The Åland Islands Åland is a demilitarised, Swedish-speaking autonomous region of Finland. Here are some interesting tidbits about Åland: Åland has its own parliament (Ålands lagting) and government (Ålands landskapsregering) Mariehamn – the one and only town – is the the ‘capital’ of Åland. Swedish is the only official language in Åland. Åland has its own coat of arms, flag, anthem, stamps, license plates, and top level domain (.ax). For more about Åland check the Wikipedia page.
Typical summer landscape from #Aland Island in #Finland
1992 Aland Islands Stamp
Åland, Finland - The Åland Islands or Åland is an autonomous, demilitarised, monolingually Swedish-speaking region of Finland that consists of an archipealgo lying at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea. Åland's autonomous status means that those provincial powers normally exercised by representatives of the central Finnish government are largely exercised by its own government.