Aasiaat

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Logo-new.jpg
Heraldry of the World
Groenla2.jpg
Greenland heraldry portal
Civic heraldry of Greenland
Greenland-flag.gif

AASIAAT (Egedesminde)

Incorporated into : 2009 Qaasuitsup

Arms (crest) of Aasiaat

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms of Aasiaat were granted in 1969, making it the oldest arms in Greenland. The name Aasiaat means the spiders, making the arms canting. The division of the shield symbolises the fact that the municipality is in the middle of Greenland, with the ice masses of the Disko Bay in the North and the ice-free waters in the South.

The name Aasiaat actually is a wrong name, the original Inuit name being Asiaat. The arms are thus false-canting.

Since 1995 these arms are the logo of the site Heraldry of the World (permission granted in 1996 or 1997 by the council).

Arms of Aasiaat

Cover, 1990



Follow us on
Facebook.jpg Instagram.png
Please use #heraldryoftheworld
Mail.png
Contact us
Heraldry of the World is a private site and maintained as a hobby.
If you like this initiative, please support the site:

Donate.jpg




Ebay.png
eBay shop
Payhip.jpg
Download shop

Literature : Achen, S.T. : Danmarks Kommunevåbener. Komma, København, 1982.