Åland Islands

(redirected from Aland islands)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Å·land Islands

 (ä′lənd, ō′länd′)

Åland Islands

(ˈɑːlənd; ˈɔːlənd; Swedish ˈoːland)
pl n
(Placename) a group of over 6000 islands under Finnish administration, in the Gulf of Bothnia. Capital: Mariehamn. Pop: 26 347 (2003 est). Finnish name: Ahvenanmaa

Å′land Is′lands

(ˈɑ lənd, ˈɔ lənd)
a group of Finnish islands in the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland. 23,761; 572 sq. mi. (1480 sq. km). Finnish, Ahvenanmaa.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Aland Islands - an archipelago of some 6,000 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia under Finnish controlAland 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
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
It is also the critical subsystem to ensure the stability, security and economical viability of the fully renewable energy system to be designed for the Aland Islands.
Speaking of the Finnish experience regarding the grant of autonomy to the Aland Islands in the early 1900s, Dr.
Viking Line is a Finnish shipping Company (OMX: VK1V) that operates a fleet of ferriesand cruise ferries between Finland, the Aland Islands, Sweden and Estonia.
A LOCAL brewer on the Aland Islands in the Baltic Sea is to begin producing a beer inspired by bottles found in a 19th century shipwreck three years ago.
Tim Walford's mare built on her debut third to Aland Islands at Newcastle when upped to 3m at that track two starts ago, finishing two lengths behind subsequent winner Red Rocco.
45 too, when he rides ALAND ISLANDS for his boss JP McManus.
ALAND Islands should be followed at Catterick today as he puts his unbeaten record on the line in the Watt Fences Novices' Hurdle.
ALAND Islands is one of the classier horses on show at Catterick as he puts his unbeaten record on the line in the Watt Fences Novices' Hurdle.
The government of the Aland Islands - an autonomous region of Finland situated between Sweden and Finland - said it will auction off one bottle each of the oldest preserved examples of Veuve Clicquot and Juglar in the islands' main city of Mariehamn on June 3.
Chapters address the challenge to the proposed model posed by independence insurgencies within India, the comparative treatment of Tamil minorities within India and its southern neighbor Sri Lanka, the unitary state of the Ukraine and its treatment of Russian minorities, federacy arrangements in the otherwise unitary nation-states of Finland and Denmark with regards to the Aland Islands in the first case and Greenland and the Faroe Islands in the latter, and the US model of federalism (which they regard as the worst-case scenario for promoting democracy in robust multinational settings).
At this point we believe they are the oldest bottled beers in the world that can be drunk," said Rainer Juslin, of the autonomous Aland islands government, which will decide their fate and rights if tests at Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre reveal the yeast is remains alive or dormant.
The vintage champagne, thought to be from the early 19th century, was salvaged from a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea near the Aland Islands, between Sweden and Finland in July.