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Horst aan de Maas [Limburg, Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Horst aan de Maas [Limburg, Gemeente] (Nederland)

Last modified: 2001-03-09 by franc van diest
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Horst aan de Maas (provisional) Shipmate Flagchart :


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Municipal flag

Horst aan de Maas is the result of a merger of the former municipalities of Broekhuizen, Grubbenvorst and Horst (01-01-2001). The flag is the same as the old flag of the municipality of Horst, and is provisional.

Broekhuizen [former municipality]

Broekhuizen [voormalige gemeente]

Broekhuizen municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

Broekhuizen is in north Limburg on the western bank of the Maas, opposite Arcen, with which there is an eternal fight for the title of 'best brassband (fanfare) of the Netherlands. It belonged to Prussia until the French revolution, being a part of 'Opper Gelre'.

I suppose the checky vertical stripe on the flag symbolizes the Maas river.

Jarig Bakker, 23 November 1999

Grubbenvorst [former municipality]

Grubbenvorst [voormalige gemeente]

Grubbenvorst former municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

Grubbenvorst is in north Limburg, just north of Venlo on the Maas river. This municipality is well known because of the asparagus-growth and because of the remnants of the castle of Grubbenvorst ('Het Gebroken Slot'), demolished in the 80-years war (1568-1648).

The flag is derived from the municipal CoA, which in turn was derived from CoA's of powerful families there.

Jarig Bakker, 28 November 1999

Horst [former municipality]

Horst [voormalige gemeente]

Horst voormalige gemeente Shipmate Flagchart :

Horst is in north Limburg between Venlo and Nijmegen, with one of the world's best kept secrets: here lies America! Well, that is one of the villages in that municipality, an old peat-diggery. It forms part of the former marshy region of 'De Peel', which is now transformed in a major agricultural region. Some heather-fields have remained there.

Before the flag was officially adopted it was used at special occasions. It was derived from the municipal CoA, which was derived from 14th century family-CoAs.

Jarig Bakker, 3 December 1999

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