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Åland (Province of Finland)

Åland (Province of Finland)
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  • Coat of Arms/Flag: The coat of arms of Åland features a blue elk on a golden field, symbolizing the links to the Swedish crown and its status as an autonomous territory within Finland. The flag of Åland is a blue and yellow horizontal stripe.
  • Capital City: Mariehamn
  • Other Settlements: Jomala, Finström
  • Languages: Swedish, Finnish, German
  • Religion(s): Christianity (predominantly Lutheran)
  • Government: Autonomous territory within Finland
  • Legislature: 30 members of parliament elected by the island’s residents
  • Current Ruler: Governor Magnus Johansson
  • Other Notable residents: Anders Erikson (wealthy merchant), Johan Lindqvist (renowned shipbuilder)
  • Population: 12,000

The demographics are mostly made up of Finno-Swedish people, with a mix of other European ethnicities. The official languages are Swedish and Finnish, but some residents also speak German.

The capital city is Mariehamn, a coastal town known for its picturesque port and historical buildings. Other settlements in the province include the villages of Jomala and Finström.

The government of Åland is an autonomous territory within Finland, with a parliament and government that handle the island’s domestic affairs. The legislature is made up of 30 members of parliament, elected by the island’s residents.

Governor Magnus Johansson representing the Finnish government, who is responsible for enforcing the laws and regulations of the province, and representing the province in the Finnish parliament. Other notable residents include the wealthy merchant, Anders Erikson and the renowned shipbuilder, Johan Lindqvist.

Åland is known for its unique natural beauty, with its picturesque archipelago and lush forests, but also for its harsh winters and strong winds. Visitors can also explore the many islands of the archipelago, and enjoy the traditional Finnish sauna, and the local cuisine. There are not many mythical creatures or folklore monsters associated with the area.

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