13 Facts About Alesund


Alesund sometimes spelled Aalesund in English, is a municipality in Møre og Romsdal County, Norway.

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The town of Alesund is the administrative centre of Alesund Municipality, as well as the principal shipping town of the Sunnmøre district.

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Alesund is a partner in the Art nouveau network, a European network of co-operation created in 1999 for the study, safeguards and development of the Art nouveau.

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Municipality of Alesund occupies seven of the outer islands in the county of Møre og Romsdal: Hessa, Aspøya, Nørvøya, Oksenøya, Ellingsøya, Humla, and Tørla.

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Alesund has a temperate oceanic climate, known as a marine west coast climate.

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All municipalities in Norway, including Alesund, are responsible for primary education, outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads.

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Municipal council of Alesund is made up of 77 representatives that are elected to four year terms.

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Today this has become a cornerstone industry in and around Alesund through leading offshore supply ship owning companies Farstad, Bourbon, Olympic, Havila, and Rem.

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Alesund is one of the harbours at which the Hurtigruten arrives two times per day.

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The Rauma Line starts at Andalsnes, 120 kilometres east of Alesund, going to Dombas, then southwards on the Dovre Line to Lillehammer and Oslo.

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Alesund is a port of call for passenger and freight vessels travelling between Bergen, Kingston upon Hull, Newcastle, Hamburg, and Trondheim, including the Hurtigruta cruise ships, which arrive in Alesund twice a day.

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The Alesund School of Art is a school for visual arts located in Alesund.

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Alesund was shown briefly at about the 20:17 mark in the 1969 film, "It's Tough to Be a Bird, " by Disney.

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