Quakenbrück

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Quakenbrück
Coat of arms of Quakenbrück
Coat of arms
Quakenbrück   is located in Germany
Quakenbrück
Quakenbrück
Coordinates: 52°40′38″N 07°57′27″E / 52.67722°N 7.95750°E / 52.67722; 7.95750Coordinates: 52°40′38″N 07°57′27″E / 52.67722°N 7.95750°E / 52.67722; 7.95750
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osnabrück
Municipal assoc. Artland
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Becker (CDU)
Area
 • Total 17.95 km2 (6.93 sq mi)
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,452
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49610
Dialling codes 05431
Vehicle registration OS
Website www.quakenbrueck.de

Quakenbrück is a town in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Hase. It is part of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") of Artland.

Quakenbrück is known for its professional basketball team, the Artland Dragons.

Climate[edit]

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.

The town hall by the market place

History[edit]

Quakenbrück was founded in 1234 by the Bishop of Osnabrück, according to the earliest documents, although the area had been settled previously. It served as a border to the north of Osnabrück.

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.[2]

Notable people born here[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, Fortgeschriebene Einwohnerzahlen zum 31. Dezember 2012
  2. ^ Heiko Bockstiegel: Der Eiserne Burgmann im Rathaussaal zu Quakenbrück. in: Heimat-Jahrbuch Osnabrücker Land 1980, S. 54ff.