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 (ä′və-nän-mä′) also Å·land Islands (ä′lənd, ō′länd′)
An archipelago in the Baltic Sea at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia between Sweden and Finland. Colonized in the 12th century by Swedes, the islands were ceded to Russia in 1809 and became part of Finland after World War I.


(Placename) the Finnish name for the Åland Islands

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.
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Noun1.Ahvenanmaa - an archipelago of some 6,000 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia under Finnish controlAhvenanmaa - 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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The 20 regions referred to in this study are thus: Uusimaa (Uusimaa), Ita-Uusimaa (Eastern Uusimaa), Varsinais-Suomi (Finland Proper), Kanta-Hame (Tavastia Proper), Paijat-Hame (Paijanne Tavastia), Kymenlaakso (Kymenlaakso), Etela-Karjala (South Karelia), Satakunta (Satakunta), Pirkanmaa (Pirkanmaa), KeskiSuomi (Central Finland), Etela-Pohjanmaa (Southern Ostrobothnia), Pohjanmaa (Ostrobothnia), EtelaSavo (Southern Savonia), Pohjois-Savo (Northern Savonia), Pohjois-Karjala (North Karelia), Kainuu (Kainuu), Keski-Pohjanmaa (Central Osthrobotnia), Pohjois-Pohjanmaa (Northern Ostrobothnia), Lappi (Lapland) and Ahvenanmaa (Aland Islands).
A contiguous neighborhood structure, 10 x 10 km grid cells excluding Lapland, Ahvenanmaa, and Turku Archipelago, was given for the CAR prior.