Friedland, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Friedland
Coat of arms of Friedland
Coat of arms
Friedland is located in Germany
Friedland
Friedland
Coordinates: 53°39′N 13°32′E / 53.650°N 13.533°E / 53.650; 13.533Coordinates: 53°39′N 13°32′E / 53.650°N 13.533°E / 53.650; 13.533
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
Municipal assoc. Friedland
Government
 • Mayor Wilfried Block
Area
 • Total 132.62 km2 (51.20 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,830
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17098
Dialling codes 039601
Vehicle registration MST
Website www.friedland-mecklenburg.de
St. Mary of Friedland

Friedland is a town in the district Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.

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.

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