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Beek [Limburg, Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Beek [Limburg, Gemeente] (Nederland)

Last modified: 2001-03-09 by franc van diest
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Beek is known since the 9th century. In the 13th century it became a possession of the Teutonic Order, mainly used for agricultural purposes. In 1794 it became part of the Netherlands. It is c. 20 km north of Maastricht and the site of Maastricht airport. North of Beek was the coal-mine Maurits, which was closed down in the 1950s, since when a huge employment scheme has been carried out. This airport is part of it.

The flag is canting: Beek means 'rivulet'.

Jarig Bakker, 19 November 1999

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