Aaland islands


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Noun1.Aaland islands - an archipelago of some 6,000 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia under Finnish controlAaland islands - an archipelago of some 6,000 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia under Finnish control
Finland, Republic of Finland, Suomi - republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
Gulf of Bothnia - a northern arm of the Baltic Sea; between Sweden and Finland
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local time (1400 GMT) south of the Aaland islands, located in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden.
Nations reports on the Aaland Islands (121) and, more recently, in the
See JAMES BARROS, THE AALAND ISLANDS QUESTION: ITS SETTLEMENT BY THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS 60-65 (1968); MUSGRAVE, supra note 1, at 33; Philip Marshall Brown, The Aaland Islands Question, 15 AM.
Eleven bottles of champagne, which were found in the wreck off Finland's Aaland Islands in 2010, will go up for auction on Friday.
The Convention on the Non-Fortification and Neutralization of the Aaland Islands of October 20, 1921, provides that warships are prohibited except for innocent passage.
Regionally, the unemployment rate was highest -- 14%, in the area of Aaland Islands.
The worst conditions were in the narrow Bay of Bothnia and around the Aaland Islands archipaelago.
With a population of 26,000 and the total land area of 1,552 Square kilometers the Aaland Islands took on an international dimension when, on a British initiative, the issue of their autonomy was brought before the League of Nations in Geneva in 1921.
For the record, in addition to these three countries, the 30 elected officials of the Aaland Islands, an autonomous Finnish archipelago in the Baltic Sea, still have to adopt a position on the treaty before the end of the year, although Finland ratified it over a year ago.
In Finland, the Aaland Islands, which since 1921 have benefited from wide autonomy in terms of education, health or policing, had to adopt their own legislation in order to conform to EU law.