Place:Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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NameÅlesund
Alt namesAÌŠlesundsource: from redirect
Ålesundsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Aislesundsource: common spelling
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates62.467°N 6.183°E
Located inMøre og Romsdal, Norway
Contained Places
Former municipality
Borgund ( 1968 - present )
Inhabited place
Spjelkavik
Municipality
Sula ( 1968 - 1976 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ålesund is a town and municipality in Møre og Romsdal County, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Sunnmøre and the centre of the Ålesund Region. It is a sea port and is noted for its concentration of Art Nouveau architecture. The town of Ålesund is the administrative centre of Ålesund Municipality, as well as the principal shipping town of the Sunnmøre district.

The municipality is the 382nd largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Ålesund is the 17th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 47,199. The municipality's population density is and its population has increased by 14% over the last decade. The greater Ålesund urban area has a population of 56,223 (this also includes most of neighbouring Sula, Møre og Romsdal as well).

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