Hedeper

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Hedeper
Coat of arms of Hedeper
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Hedeper   is located in Germany
Hedeper
Hedeper
Location of Hedeper within Wolfenbüttel district
Wolfenbüttel (district) Lower Saxony Salzgitter Braunschweig Hildesheim (district) Goslar (district) Saxony-Anhalt Helmstedt (district) Peine (district) Sehlde Heere Haverlah Elbe Baddeckenstedt Burgdorf Schladen Gielde Hornburg Achim Werlaburgdorf Flöthe Cramme Wolfenbüttel Ohrum Dorstadt Heiningen Börßum Hedeper Semmenstedt Denkte Wittmar Kissenbrück Remlingen Dettum Veltheim Sickte Evessen Roklum Winnigstedt Vahlberg Uehrde Kneitlingen Evessen Cremlingen Dahlum Erkerode Schöppenstedt gemeindefreies GebietHedeper in WF.svg
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Coordinates: 52°04′N 10°41′E / 52.067°N 10.683°E / 52.067; 10.683Coordinates: 52°04′N 10°41′E / 52.067°N 10.683°E / 52.067; 10.683
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Wolfenbüttel
Municipal assoc. Elm-Asse
Government
 • Mayor Heinz Fandre (SPD)
Area
 • Total 15.66 km2 (6.05 sq mi)
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 504
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38322
Dialling codes 05336
Vehicle registration WF
Website www.hedeper.de
church in Hedeper

Hedeper is a municipality in the foothills of the Harz in east Lower Saxony. It has about 600 inhabitants, and is in the administrative district of Wolfenbüttel.

Geography[edit]

Wolfenbüttel lies about 15 km to the north-west of Hedeper. Hedeper is the most southernly municipality in the higher municipality "Asse". It consists of the towns of Wetzleben (146 inhabitants) and Hedeper (401 inhabitants).

History[edit]

Both municipalities of Wetzleben and Hedeper were united in one common municipality in 1974. Hedeper was mentioned in a written document for the first time in 1188 and Wetzleben already in 994.

Culture and sights[edit]

As a landmark of Hedeper, an old windmill is situated to the west of the village ("Erdholländer Windmühle"). It was built in 1900 and was in use until 1956. From this spot one could once see 20 windmills, none of which remain today. Instead, the new windwheels of the local windmill power plant surround Hedeper.

Hedeper has come to life again after the depression in the eighties, when several local farms had to shut down. It now boasts a small, but active sportsclub, a shooting club, a Protestant congregation, and an auxiliary fire brigade. Three local farmers have joined to build a biogas plant serving the local community.

The village church was restored to its original state in 2002.

Located in the southeast lies the "block mountain" (Klotzeberg), the first and smallest natural reserve of the administrative district.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

The inhabitants work mostly in Wolfenbüttel, Braunschweig, Salzgitter or Wolfsburg.

In earlier times, many inhabitants earned their living as drivers during the hunts that took place in fall.

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