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Maarianhamina(mä`rēänhä'mĭnä), city (1996 pop. 10,399), capital of ÅlandÅland Islands
or Ahvenanmaa Islands
, Swed. Ålandsöerna , archipelago (1996 pop. 25,257), 581 sq mi (1,505 sq km), in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, at the entrance of the Gulf of Bothnia.
..... Click the link for more information. prov., SW Finland, on Åland island. It is an active trade center and a popular summer resort. It was founded in 1861 by Czar Alexander II.
(Maarianhamina), the main city and a port in the Aland Islands (Finland); located on the southern coast of Aland Island. Population, 8,500 (1970). It is a shipping center and is linked by ferry with Turku and Stockholm (Sweden). It is also a fishing center, with ship-building and food-processing industries. Mariehamn is a tourist site. It was founded in 1861.