|This article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2009)|
|• Mayor||Wolfgang Becker (CDU)|
|• Total||17.95 km2 (6.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||24 m (79 ft)|
|• Density||690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Quakenbrück is known for its professional basketball team, the Artland Dragons.
Temperate coastal climate affected by damp NW winds from the North Sea. The long term average shows the air temperature in Quakenbrück reaching 8.5–9.0°C with an average rainfall of 700 mm. Between May and August, there are about 20–25 days during which temperatures may reach over 25°C.
On 29 May 1916, a nail man made from French poplar was given to the city by Clemens Freiherr von Schorlemer-Lieser and placed in the meeting room of the town hall. Revenue from the statue, which depicted a 13th-14th-century knight clad in armor and holding a shield and a sword and has come to be known as the Quakenbrück iron Knight (Quakenbrücker Eiserne Burgmann), were used to fuel the war effort. The statue was built by two soldiers from Schorlemer's Battalion.
Notable people born here
- Christian Brand - former Werder Bremen player and current FC Luzern manager was born in the town
- Cinta Laura - Indonesian actress
- Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, Fortgeschriebene Einwohnerzahlen zum 31. Dezember 2012
- Heiko Bockstiegel: Der Eiserne Burgmann im Rathaussaal zu Quakenbrück. in: Heimat-Jahrbuch Osnabrücker Land 1980, S. 54ff.
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