|Motto: "Islands of Peace"|
|Anthem: Ålänningens sång|
and largest city
|Government||Autonomous region of Finland|
|-||Total||1,580 km2 (unranked)
610 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2007 estimate|
|Currency||Euro (€)d (EUR)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|-||Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|a.||The governorship is an administrative post appointed by the Government of Finland and does not have any authority over the autonomous Government of Åland.|
|b.||Settled by the League of Nations following the Åland crisis.|
|c.||Åland held a separate referendum and then joined at the same time as the rest of Finland.|
|d.||Until 1999, the Finnish markka. The Swedish krona (SEK) is also widely used.|
|e.||Area code 18.|
|f.||Replacing .aland.fi from August 2006. The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with Finland and the rest of European Union member states.|
The Åland Islands (Swedish: Åland (pronounced IPA: ['oːland]), Finnish: Ahvenanmaa) form an archipelago in the Baltic Sea. It is situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia and forms an autonomous, demilitarized, monolingually Swedish-speaking administrative province, region and historical province of Finland. It is the smallest province of Finland, comprising 0.5% of Finland's population and 0.49% of land area.
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