The New International Encyclopædia/Ålesund

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ÅLESUND, a̤′le-sụnd, or AALESUND. A town in the Norwegian province of Romsdal, on two islands of the Skjärgaard Archipelago (Map; Norway, B 5). It has an excellent harbor, and is an important trading centre, getting a large revenue from cod-fishing. Pop., 1900, 11,700.