Friedland, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Coat of arms of Friedland
Coat of arms
Friedland  is located in Germany
Location of Friedland within Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district
Friedland in MBS.svg
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
 • Mayor Wilfried Block
 • Total 132.62 km2 (51.20 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,679
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17098
Dialling codes 039601
Vehicle registration MST
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.


Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Emilie Mayer

People who have worked here[edit]

Johann Heinrich von Thünen
  • 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.


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