Ale Municipality

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Ale Municipality
Ale kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Ale Municipality
Coat of arms
Ale Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Nödinge-Nol
Area[1]
 • 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)[2]
 • Total 27,467
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1440
Website www.ale.se

Ale Municipality (Ale kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Nödinge-Nol, more precisely in Alafors at 57°55′33″N 12°5′1″E / 57.92583°N 12.08361°E / 57.92583; 12.08361Coordinates: 57°55′33″N 12°5′1″E / 57.92583°N 12.08361°E / 57.92583; 12.08361

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.

It built one of the first indoor bandy arenas in Sweden (and subsequently in the world), which was the first in Götaland, located in Bohus.

Localities[edit]

Inhabitants figures from 2000.

Sister cities[edit]

Ale has three sister cities:

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