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Municipal flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of Peer in Limburg
Location of Peer in Limburg
Peer, Belgium is located in Belgium
Peer, Belgium
Location in Belgium
Sovereign state Belgium Belgium
Region  Flemish Region
Community Flanders Flemish Community
Province  Limburg
Arrondissement Maaseik
Coordinates 51°08′0″N 05°28′0″E / 51.133333°N 5.466667°E / 51.133333; 5.466667Coordinates: 51°08′0″N 05°28′0″E / 51.133333°N 5.466667°E / 51.133333; 5.466667
Area 86.95 km²
– Males
– Females
15,810 (2006-01-01)
182 inhab./km²
Unemployment rate 8.92% (1 January 2006)
Mean annual income €11,829/pers. (2003)
Mayor Theo Kelchtermans (CD&V)
Governing parties CD&V, sp.a
Postal codes 3990
Area codes 011

Peer is a municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium. On January 1, 2006 Peer had a total population of 15,810. The total area is 86.95 km² which gives a population density of 182 inhabitants per km².

Peer is the site of a famous annual blues music festival held in July.

The village Grote Brogel, part of Peer, claims to be the birth place of Pieter Bruegel[1]. The Bruegel Foundation was also founded in Peer to research the history of Peer and Pieter Bruegel.

Kleine Brogel, a village that is a part of Peer, includes Kleine Brogel Air Base. It is rumoured to house American nuclear weapons, though this has never been officially confirmed [2]



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