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Coat of arms of Hipstedt
Coat of arms
Hipstedt   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°29′32″N 08°58′25″E / 53.49222°N 8.97361°E / 53.49222; 8.97361Coordinates: 53°29′32″N 08°58′25″E / 53.49222°N 8.97361°E / 53.49222; 8.97361
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Rotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc. Geestequelle
 • Mayor Karlheinz Poredda (WFB)
 • Total 29.38 km2 (11.34 sq mi)
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,237
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27432
Dialling codes 04768
Vehicle registration ROW

Hipstedt is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Hipstedt belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712-1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeral Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Duchy was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory, including Hipstedt, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.