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by Fabio Facoetti, 25 July 2003
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