Mariehamn was founded in 1861 while Åland and Finland were part of the great Russian Empire. Mary, consort of Czar Alexander II in Russia, gave the city her name.
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Tall Ships Races 2021 will take place between June 26 and August 3. During these six weeks, the races will visit Klaipeda, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Mariehamn and Szczecin … We are delighted that the Tall Ships Race is coming to the Baltic to celebrate its 65th anniversary In 2021, the fleet visit five fabulous ports […]
When Finland declared independence from Russia in 1917, the Ålanders feared for their Swedish language and culture and mobilized for a reunion with Sweden. However, it took many years before Åland got its official flag.