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Qaanaaq (Greenland, Denmark)

Qaanaaq Kommunea, Thule

Last modified: 2003-08-09 by dov gutterman
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by Fabio Facoetti, 24 July 2003



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Overview

the blazon of Thule/Qaanaaq (in NW Greenland) would be either: Azure, a Narwhale rampant, in honour point a four-pointed Star Argent. or: Azure, a Narwhale hauriant, in honour point a four-pointed Star Argent.
Ole Andersen
, 3 September 1999

According to discussions in rec.heraldry, narwhales are fish, when talking heraldry. The lack of hindlegs prevent them from being rampant and such, so it is hauriant.
Ole Andersen, 2 January 2000

Qaanaaq (officially Qaanaaq Kommunea) is the only municipality in North Greenland (in Inuit "Avanersuaq"). I draw the image by copying the seal that I found at <http://www.qaanaaq.gl>. It represents a white narwhale with a white four-pointed star in a blue field. If you want to have information and see pictures of Qaanaaq area, you can find it at <www.turistqaanaaq.gl>.
Fabio Facoetti, 24 July 2003