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

Hepstedt
Coat of arms of Hepstedt
Coat of arms
Location of Hepstedt within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Hepstedt is located in Germany
Hepstedt
Hepstedt
Hepstedt is located in Lower Saxony
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Hepstedt
Coordinates: 53°15′34″N 09°05′22″E / 53.25944°N 9.08944°E / 53.25944; 9.08944Coordinates: 53°15′34″N 09°05′22″E / 53.25944°N 9.08944°E / 53.25944; 9.08944
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Tarmstedt
Government
 • MayorWerner Meyer
Area
 • Total29.95 km2 (11.56 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,008
 • Density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27412
Dialling codes04283, 04289
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.tarmstedt.de

Hepstedt 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 Hepstedt, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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