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For the surname, see Hunte (surname).
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The Hunte in the Wildeshausen Geest
Location Lower Saxony, Germany
Length 189 km (117 mi)dep1
Source Wiehengebirge
52°15′36″N 8°20′33″E / 52.26000°N 8.34250°E / 52.26000; 8.34250Coordinates: 52°15′36″N 8°20′33″E / 52.26000°N 8.34250°E / 52.26000; 8.34250
Source height 185 m above sea level (NN)
Mouth Elsfleth
53°15′10″N 8°28′44″E / 53.25278°N 8.47889°E / 53.25278; 8.47889
Mouth height 0 m
Descent 185 m
Basin Weser
Progression Weser → North Sea
Catchment 2,785 km2 (1,075 sq mi)dep1
Right tributaries Wagenfelder Aue, Ollen
Left tributaries Haaren, Lethe
Lakes passed Dümmer
Cities Oldenburg
Large towns Melle
Small towns Diepholz, Wildeshausen, Elsfleth
Population in catchment 432000[1]
Navigable between Oldenburg and Elsfleth for Europa Ships and coasters; as far as the Coastal Canal (Küstenkanal) for ships up to 1000 Brutto Register Tonnage
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The Hunte in Oldenburg

The Hunte is a 189-kilometre (117 mi) long river in north-western Germany (Lower Saxony), a left tributary of the Weser. It rises in the Wiehengebirge hills. In the Northern German Plain it flows through lake Dümmer. It flows generally northwards through the towns Bad Essen, Diepholz, Wildeshausen and Oldenburg. It flows into the Weser in Elsfleth. The part between Oldenburg and the Weser is navigable for coastal cargo ships. The Coastal Canal (Küstenkanal), suitable for inland navigation only, links the Hunte in Oldenburg to river Ems near Papenburg.

Lake Dümmer


  1. ^ Flussgebietsgemeinschaft Weser: Bewirtschaftungsplan Flussgebietseinheit Weser 2005 – Bestandsaufnahme Teilraum Tideweser