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The Åland Islands (pronounced O-lahnd) lie at the southern end of the Gulf of Bothnia, between Sweden and Finland. The archipelago consists of several large islands and roughly 6,500 small isles, many of them too small for human habitation.
Åland vegetation is a combination of pine and deciduous forest, meadows, and farmed fields.
Image courtesy of NASA/Jesse Allen & Robert Simmon, using USGS Landsat data.