Qaasuitsup Communia

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Location of Qaasuitsup Kommunia in Greenland
Coat of arms of Qaasuitsup Kommunia

Qaasuitsup Kommunia was a Greenland municipality with a population of 17,117 at the time of dissolution, covering an area of ​​660,000 km². The seat of the local government was Ilulissat .

On January 1, 2018, the municipality was split into two municipalities, Avannaata Kommunia and Qeqertalik .


Qaasuitsup Kommunia was in northwest Greenland. In the east, the municipality bordered the unincorporated area of Northeast Greenland National Park and the municipality of Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq , and in the south to the municipality of Qeqqata Kommunia . In the north of the former municipality is the municipality-free area of Thule Air Base (Greenlandic Pituffik).


Qaasuitsup Kommunia was founded with effect from January 1, 2009 by amalgamating the previous communities of Kangaatsiaq , Aasiaat , Qasigiannguit , Ilulissat , Qeqertarsuaq , Uummannaq , Upernavik and Qaanaaq . The municipality thus included parts of the former administrative districts of Avannaa and Kitaa . On January 1, 2018, the municipality was divided into the two municipalities Avannaata Kommunia and Qeqertalik Municipality .


coat of arms

Description of the coat of arms: Eight leashed white sled dogs in blue from behind, their blue leashes visible over a wide white snow surface and attached to two curved sled runners protruding from the edge of the shield . A rising silver moon with the opening pointing to the left , a silver sun without a face with short rays and a silver snowflake float above the dogs under a silver aurora light with three pointed incisions on its underside , placed between the edge of the shield as the shield head .

Symbolism: The coat of arms designed by the artist Kristian Fly shows a dog sled team with eight dogs, three mountains, a snowflake, sun, moon and the northern lights .

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Individual evidence

  1. Population figures for municipalities January 1, 2018 at
  2. ^ Qaasuitsup Communia. Qaasuitsup Kommunia, accessed January 2, 2018 (Danish, Greenlandic).
  3. Kommune opdeling i Grønland 2018 at
  4. Qaasuitsup. Retrieved December 23, 2008 .

Coordinates: 75 ° 0 ′  N , 53 ° 0 ′  W