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Aland to Froya

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The Aland Islands

The Aland Islands

The Aland Islands

The Aland Islands lie between Sweden and Finland among a group of 6,500 islands.

The islands have a total population of 25,000 and the capital, Mariehamn, is located on the largest island of Fasta. In 1921 the League of Nations decided that Aland should belong to Finland and obtain autonomy.

Aland is governed by the Lagtinget (Parliament), made up of 5 political parties at present, with a representative in the Finnish Parliament. Swedish is the official language.

There is a rich and diverse culture embracing music festivals and art festivals. Agriculture and fishing are the traditional basic industries of Aland though shipping and tourism have taken over as the dominant industries.

GNP is: shipping 43%, tourism 20%, agriculture 10% and fishing 5%. The Aland Islands have been represented at the Island Games since its inception in 1985 in the Isle of Man and are one of the founder members of the Association.

The Aland Islands had the honour of hosting the Fourth Games in 1991, and on this occasion won the Year of Sport Cup for the best overall team performance.

Medals in 2007 Games in Rhodes

Gold: 7
Silver: 8
Bronze: 10
Total: 25

Medals in 2005 Games in Shetland

Gold: 3
Silver: 8
Bronze: 6
Total: 17

Medals in 2003 Games in Guernsey

Gold: 4
Silver: 13
Bronze: 4
Total: 21

last updated: 24/06/2009 at 17:40
created: 08/07/2005

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Island Games 2009 in Aland

Jersey 24 37 19
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Guernsey 21 12 27
Sark 0 2 0
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Alderney 0 0 0
Faroe 34 23 24
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