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Ålesund

municipality in Møre og Romsdal, Norway

Ålesund (or Aalesund) is a city and municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Ålesund was founded in 1837. The city has gotten attention worldwide for being one of the best small sea ports in Europe.[2][3][4]

Ålesund[1]
Aalesund from Fjellstua.jpg
Official seal of Ålesund[1]
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"Åleby"
Coordinates: 62°28′40″N 06°11′25″E / 62.47778°N 6.19028°E / 62.47778; 6.19028Coordinates: 62°28′40″N 06°11′25″E / 62.47778°N 6.19028°E / 62.47778; 6.19028
Government
 • MayorEva Vinje Aurdal (Labour Party)
Area
 • Total99 km2 (38 sq mi)
Population
(2016)
 • Total46,747
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ålesunder
Ålesundar
Time zoneUTC + 1
Websitealesund.kommune.no

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Ålesund – Store norske leksikon". Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  2. Society, National Geographic. "Europe Small Ports Photo Gallery -- National Geographic Traveler". Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  3. Eikrem, Allan (9 June 2012). "Norges vakreste sted". Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  4. "Britisk avis: - Ålesund er Norges vakreste by". Retrieved 16 July 2016.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Ålesund at Wikimedia Commons