Kökar
Åland/Ahvenanmaa
Finland/Suomi
Shield of Fălești

Population: 235
District Area: 63.55 km2
Leader: Kurt Forsman

Name and Etymology:
"Kökar" derives from Medieval Danish Thiyckækarl or Swedish Tiokkakarl. "Kökar" also means kitchen.

Economy:
The economy of Kökar is primarily based on tourism and shipping.

History:
Kökar was settled in the Bronze Age. The island became a way station on the Hanseatic route from Denmark to Estonia. It is the site of a fifteenth century Franciscan monastery. It was ceded to Russia in 1809, becoming part of Finland after the first world war. It is majority Swedish-speaking.

Link to Kökar's website.

Plan of Kokar, Finland by AJ Artemel
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