|• Mayor||Wilfried Block|
|• Total||141.73 km2 (54.72 sq mi)|
|Elevation||25 m (82 ft)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/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 6,500 citizens. The former municipality Genzkow was merged into Friedland in May 2019.
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.