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Horst (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

Last modified: 2003-07-05 by jarig bakker
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Horst former municipality

On 1 Jan 2001 Grubbenvorst, Broekhuizen and Horst merged to form the new municipality of Horst aan de Maas.
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