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Landskapet Åland
(Ahvenanmaan maakunta)
Banner Coat o Airms
(Banner) (Coat o Airms)
Motto: Islands of Peace
Offeecial leid Swadish
(an lairgest ceety)
 - Govrenor
 - Prime Meenister

Autonomous region o Finland
Peter Lindbäck
Viveka Eriksson 
 - Tot
 - % watter

 - 2010
 -  census
 - Density

18.14/km2 46.98/sq mi
Autonomy 1920
Siller Euro (EUR)
Time zone UTC + 2, Simmer: UTC + 3
Naitional anthem Ålänningens sång
Internet TLD .ax
Cawin code +358

Åland (Swadish pronunciation: [ˈoːland], Finnish: Ahvenanmaa), is an autonomous region an a airchipelago in the Easter Seas. They are situatit at the entrance tae the Guwf o Bothnie an form an autonomous, demilitarised, monolingually Swadish-speakin region o Finland. The islands collectively constitute the smawest region o Finland, wi anerlie 0.49% o its land aurie, an 0.50% o its population.

Åland comprises Fasta Åland (the "Main Island," wi 90% o the population),[1] thegither wi an airchipelago tae the east that comprises ower 6,500 skerries an islands. Fasta Åland is separatit frae the coast o Swaden bi 38 kilometres (24 mi) o open water tae the wast. In the east, the Åland airchipelago is contiguous wi the Finnish Airchipelago Sea. Åland's anerlie land border is locatit on the uninhabitit skerry o Märket,[2] which it shares wi Swaden.

Acause o the autonomous status o the Åland Islands, the pouers exercised at the provincial level bi representatives o the central state admeenistration in the rest o Finland are lairgely exercised bi the Govrenment o Åland in Åland.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The Åland Islands
  2. an account of the border on Märket, and how it was redrawn in 1985, appears in Hidden Europe Magazine, 11 (November 2006) pp. 26-29 ISSN 1860-6318

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