Showing posts with label Ahvenanmaa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ahvenanmaa. Show all posts

22 July 2011

ÅLAND ISLANDS, AHVENANMAA IN FINNISH : PART OF MY GERMANIC OUTLIER-SERIES

Båthus på Åland (boathouse)
Pubslished, edited & formatted by Kenneth S. Doig

The Aland islands (Åland in Swedish, Ahvenanmaa in Finnish) are positioned between eastern Sweden and southwestern Finland, about 65 miles east of Stockholm, Sweden. The islands were originally settled by Nordic peoples, today called Alanders. The Åland people (ålenning,pl. ålenningar KSD) developed a specific genealogy, different from other Scandinavians, being both isolated and connected by sea. Still, Alanders are considered to be Swedes. (å, pronounced the 'au' in the British (upperclass London) "taught" or to you (us) American westcoast illiterati, a long 'o' as in boat will suffice. KSD)

21 July 2011

ÅLAND ISLANDS : MIDWAY BETWEEN STOCKHOLM AND FINLAND (Ahvenanmaa)

PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG




Åland's poisition on Neuromap[1] & Worldmap
[1] north+European= "neuro" "Seuromap"
southern Europe
The Parliament of Åland
Åland, situated at southern end of
Gulf of Bothnia, midway between the
Finnish & Swedish mainland. 



The Åland Islands during the Crimean War

The Åland Islands are governed according to the Act on the Autonomy of Åland and international treaties. These laws guarantee the islands' autonomy from Finland, which has ultimate sovereignty over them, as well as a demilitarized status. The Government of Åland, or Landskapsregering, answers to the Parliament of Åland, or Lagting, in accordance with the principles of parliamentarism.

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