Qeqqata communia

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Location of the Qeqqata communia in Greenland
Coat of arms of the Qeqqata Kommunia

Qeqqata Kommunia ( German  Mittelkommune ) is a large Greenlandic municipality with a population of 9,295 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2018). Qeqqata Kommunia covers an area of ​​115,500 km². The seat of the local government is in Sisimiut .


The Qeqqata Kommunia is located in the southwest of Greenland. In the north the municipality borders on the municipality of Qeqertalik , in the south and east on Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq .


The Qeqqata Kommunia was founded on January 1st, 2009 by amalgamating the previous municipalities of Sisimiut and Maniitsoq , two municipalities of the former Kitaa administrative district . The coat of arms designed by Rita Bornhuus shows two large and six small stars, which symbolize the cities of Sisimiut and Maniitsoq and the smaller settlements ( Kangerlussuaq , Sarfannguit , Itilleq , Kangaamiut , Napasoq and Atammik ) of the municipality.


coat of arms

Description: In blue a gray bar with two waves going up in the valley of which a white iceberg protrudes and is accompanied by two white five-pointed stars . Below are six (3; 2; 1) such stars in the coat of arms.

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Individual evidence

  1. Population figures for municipalities January 1, 2018 at bank.stat.gl
  2. Municipalities på polarcirkelen at qeqqata.gl
  3. ^ Qeqqata. Retrieved December 23, 2008 .

Coordinates: 66 ° 56 ′  N , 53 ° 40 ′  W