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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 previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Allan; Allen Åland (Swedish—Aland Islands)–between the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea separating Sweden from Finland Alanders Aland islanders Alands Aland Islands alanon alcoholics' anonymous ALAO Australian Legal Aid Office ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of European Imperialism (1991)

by James Stuart Olson, Robert Shadle

Aland Islands (Ahvenanmaa) Aland Eckerd Lemland Lumparland Vardo Alcester Islands See Woodlark Islands Aldabra Islands. See. Seychelles. Aleutian Islands Andreanof Islands Adak Amlia Atka ...

Google previewWorld Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary

Ajmer 18 Aland Islands France, on Gulf of Ajaccio. Birthplace of Napoleon ; winter resort. Exports wood, sardines, anchovies, wine, fruit. Pop. 21,ooo. Ajmer ( aj-mer'), tn., Rajputana, India ; cap. of Ajmer-Merwara ; on slopes of Taragarh Hill ...

Google previewDictionary of Languages (1998)

The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages by Andrew Dalby

In the 1 2th, 1 3th and 14th centuries Swedes had settled in large numbers in the Aland Islands, which lie to the east in the Gulf of Bothnia, and also on the western and southern coasts of Finland and in coastal parts of Estonia. Two of these ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations: A-E (2002)

by Cathal J. Nolan

Aland Islands. Russia took control of these Baltic islands, along with Finland, when it defeated Sweden in 1809. They were made neutral as part of the settlement of the Crimean War, in which Moscow was compelled to make multiple ...

Google previewThe European Union Encyclopedia and Directory 1999 (1999)

Council Mem of Aarhus Ami Council Mayor of Senderjyllands Amt Mayor of Frederiksberg Kommune Mem of Regional Council, Varsinais-Suomi Mem of Lagting, Aland Islands Mem of Kuhmo City Council Chair of Pirkkala Municipal Council ...

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