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Aland Islands a.k.a. The Åland Islands or Åland is an autonomous, demilitarised, monolingually Swedish-speaking region of Finland that consists of an archipelago lying at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea. Collectively, the islands in the archipelago form the smallest region of Finland, constituting 0.49% of its land area and 0.50% of its population.

  • also known as Aland, Ålands Landskap, Åland, Province Of Aland, Province Of Åland, Ahvenanmaan Laani, Ahvenanmaan Maakunta, Alands Lan, Landskapet Aland, Ålands Län, Ahvenanmaan Lääni, Landskapet Åland, Alands Landskap, Ahvenanmaa, Aaland islands
  • founded in (95 years ago)
  • country: Finland
  • instance of: archipelago = a group of many islands in a large body of water
  • read more about Åland Islands (country)

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Google previewConcise Encyclopaedia of International Institutions and Organizations (2005)

by Shruti Jain

Finland (including Aland Islands) , Iceland, Norway, Sweden. Three nations are working as observer; the Sami (Lapp) local parliaments of Finland, Norway, and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1922)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm

Aland Islands Dispute. — The question of the Aland Is. was, in its simplest form, whether the group of islands adjacent to Finland and inhabited by a few thousand people of Swedish extraction should belong to Sweden or to Finland.

Google previewThe New Standard Encyclopedia (1903)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

Aland Islands, a group cf about 80 is: lands and islets; between the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea, and near the mouth of the Gulf of Finland; area, 468 square miles. The principal islands are Aland, which is the largest, and gives name to ...

Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1922)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ... with 490 Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps : Yearly Revision Service, 1921-1931

ALAND ISLANDS Warren Smith of the U. S. Weather Bureau, was published in 1920, although elaborate researches and applications of discoveries were made in Russia under the direction of Prof. Brounov for many years prior to 1914.

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

ALAND ISLANDS, C/l&n Ilandz, or Man. An archipelago consisting of one large island and many small islands and rocks, about 300 in all, in the government of Abo-Bjiirneborg, Finland, at the entrance of the Gulf of Bothnia (Map: Russia, B 2) .

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of European Imperialism (1991)

by James Stuart Olson, Robert Shadle

Sporades Tilos Thasos Aeolian Islands See Lipari Islands Agalega Islands See Mascarene Islands Aland Islands (Ahvenanmaa) Aland Eckerd Lemland ...

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