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Definitions of Åbo-Björneborg

  1. ÅBO-BJÖRNEBORG, a province occupying the S.W. corner of Finland and including the Åland islands. It has a total area of 24,171 square kilometres and a population ( 1900) of 447,098, of whom 379,622 spoke Finnish and 67,260 Swedish; 446,900 were of the Lutheran religion. The province occupies a prominent position in Finland for its manufacture of cottons, sugar refinery, wooden goods, metals, machinery, paper, & c. Its chief towns are: Åbo ( pop. 42,639), Björneborg ( 16,053), Raumo ( 5501), Nystad ( 4165), Mariehamn ( 1171), Nådendal ( 917).
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