are an archipelago at the entrance of the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea. They form an autonomous, demilitarised,
Swedish-speaking region of Finland.
Åland consists of more than 6,500 islands and skerries, of which 6,400
are larger than 3,000 m2.
largest island is the main island of Åland, which makes up 70% of the Islands’ total land area and is home to 90% of the
population. The longest distance from north to south is 50 km and from east to west 45 km. Despite its relatively
small size, there are 912 km
of public roads in Åland.