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Diepholzer schloss.jpg
Coat of arms of Diepholz
Coat of arms
Diepholz  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°36′26″N 8°22′16″E / 52.60722°N 8.37111°E / 52.60722; 8.37111Coordinates: 52°36′26″N 8°22′16″E / 52.60722°N 8.37111°E / 52.60722; 8.37111
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Diepholz
 • Mayor Dr. Thomas Schulze
 • Total 104.45 km2 (40.33 sq mi)
Elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,692
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49356
Dialling codes 0 54 41
Vehicle registration DH
Website www.stadt-diepholz.de

Diepholz (German pronunciation: [ˈdiːphɔlts]) is a town and capital of the district of Diepholz in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the rivers Hunte and Lohne, approximately 45 km northeast of Osnabrück, and 60 km southwest of Bremen.

It was the capital of the sovereign County of Diepholz and the principal seat of the Noble Lords, later Counts, of Diepholz.

Notable people[edit]

Notable people associated with Diepholz include:

Georg Moller
  • Rudolf van Diepholt (c. 1390-1455), bishop of Utrecht and bishop of Osnabrück
  • Fritz Klatte (1880-1934), German chemist and the discoverer of polyvinyl acetate
  • Zygfryd Kuchta (born 1944), Polish handball player
  • Georg Moller (1784–1852), architect and town planner who worked in the South of Germany, mostly in the region today known as Hesse
  • Marianne of Sweden (died after 1285), Swedish Princess and countess consort of Diepholz by marriage to Rudolf, Count of Diepholz. She married Rudolf, Count of Diepholz, in Nyköping in Södermanland in 1285.

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