Ålesund

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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.
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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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