|• Mayor||Wilfried Block|
|• Total||132.62 km2 (51.20 sq mi)|
|Elevation||25 m (82 ft)|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
It is only 22 km from the district seat and bigger town Neubrandenburg, but still Friedland remains a local center for surrounding communities like Galenbeck (Kotelow, Lübbersdorf, Schwichtenberg), Brunn and Boldekow, and has approximately 6,800 citizens.
It was founded in 1244 by the Prince-electors Otto and Johann of Brandenburg, then having the name Vredeland.
Sons and daughters of the cityEdit
- Andreas Helvigius (1572-1643), philologist, educator
- Friederike Krüger (1789-1858), participant of the Liberation War
- Emilie Mayer (1812-1883), composer
- Rudolf Berlin (1833-1897), ophthalmologist
People who have worked hereEdit
- Ernst Boll (1817-1868), natural scientist, was a house teacher in Friedland
- Fritz Reuter (1810-1874), low German poet, studied the school in Friedland
- Daniel Runge (1804-unknown), theologian and parliamentarian, attended the scholar's school here
- Wilhelm Sauer (1831-1916), organ builder, spent his youth in Friedland
- Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783-1850), agriculturist and economist, led the Liepen family in 1806 and married the Friedlander mayor and estate owner Helena Sophia Berlin.