Åland Islands

Name:
Åland Islands
Top Level Domain:
.ax
Alpha2 Code:
AX
Alpha3 Code:
ALA
Calling Codes:
358
Capital:
Mariehamn
Alt Spellings:
AX,Aaland,Aland,Ahvenanmaa
Region:
Europe
Subregion:
Northern Europe
Population:
28875
Latlng:
60.116667,19.9
Demonym:
Ålandish
Area:
1580
Timezones:
UTC+02:00
Borders:
Native Name:
Åland
Numeric Code:
248
Currencies:
Euro
Languages:
Swedish
Regional Blocs:
EU
Cioc:
Source

Summary

The Åland Islands or Åland (, also, , ; Ahvenanmaa ) is an archipelago province at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea belonging to Finland. It is autonomous, demilitarised and is the only monolingually Swedish-speaking region in Finland. It is the smallest region of Finland, constituting 0.51% of its land area and 0.54% of its population. Åland comprises Fasta Åland on which 90% of the population resides and a further 6,500 skerries and islands to its east. Fasta Åland is separated from the coast of Sweden by 38 km of open water to the west. In the east, the Åland archipelago is contiguous with the Finnish Archipelago Sea. Åland's only land border is located on the uninhabited skerry of Märket, which it shares with Sweden. Åland's autonomous status means that those provincial powers normally exercised by representatives of the central Finnish government are largely exercised by its own government.Read More

Next Holiday

Date:
2020-03-30
Local Name:
Ålands demilitariseringsdag
Name:
Demilitarization Day
Country Code:
AX
Type:
Public
Source