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Hilter   is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osnabrück
 • Mayor Marc Schewski (CDU)
 • Total 52.6 km2 (20.3 sq mi)
Elevation 198 m (650 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,243
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49176
Dialling codes 05424, 05409
Vehicle registration OS
Website www.hilter.de

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

As of 2002 it has a population of 10,178, and covers an area of 52.61 km². Highest elevation is the Hohnangel with 262 m above sea level.


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.


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.[2]


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