Friedland

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Friedland:

see FrýdlantFrýdlant
, Ger. Friedland, town, N Czech Republic, in Bohemia, near the German and Polish borders, at the foot of the Sudetes Mts. A railroad junction, Frýdlant has breweries and factories that manufacture textiles and metal products.
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, Czech Republic.

Friedland:

see PravdinskPravdinsk
, formerly Friedland
, town, NW European Russia, formerly in East Prussia. In 1807 the city was the scene of a battle in which Napoleon I defeated the Russians, thus precipitating the fall of Königsberg and the Treaty of Tilsit.
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Friedland

 

until 1946, the name of the city of Pravdinsk in Kaliningrad Oblast, RSFSR.

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