It first settlers came some 7000 years ago after the islands had begun re-emerge from the sea after begin pushed down by the weight of latest ice age.
Åland is politically neutral and entirely demilitarized.
Since 1920 Åland has been an autonomous region of Finland.
Åland is extensively Swedish speaking and Swedish is the official language.
The Åland Islands has a population of 30 000 and it’s capital city is Mariehamn.
Time zone: (Summer UTC +3)
Average temperatures: August: 19C (67F)
Sun up/down: August 12th
Sun up/down: August 18th
Archipelago: About 26 000 islands
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