascal Gross, 15 October 2005
Pascal Gross, 15 October 2005
In the Coat of Arms is pictured the red seminar, a weathercock
and yellow windows. Behind the building is the Sermitsiaq
Mountain. Below the building are a yellow kayak paddle and three
waves. Sermitsiaq (1.200 meters) is the symbol of Nuuk and is
located some 15 kilometres north of the capital. The paddle
symbolises the Greenlandic Peoples original way of living, the
seal hunting, and the wave symbolises the see and the ice. The
Coat of Arms is drawn by Ejner Heilmann and Sven Tito Achen. In
1986, it was trademarked.
Esteban Rivera, 22 October 2005