Fridley is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 27,208 at the 2010 census. Fridley was incorporated in 1949 as a village and became a city in 1957. It is part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Fridley is a "first ring" or "inner ring" suburb in the northern part of the Twin Cities. Fridley connects with the city of Minneapolis at its southern border. Neighboring first ring suburbs are Columbia Heights to the South and Brooklyn Center to the West across the Mississippi river.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.89 square miles (28.20 km2), of which 10.17 square miles (26.34 km2) is land and 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2) is water.
The city is within a narrow portion of the southernmost part of Anoka County. It is longer North/South along the path of the Mississippi River, and the highways that follow the river. It is narrower East/West in the portion between the boundaries of the Mississippi River and the City of Spring Lake Park.