Fremont', (1) capital of Dodge county, Nebraska, on the Platte River, 42 miles WNW. of Omaha by the Union Pacific Railway. Population, about 7500. - (2) Capital of Sandusky county, Ohio, at the head of navigation on the Sandusky River, 30 miles SE. of Toledo by rail. It manufactures flour, iron, lime, etc. Pop. 8500.
French Congo. See Gaboon.
French Guiana. See Guiana.
Freshwater, a parish at the western extremity of the Isle of Wight. See Farrinqford.
Fresno, capital of Fresno county, California, in the centre of an irrigated raisin-growing district, 207 miles SE. of San Francisco by rail. Pop. (1880) 1113 ; (1900) 12,47a Freston, a Suffolk parish, on the Orwell, 3J miles S. of Ipswich. Here is Freston Tower.
Friars Carse, a mansion near the Nith, 6J miles NNW. of Dumfries.
Fribourg. See Freiburg.
Friedland, (1) a town of East Prussia, on the Alle, 26 miles SE. of Konigsberg, with 3182 inhabitants. Here Napoleon, on 14th June 1807, defeated the Russian and Prussian forces. - (2) A town in the north-east of Mecklenburg, with 5502 inhabitants. - (3) A manufacturing town in the north of Bohemia, on the Wittig, 16 miles N. of Reichenberg by rail, with a pop. of 4817. From the last Wallenstein took his ducal title.
Friedrichroda, a town of Thuringia in the charming Schilfwasser valley, 13 miles SW. of Gotha by rail, is a summer-resort for some 7000 visitors. Here is the Duke of Gotha's beautiful country seat, Reinhardsbrunn. Pop. 4146.
Friesland, or Vriesland (Fres'land; anc. Frisia), in its widest sense, as the country of the Frisian race, included the provinces of Zealand, North and South Holland, part of Utrecht, Fries-land proper (1280 sq. in. ; pop. 342,290), and Gron-ingen in Holland, together with Prussian East Friesland (1200 sq. m. ; pop. 239,960) and a part of Oldenburg, the western coast of Sleswick between the Eider and the Tondern, and the islands of Sylt, Fohr, Nordstrand, and others.