Buer, Germany

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Buer
Stadtteil of Gelsenkirchen
Location of Buer
Buer is located in Germany
Buer
Buer
Buer is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Buer
Buer
Coordinates: 51°34′40″N 07°03′23″E / 51.57778°N 7.05639°E / 51.57778; 7.05639Coordinates: 51°34′40″N 07°03′23″E / 51.57778°N 7.05639°E / 51.57778; 7.05639
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictUrban district
CityGelsenkirchen
 • Mayor(SPD)
Population
 (2009-12-31)
 • Total34,130
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes0209
Vehicle registrationGE

Buer is the largest suburb of Gelsenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Hochstrasse in the heart of Buer is the largest shopping street in Gelsenkirchen.

History[edit]

Notgeld coin issued by the city of Buer in 1918.

In 1928, the adjoining cities of Buer, Gelsenkirchen, and Horst merged to form Gelsenkirchen-Buer, which was renamed Gelsenkirchen in 1930.

The Scholven/Buer synthetic oil plant was a bombing target of the Oil Campaign of World War II (the Buer town hall survived in nearly original form).