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AVANNAATA

Created 2018 from parts of : Qaasuitsup, corresponding to the area of the pre 2009 municipalities of Avanersuaq, Ilulissat, Upernavik, Uummannaq

Arms of Avannaata

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were adopted in 2018.

The arms show the Polar Star as a symbol for the most Northern municipality in Greenland (and probably the world). The dogs refer to the importance of dogsledding in the region. The halibut refers to fishing.


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