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Hilter   is located in Germany
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Location of Hilter within Osnabrück district
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Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osnabrück
 • Mayor Marc Schewski (CDU)
 • Total 52.6 km2 (20.3 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,165
 • 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.


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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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