Last modified: 2003-12-05 by ivan sache
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by Ivan Sache
Houthalen-Helchteren is located in the arrondissement of Maaseik.
The flag of Houthalen-Helchteren is horizontally divided red-yellow-green.
The flag was adopted by the Municipal council on 23 June 1992 and approved on 6 October 1992 by the Flemish Minister of Culture Hugo Weckx (Belgisch Staatsblad/Moniteur Belge, 21 June 1994)
Red and yellow are the colours of the ancient county of
Loon. The green stripe represents the
green recreation resorts for which Houthalen-Helchteren is known.
The Loon arms are now the escutcheon on the Belgian Limburg lion's breast.
Jan Mertens & Peter Costermans, 3 June 2003