Åland is the archipelago in the Southwest of Finland. It is located at the entrance of the Gulf of Botni, at the east of the Aland Sea, 25 miles off the coast of Sweden. There are only 80 settlements on the island; 6,000 is also deserted. The surface area is 1.481 km2 with low cliffs. The Capital is Mariehamn.
Cities of the Aland Islands
Aland Islands Phone Code: +358
Currency in Aland Islands: Euro
Settlements: Eckerö, Finström, Föglö, Geta, Hammarland.
The economy of the Aland Islands
The main livelihood of the island is sailing. Trade goods are transported to generate income. Another important source of livelihood on the island is farm management and fishery. Although several important high-tech factories have been established, all non-shipping companies are small enterprises that employ less than 10 to 15 workers. The unemployment rate is as small as 1.8%. In some parts of the island, important money is earned from duty free sales.
Aland Islands Exported Products
Indirect employment effects are also important when local industries process local farm products and fish. Åland also has an interesting high-tech plastics industry, with worldwide exports, metals, engineering, carpentry, printing and electronics.
Aland Islands's Import Products
Wholesale and retail trade, various products.
Countries exported by Aland Islands
Aland Islands's Imports Countries
Nations Living in the Aland Islands
It consists of Swedish and Finnish.
Languages Spoken in Aland Islands
Official language: Swedish. Also spoken in Finnish.