Hilter is a municipality in the district Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located in the hills of the Teutoburg Forest.

Hilter
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Hilter
Location of Hilter within Osnabrück district
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Hilter is located in Germany
Hilter
Hilter
Hilter is located in Lower Saxony
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Hilter
Coordinates: 52°9′N 8°9′E / 52.150°N 8.150°E / 52.150; 8.150Coordinates: 52°9′N 8°9′E / 52.150°N 8.150°E / 52.150; 8.150
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictOsnabrück
Subdivisions8
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Marc Schewski[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total52.6 km2 (20.3 sq mi)
Elevation
198 m (650 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total10,429
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
49176
Dialling codes05424, 05409
Vehicle registrationOS
Websitewww.hilter.de

As of 2020 it has a population of 10,429, and covers an area of 52.61 km². Highest elevation is the Hohnangel with 262 m above sea level.

History

The municipality was united on July 14, 1972, by merging the municipalities Borgloh, Hankenberge and Hilter. Already in 1977 the municipalities Allendorf, Borgloh-Wellendorf, Ebbendorf, Eppendorf and Uphöfen were joined into the Einheitsgemeinde Borgloh.

Industry

 
The margarine factory

Hilter was well known for mining Hilter Gold ochre as well as its big margarine factory which owned one of the largest whaling fleets in the early 20th century.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Verzeichnis der direkt gewählten Bürgermeister/-innen und Landräte/Landrätinnen". Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. April 2021.
  2. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.
  3. ^ History of Hilter (German)

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