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Requested move 1 December 2021[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: moved per request. Favonian (talk) 22:15, 8 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Åland IslandsÅland – Support was given during a previous discussion, however no actual request was made. 2603:9000:7C02:64F0:AD14:5764:3B16:E17D (talk) 22:15, 1 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Renaming links to Åland[edit]

According to the above move, I have renamed a lot of internal links from [[Åland Islands]] to [[Åland]]. A handful of renamings (like this one) were not accepted because the quoted source used the wrong name, but most updates didn't have a problem.
Many links already used the correct name but referred to the old article name: [[Åland Isles|Åland]]; I could easily replace them by [[Åland]].

On Template:User in the Åland Islands, Template:User interest Åland Islands, Template:User citizen Åland Islands and Template:User from the Åland Islands, the name should also be changed, so that the user boxes will be updated. I'm not very familiar with that process in the English Wikipedia (NL-WP is my home site), so that's too complex for me. Is there anybody who can change 'Åland Islands' to 'Åland' everywhere on those templates as it should be done? Thank you very much, Erik Wannee (talk) 18:35, 5 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Contradicting citations of inhabited islands[edit]

Early in the article it claims that 60 of the islands are inhabited (“ Of Åland's thousands of islands, 60 are inhabited. “ - first paragraph) but further down in the “geography” section, it states “…of which about eighty are inhabited; ”. I am not sure which is correct as I just stumbled upon the article while exploring a different topic, but assume they should be consistent. Thanks! (talk) 00:49, 22 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry. Didn’t realize I wasn’t logged in when I submitted this. Am adding a comment so I can track a response. Also title should be “of inhabited islands” Abbey (talk) 01:01, 22 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The question is: when can you call an island 'inhabited'? I know by experience that there are many islands and skerries in Åland that have one or several small house(s). Often, the owner(s) only visit it in weekends and/or holiday times. Or they only live there in the tourist season, and they move to Mariehamn in the winter. Many people in Åland (actually in the whole of Scandinavia) have two or even three houses. So, many islands are inhabited, but they are not permanently inhabited.
The narrow artificial channel between both Simskälas.
Another difficulty: the definition of 'island' can be discussed. Take f.i. Simskälä. It has two parts, separated by a small man-made channel: Eastern Simskäla and Western Simskälä. Are they one island, or two islands? Both (parts) are inhabited.
Some islands in Åland were separated in the recent past, but because of the post-glacial rebound, they have meanwhile merged together. F.i. the peninsula Svinö in Lumparland, from where the ferries leave to Degerby (Föglö), was an island in the past ("ö" means "island"), but now it is firmly attached to the 'mainland' of Lumparland. (If you look around here, you can still easily determine the place where the sea was, some centuries ago.)
This all makes it difficult to determine how many islands there are, and which islands can be called 'inhabited'. Erik Wannee (talk) 09:38, 22 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Abbey: On both places, I made '60-80' of it. Erik Wannee (talk) 13:01, 22 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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