Talk:Åland Islands

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Wrong surface area information[edit]

The "area" information in the Aland Islands article summary box is wrong. One look at a map will tell you that the surface area of the Aland Islands can't be 13,517 km2 with only 88 km2 of water. On http://www.scantours.com/history_of_aland.htm, it says: "Total area: 6.784 km2 of which land area is 1.527 km2", which seems much more likely. 80.61.230.65 (talk) 14:47, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Thank you. --Langus (t) 17:56, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
Actually, total area is over 13,300 km² of which about 11,750 km² is sea. So that leaves 1,580 km² as the area without sea (= land & inland waters). 85.217.22.25 (talk) 00:57, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Unsourced claims[edit]

In the course of the 20th century, increasing numbers of the islanders have perceived Finnish sovereignty as benevolent and even beneficial.[citation needed] The combination of disappointment about insufficient support from Sweden in the League of Nations, Swedish disrespect for Åland's demilitarized status in the 1930s, and some feelings of a shared destiny with Finland during and after World War II has changed the islanders' perception of Åland's relation to Finland from "a Swedish province in Finnish possession" to "an autonomous part of Finland"[citation needed].

I don't know if this is true, it very well might be, but paragraphs like these needs to be supported by citations. The first paragraph have been left without sources for seven years, and the second for about three months now. That is unacceptable. Gavleson (talk) 04:08, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

This article really needs citations.--Michael (talk) 18:41, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Swedish krona?[edit]

There reads: While the official currency is the euro, the Swedish krona also circulates freely in Åland.
Where is that info from? No source, and I had not heard it before. Would be to be proven with a source, if it indeed is true. 212.50.203.198 (talk) 00:51, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Did a little searching, and it seems to be true. However, it is hard to tell which is a reliable/usable source here... 212.50.203.198 (talk) 01:10, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Lonely Planet (which can be considered a reliable source for something like this, as it is their core business) states that krona is widely accepted,[1] which is different than "freely circulated". I have updated the statement and added the source. Regards, Orange Suede Sofa (talk) 01:16, 17 December 2014 (UTC)