America (Dutch pronunciation: [ɑˈmeːrikaː]) is a town in the Dutch province of Limburg, originated in the late 19th century. It is a part of the municipality of Horst aan de Maas, and lies about 16 km northwest of Venlo. In 2001, the town of America had 991 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.21 km², and had 397 residences. Including the surrounding countryside, America had 2190 inhabitants as of 2006[update].