Freden

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Freden
Coat of arms of Freden
Coat of arms
Freden   is located in Germany
Freden
Freden
Coordinates: 51°56′N 09°54′E / 51.933°N 9.900°E / 51.933; 9.900Coordinates: 51°56′N 09°54′E / 51.933°N 9.900°E / 51.933; 9.900
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hildesheim
Government
 • Mayor Rüdiger Paulat (SPD)
Area
 • Total 53.49 km2 (20.65 sq mi)
Elevation 127 m (417 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,727
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31084
Dialling codes 05184
Vehicle registration HI
Website www.gemeindefreden.de

Freden is a village and a municipality in the district of Hildesheim, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Leine, approx. 25 km south of Hildesheim. Since 1 November 2016, the former municipalities Everode, Landwehr and Winzenburg are part of the municipality Freden.

Freden was the seat of the former Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Freden.

Personalities[edit]

  • Friedrich Lorenz (1897-1944]], Catholic priest, Nazi opponent
  • Friedrich Mennecke (1904-1947), NS doctor who participated in the mass destruction of the so-called euthanasia program of national socialism as an accomplice.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Freden at Wikimedia Commons