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Aasiaat (Greenland, Denmark)

Aasiaat Kommuniat

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by Antonio Martins, 9 July 2004

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The flag of Aasiaat (previously knowm as Egedesminde) is white and charged with the municipal coat of arms as seen at photo at <>.
Dov Gutterman, 9 July 2004

Aasiaat is the smallest (area-wise) greenlandic municipality. According to <>, The arms were granted in 1969, making it the oldest arms in Greenland. The name "Aasiaat" means "the spiders", making the arms canting. The division of the shield symbolises the fact that the municipality is in the middle of Greenland, with the ice masses of the Disko Bay in the North and the ice-free waters in the South. The name "Aasiaat" actually is a wrong name, the original Inuit name being "Asiaat". Furthermore, the only spiders that live in that part of Greenland do not make webs.
Antonio Martins, 9 July 2004

Coat of Arms

by Antonio Martins, 9 July 2004