Aksi

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Beach of Aksi
Aksi lighthouse

Aksi (also known as Väike-Prangli (Little Prangli) or Äksi) (Swedish: Lilla Wrangelsö) is an Estonian island in the Gulf of Finland with an area of 59 hectars. Coordinates are 59°35′59″N 25°05′23″E / 59.59972°N 25.08972°E / 59.59972; 25.08972 It forms an archipelago with nearby islands of Prangli and Keri. Aksi belongs to the Viimsi Parish of Harju County.

Aksi is a part of the Prangli landscape protection area. The island's northern end is stony, its southern end is sandy and covered with junipers and birches.

Aksi was inhabited from 1790 to 1953, when the last inhabitants were forced to leave by the Soviet border guard. Many had fled already in 1944, mainly to Sweden.

The family that lived there was Aksberg. There is a lighthouse which was built in 1986.

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List of islands of Estonia