|County||Västra Götaland County|
|• Total||333.25 km2 (128.67 sq mi)|
|• Land||318.27 km2 (122.88 sq mi)|
|• Water||14.98 km2 (5.78 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2010.|
|Population (June 30, 2012)|
|• Density||82/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
Ale Municipality was created in 1974, when the former municipalities of Nödinge, Skepplanda and Starrkärr were amalgamated. The new entity got its name from the old Ale Hundred, which had approximately the same territory.
Inhabitants figures from 2000.
Ale has three sister cities:
- Ale Municipality - Official site