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Aland Islands: A Fairy Tale In Reality

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Åland Islands (Åland) – an autonomous province of Finland.

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The archipelago is located in the Baltic Sea at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia between Finland and Sweden.

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Åland archipelago – a 6500 islands, but only about 60 of them inhabited. It has its own tax system, its stamps and its own flag.

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The only official language of the Autonomous Province – Swedish.

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Aland Islands – a paradise for tourists.

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Opportunities for recreation are extremely diverse: traveling from island to island, boating, fishing, golf and much more.

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Because of the bridges and ferries plying, to get from one island to another very easily. Excellent road – a pledge of exciting cycling.

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The composition of the archipelago consists of more than 6500 islands. About 60 of them – are inhabited, but most – a small rocky islets. The population of Åland is about 25 thousand people.

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Local residents earn their living mainly by tourism and marine fisheries. The official language – Swedish.

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You can see the sights of Åland traveling from island to island.
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Network bridges and convenient waterway allow to take the ferry boat, car or bicycle. And in winter you can skate and surf!

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The capital of Åland – Mariehamn (Mariehamn), the only city in the Aland Islands.

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This small town with wooden houses and green parks – the perfect vacation spot and starting point of tourist routes to the Aland Islands.

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Mariehamn was founded in 1861 by Emperor Alexander II and its name (translated from Swedish “harbor of Mary”) in honor of his wife Maria Alexandrovna.

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The city’s population – 11 thousand people, but the number of tourists – 1.5 million people a year.

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In summer, the cozy cafes and restaurants Mariehamn is especially fun and crowded.

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The inhabitants of the Aland Islands are proud of our reputation of excellent navigators.

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