Nödinge-Nol

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Nödinge-Nol
Nödinge-Nol is located in Sweden
Nödinge-Nol
Nödinge-Nol
Coordinates: 57°54′N 12°04′E / 57.900°N 12.067°E / 57.900; 12.067Coordinates: 57°54′N 12°04′E / 57.900°N 12.067°E / 57.900; 12.067
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Ale Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 9,822
 • Density 1,641/km2 (4,250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Nödinge-Nol is a locality and the seat of Ale Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 9,822 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Overview[edit]

The town Nödinge-Nol was once three communities: Alafors, Nol and Nödinge. They have grown together into one locality. It is situated approximately 20 kilometers northeast of Gothenburg next to the euro highway E45, east of the river Göta Älv. Nödinge community was originally called Kyrkby (~Church village) and have been the site of a church since the medieval times. The current church was built 1727 and has excellent murals.

The downtown area is dominated by apartment complexes and is surrounded by an extensive countryside intermixed with villas. Downtown is Ale Torg, a shopping center with a diverse selection of stores, and Ale Gymnasium, the communities' only High School. There is also a junior high school, middle school, emergency room, library, a sports arena, there's even a nine hole golfcourse and a small boat harbor. The main public transport is Gothenburg commuter rail, which has two stations here, Nödinge and Nol.

The surrounding countryside includes very steep hills with the nature area Vättlefjäll in the south east and the Göta Älv ridge to the east. Inside the town itself you can find a large number of steep hills intermixed with flat valleys that nowadays are fertile farmland, but which once was the bottom of the sea. The hills used to be islets of the old archipelago.

By beer enthusiasts, Ale is known for its brewery, Ahlafors Bryggerier.

Nödinge in Ale was founded when a king called Inge, was in danger and he took his horse and fled from the enemies, his horse swimmed over Göta Älv with him and the enemies couldn't get to him, Inge was greateful and he said a church was going to be built at that location, and so Kyrkby was founded (kyrkby = church village) and when it started to form a town it changed name to nödinge (nödinge = need Inge, Inge was in need for help and therefor they changed the name to that), the church that stands there today was built in 1727 as mentioned before.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.