is a municipality
located in the province of Limburg
, Flemish Region
. 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
/ The Bruegel Foundation
was also founded in Peer to research the history of Peer and Pieter Bruegel
, a village that is a part of Peer, includes Kleine Brogel Air Base
. Rumours that American
nuclear weapons under the NATO nuclear sharing
program were stationed at Kleine Brogel have never been officially confirmed, but are now known to be true. A cable from the American Embassy in Brussels from Nov. 2009 - published by Wikileaks
- not only confirms their existence, but also informs that the Belgian government rejected a proposal from Germany to propose to the rest of NATO that the nuclear weapons be removed from both countries (as well as those stationed in the Netherlands and Italy).
Peer has in the summer quite a nice temperature, around 20 degrees celsius. In the winter it normally snows.
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