Åland is an autonomous area in the Baltic Sea, consisting of one main island and a surrounding archipelago. While legally a part of Finland, in practice the islands run their own affairs and are rather different from the mainland.

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Mariehamn is the largest town on the Åland islands. A youthful town, Mariehamn was founded in 1861 while Åland and Finland formed part of the mighty Russian Empire.

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Kökar is an island in Åland. Ålandstrafiken ferries from Långnäs on the main island or from Galtby on the Finnish mainland.

Brändö is a municipality in Åland and the main island of the municipality. Brändö consists of the villages Lappo, Asterholma, Torsholma, Baggholma, Brändö by, Björnholma, Korsö, Fiskö, Åva and Jurmo.

Eckerö is a scattered village and an island, regarded as part of mainland Åland.

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