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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.

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

HistoryEdit

 
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).