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Mariehamn ( Français: Mariehamn, Spanish: Mariehamn, Deutsch: Mariehamn, Русский: Мариехамн) - (The) city in , situated in Åland Islands region. According to the latest census, the city population is 10682. Geographical coordinates of Mariehamn (WGS84): latitude: 60° 5' 50" N ( 60.0973 ), longitude: 19° 56' 5" E ( 19.9348 ).

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Mariehamns stad
View of Mariehamn
View of Mariehamn
Coat of arms of Mariehamn
Coat of arms
Location of Mariehamn in Finland
Location of Mariehamn in Finland
Mariehamn is located in Åland
Location in Åland
Mariehamn is located in Finland
Mariehamn (Finland)
Coordinates: 60°06′N 019°56′E / 60.100°N 19.933°E / 60.100; 19.933
Country  Finland
Region Åland
Sub-region Mariehamn
Charter 1861
 • Mayor Barbara Heinonen
 • Total 20.75 km (8.01 sq mi)
 • Land 11.79 km (4.55 sq mi)
 • Water 8.96 km (3.46 sq mi)
Area rank 311th largest in Finland
 • Total 11,775
 • Rank 89th largest in Finland
 • Density 998.73/km (2,586.7/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Swedish 87.7% (official)
 • Finnish 5.8%
 • Others 6.5%
Population by age
 • 0 to 14 14.8%
 • 15 to 64 67.8%
 • 65 or older 17.4%
Time zone UTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate 16.5%
Website www.mariehamn.ax
People with a foreign background
County of origin Population (2017)
 Sweden 1,093 (9.55%)
 Romania 173 (1.51%)
 Latvia 163 (1.42%)
 Iran 95 (0.83%)
 Estonia 92 (0.80%)
 Russia 88 (0.77%)
 Yugoslavia 86 (0.75%)
 Thailand 73 (0.64%)
 Philippines 55 (0.48%)
 United Kingdom 45 (0.39%)

Mariehamn (About this soundSwedish pronunciation; Finnish: Maarianhamina) is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Mariehamn is the seat of the Government and Parliament of Åland, and 40% of the population of Åland live in the city. Like all of Åland, Mariehamn is unilingually Swedish-speaking and around 88% of the inhabitants speak it as their native language.


Södragatan, one of the oldest streets of Mariehamn.

The town was named after the Russian empress Maria Alexandrovna. Mariehamn was founded in 1861, around the village of Övernäs, in what was at the time part of the municipality of Jomala. The city has since expanded and incorporated more of Jomala territory. Mariehamn was built according to a very regular scheme which is well-preserved. One of the oldest streets is Södragatan where many wooden houses dating from the 19th century can be seen.Following the First World War Mariehamn was home to the Mariehamn Grain Fleet.



The museum ship Pommern is anchored in the western of Mariehamn's two harbours, Västerhamn.

The city is located on a peninsula. It has two important harbours, one located on the western shore and one on the eastern shore, which are ice-free for nearly the whole year, and have no tides. The Western Harbour is an important international harbour with daily traffic to Sweden, Estonia and mainland Finland. A powerful incentive for Baltic ferries to stop at Mariehamn is that, with respect to indirect taxation, Åland is not part of the EU customs zone and so duty-free goods can be sold aboard. Åland and Mariehamn have a reputable heritage in shipping. The Flying P-Liner Pommern museum ship is anchored in the Western Harbour. The Eastern Harbour features one of the largest marinas in Scandinavia. The famous Dutch steamer Jan Nieveen (now called F.P. von Knorring, after Åland teacher and vicar Frans Peter von Knorring) can also be found here.


Mariehamn airport serves the city; it has scheduled flights on two airlines including Finnair.


Municipal library

The city is an important centre for Åland media; both of the local newspapers (Ålandstidningen and Nya Åland), several radio stations and the local TV channels (TV Åland and Åland24) operate out of the city. The islanders are traditionally fond of reading, and had public libraries before 1920. A printing works was established in the town in 1891. The municipal library, which was built in 1989, is one of the most interesting modern buildings.


Saint George's church

Mariehamn features several buildings drawn by Finnish architect Lars Sonck, who moved to Åland as a child. Buildings drawn by him include the church of Mariehamn (1927), the main building of the Åland Maritime College (1927) and the town hall (1939). Hilda Hongell also designed several buildings, although only a few are still standing.


A chart on population increase.

2013 (May)



Mariehamn has a transitional climate between humid continental climate with certain maritime influence as a result of the strong maritime moderation from being an island in the Baltic Sea. This renders summers to be cooler than both the Swedish and Finnish mainlands, with winters being similar in cold to the adjacent coastal part of Sweden but milder than Finland's mainland.

Twin towns and sister cities

Mariehamn is twinned with:

Notable person

  • Anders Överström, professional footballer


  1. ^ "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  6. ^ Derby., W L A (1937). "Mariehamn's Grain Fleet - Shipping Wonders of the World". Shipping Wonders of the World (21 July 1937): 746–749.
  7. ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). The Åland Islands. Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. p. 5.
  8. ^ http://pxnet2.stat.fi/PXWeb/pxweb/fi/StatFin/StatFin__vrm__vaerak/statfin_vaerak_pxt_032.px/table/tableViewLayout2/?rxid=726cd24d-d0f1-416a-8eec-7ce9b82fd5a4
  9. ^ http://pxnet2.stat.fi/PXWeb/pxweb/fi/StatFin/StatFin__vrm__vaerak/statfin_vaerak_pxt_029.px/?rxid=726cd24d-d0f1-416a-8eec-7ce9b82fd5a4
  10. ^ "Finland climate averages 1981-2010". Météo Climat.
  11. ^ "Extreme values for Jomala Maarianahaminan Lentoansema". Météo Climat. March 19, 2017.
  12. ^ Mariehamns stads vänorter. Accessed July 14, 2015

External links

  • Official website (in Swedish)
  • Official Tourist Gateway of Mariehamn - Maarianhamina
  • Mariehamn travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Map of Mariehamn
  • Mariehamn. Tourist route (in Russian)
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