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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is a town and municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Sunnmøre, and the center of the Ålesund Region. It is a sea port, and is noted for its unique 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. Ålesund Municipality has a population of 45,033 as of 2013, while the greater Ålesund urban area has a population of 48,460 (this also includes most of neighboring Sula Municipality as well).

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