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Ålesund

(ô`ləso͝on), city (1995 pop. 36,720), Møre og Romsdal county, W Norway, on 3 islands in the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Storfjord. It is a major commercial and fishing port. Products include clothing, processed fish, and dairy goods. Of note is a nearby stone church (early 13th cent.). The name was formerly spelled Aalesund.

Ålesund

 

a city and port in Norway, in the fylke (county) of Møre og Romsdal, on the Norwegian Sea, near the mouth of the Storfjord. Population, 39,500 (1971). Ålesund is a large fishing center. Industries include the processing of fish, shipbuilding, textiles, woodworking, chemicals, and cast iron.

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In the town of Alesund, on the shores of Borgund fjord, I uncovered the history of Norway's fishing capital, from the marine industry which exports 95 per cent of Norway's bacalo - dried, salted cod, to the devastation of the 1904 fire.
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And Alesund had the last laugh, winning 1-0 to reach the final against Molde.
We took a bus through the hills, past an occasional sod-roofed dwelling and fields carpeted with dandelions, and ended up at the art nouveau city of Alesund, built in the 1930s.
Under the new agreement with Fjordlaks, Borregaard plans to build a new oil refinery on Fjordlaks' premises in Alesund.
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But there are also regular domestic internal flights and it's worth exploring the likes of Alesund, which is just 40 minutes by plane from Bergen.
He keeps his bright orange craft Havbris (Sea Breeze) among the two hundred small fishing boats in the crowded harbor at Alesund and lives in nearby Hafrsfjord.
The Pars have put the 24-year-old Alesund defender on a week's trial and hope to field him in the reserve clash at Motherwell.
The Norwegian researchers studied 2,161 children born in the cities of Trondheim and Alesund from 1979 to 1981.
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