Aland islands



a group of Finnish islands in the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland. 22,608; 572 sq. mi. (1480 sq. km).
Historical Examples

Finland and the aland islands must be evacuated by all Russian armed forces, both military and naval.
The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII) Various

The fortifications of Bomarsund lie on the eastern point of the largest of the aland islands.
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plural noun
a group of over 6000 islands under Finnish administration, in the Gulf of Bothnia. Capital: Mariehamn. Pop: 26 347 (2003 est) Finnish name Ahvenanmaa

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