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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
Jarig Bakker, 3 December 1999