FRIEDLAND, the name of seven towns in Germany. The most important now is that in the grand duchy of MecklenburgStrelitz, on the Miihlenteich, 35 m. N.E. of Strelitz by the railway to Neu-Brandenburg. Pop. 7000. It possesses a fine Gothic church and a gymnasium, and has manufactures of woollen and linen cloth, leather and tobacco. Friedland was founded in 1244 by the margraves John and Otto III. of Brandenburg.
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