Finnish province of the Åland Islands or Ahvenanmaa is comprised of
approximately 6,500 islands off the coast of Finland in the Baltic Sea
at the mouth of the Gulf of Bothnia. Only about 80 of the islands are
inhabited. In 1921 the League of Nations granted Finland sovereignty
over the islands, and in 1922 Finland granted the islands, which are
Swedish speaking, special rights, including their own flag.
stamp, which focuses on the main island of Åland, commemorates the
50th Anniversary of the First Provincial Meeting of Åland.