Åland Islands

Åland Islands

Autonomous region of Finland

Region:
Northern Europe
Area:
1,580 km²
Local name:
Åland
Capital:
Mariehamn
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Timezones
Sunrise + Sunset
Climate
Infrastructure + Transport
Country comparison
Current time on the Åland Islands:

The countrywide time on the Åland Islands is Eastern European Time (EET).
As in many countries far away from the equator, there is a daylight saving time in summer.
So the difference to Greenwich Mean Time is usually +2 hours in summer and +3 hours in winter.

Timezones and clock changesSunrise and sunset

Population

Population:
29,013
18.36

Currency

The currency on the Åland Islands is Euro (EUR).
1 Euro is divided into 100 Cent.
Status: 08/21/2018
1 US Dollar = 0.87 Euro
1 Euro = 1.15 US Dollar

The climate on the Åland Islands

The country is much further away from the equator than Central Europe. This means that the winter days on the Åland Islands are much darker, colder and also shorter. The country is under cold polar climate. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between -4 and 16 degrees. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to -9°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

Languages

Official language:
Swedish

mother tonguedistribution
Swedish88.3 %
Finnish4.8 %
Letvian1.0 %
Romanian1.0 %
Estonian0.7 %
Russian0.5 %
other3.7 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Lutherans78.3%
Greek Orthodoxes0.3%
Roman Catholics0.3%
Jehovah's Witnesses0.2%
nondenominational20.5%
other0.4%

Land use

13% Agricultural areas:202 km²
57% Forest:900 km²
2% Water areas:28 km²
28% Others:450 km²

Transport

Roadways:1,200 km
Airports:1

The Åland Islands are a group of islands on the Gulf of Bothnia between Sweden and Finland. The small state has a total area of 1,580 km². This area is about 1.2 times the size of Los Angeles. The island group consists of 6,757 smaller and mostly uninhabited islands. The Åland Islands have no direct neighbours. The distance between New York City and the Capital Mariehamn is about 6,380 km.

Most important cities on the Åland Islands

CityRegionPopulation
Mariehamn / CapitalMariehamns stad12,000
JomalaÅlands landsbygd3,660
FinströmÅlands landsbygd2,410
LemlandÅlands landsbygd1,830
SaltvikÅlands landsbygd1,690
HammarlandÅlands landsbygd1,400
FöglöÅlands skärgård632
BrändöÅlands skärgård515
VårdöÅlands skärgård411