Aland islands


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aland islands an archipelago of some 6,000 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia under Finnish control
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In literature:

ALAND ISLES, a group of 300 small islands in the Gulf of Bothnia, of which 80 are inhabited; fortified by Russia.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The fortifications of Bomarsund lie on the eastern point of the largest of the Aland Islands.
"Our Sailors" by W.H.G. Kingston
Passed over to the island of Aland, the whole of which consists of the same kind of red rock.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
The Aland Islands breed war in the north.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
At noon on March 2 a German detachment occupied the Aland Islands.
"Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918" by Various

In news:

He was born Nov 16, 1922 on the Aland Island in Sweden, son of the late Karl and Augusta Johanna Helin Troberg.